Social Media and your teenagers

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Social Media and your teenagers: a quick parent’s guide:

Social Media and your teenagers: a quick parent’s guide by Wendolyn Velez-Torres Roland Park Country School

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What as a parent should you be concerned about::

What as a parent should you be concerned about: Cyber bullying Cyber predators Sexting Child’s online presence

Definitions of terms :

Definitions of terms Cyber bullying: cyber bullying is when a minor uses any electronic device to repeatedly tease , humiliate, embarrass, harass, and intimidate other minors on the Internet. It is an indirect way to bully others, with the goal of causing the victim to become socially isolated from others .

Cyber harassment and cyber bullying…..:

Cyber harassment and cyber bullying…..

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Terms defined continued: Cyber harassment: Sometimes used interchangeably with the term cyber bullying, but cyber harassment applies to adults. Cyber bullying ONLY occurs when a minor does it to another minor . Cyber harassment usually pertains to threatening or harassing email messages, instant messages, or to blog entries or websites dedicated solely to tormenting an individual.

Cyber Predators:

Cyber Predators

Who are cyber predators?:

Who are cyber predators? Cyber predators are people who use the Internet for the sole purpose of finding victims to inflict harm. Cyber predators can be any age and either sex. Cyber predators use a technique called grooming to allure their victims. Grooming is a very purposeful, methodic and patient process cloaked in kindness and empathy.

Terms defined continued::

Terms defined continued: Sexting: is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones, though it can involve any electronic device that connects to the Internet. Online presence-Web presence is the collective existence online of a company or individual.

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So what are teenagers using these days to communicate online…:

So what are teenagers using these days to communicate online…

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Guess what it isn’t facebook !

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Websites They are using WHAT?!

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Mobile apps

All of these are mobile apps.:

All of these are mobile apps.

What is snapchat? :

Snapchat is a photo messaging application developed by Stanford University students. [ Using the app, users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as "Snaps". Users set a time limit for how long recipients can view their Snaps (as of November 2013, the range is from 1 to 10 seconds), after which they will be hidden from the recipient's device and deleted from the Snapchat server. What is snapchat ?

What is instagram?:

What is instagram ? Instagram is a photo editing and sharing ‘app’ that allows users to edit photos taken on their phone and post them to Instagram , Facebook and Twitter with the click of a button. Instagram photos are open to the public by default and Instagram lets users browse public photos posted by others and by people whom they follow.

What is vine(seenive)?:

Vine is an application that can run on a smart phone, tablet or a PC. The app allows users to create and share looping videos(videos that repeat and action), and pictures. While Vine is the application, the files created on it are hosted by a third-party site that stores the files. ( Seenive ) Content on Seenive is NOT moderated. What is vine( seenive )?

Remember with any online tool or app, read the terms of use carefully. :

Remember with any online tool or app, read the terms of use carefully.

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OoVoo is a software that allows you to connect for free with up to 12 friends at a time on any video chat, voice call, or instant message .

What can parents do? :

What can parents do? Be an advocate for your child Teach your child to be an advocate for him/herself Talk to your kids about how they are presenting themselves online

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A word of caution….:

A word of caution…. Even if you have everything you use online set to the highest private setting, it doesn’t mean you are 100% safe online! Just because your settings are set to private, that doesn’t mean that the people you share the information with have their settings set to private.

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What else can parents do?:

What else can parents do? Know your kids passwords Look for any changes in behavior Establish an AUP contract for online use.

What is an AUP?:

What is an AUP? An AUP is what is known as an Acceptable Use Policy. An AUP acts as a written contract between parents and students. It outlines the terms and conditions for Internet use by defining access privileges, rules of online behavior, and the consequences for violating those rules. If the AUP is only used when a child violates its terms or is never referred to after it has been initiated , it is ineffective.

A home AUP should….:

A home AUP should…. State acceptable uses for home computers State unacceptable uses for home computers State privileges of use   State consequences for abuse of policy Cover network etiquette ( What is acceptable online behavior and what isn’t) Contains a code of conduct for Internet use Contains a list of responsibilities for the child and the parent for using the Internet Has a section for both the child and parent’s signature



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