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February Parent Tech Training

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Kate Thoma

on 1 March 2013

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Transcript of February Parent Tech Training

Absolutely Positive:
Safety and Our Kids’
Digital Footprint February 28, 2013 http://parentables.howstuffworks.com/family-matters/create-safe-tech-routine-3-simple-steps.html


http://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/understanding-impact-digital-footprints -Family email account (gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc.)-become email pen pals with distant relatives or friends
-Family Blog (eBlogger, Word Press, Blog.com)
-Model how to use Linked In, Facebook, or Twitter in a positive light
-Sit with your child when they are on the computer and interact together
-Create a YouTube video and post it together, demonstrating privacy settings and having discussions about what is appropriate and what isn't Available for you to review at: https://sites.google.com/a/napls.us/bylt/

Or click on your child's school and find the link under "Quick Links" http://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/understanding-impact-digital-footprints Setting Up Parental Controls http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2900 How do we keep our actual devices safe? Resources for tonight's presentation: Some Ideas... Digital Footprints 1. You will learn ideas for setting up a technology routine at home

2. You will know a few tools on your home devices that will help you limit accessibility to inappropriate content

3. You will learn a few ideas to keep your devices safe from online threats

4. You will begin to explore steps to create a positive digital footprint with your children Setting Up a Home Routine
*Set up a routine "tech time"-for example, after playing outside for 30-60 minutes, kids can use technology to learn while you are preparing the meal
*Technology with a purpose
*At night, keep all devices in a central location that your children don't have access to
*Carve out time to work together to create a positive digital footprint
*Check devices at night-You should be able to log in to all of your child's accounts
*Have a technology agreement with rewards and consequences Discussion What technology routines do you have in your home?
What questions or concerns do you need assistance with? Burning Questions
Insightful Highlights Let's Remember... The most important teacher your child has is...YOU Tonight's Goals: Open a web browser and type in m.socrative.com. Enter our classroom number 4138600. You have 8 minutes "Be there and AWARE" Parental controls on a Mac: Parental controls on a Windows PC: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/parental-controls Parental controls on an iPad: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4213 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kiddoware.kidsplace&hl=en Parental Controls on an Android Device: Has anyone done this at home that has advice? Get Anti Virus Protection 10 Second Commercial: Back up your computer often
and don't save anything to the desktop
that you would be devastated at losing.

Consider using DropBox or Box.net for
cloud storage. Do your Updates! On a Windows machine, do Microsoft updates at least 1x/month - this is how Microsoft patches security holes

On a Mac, do system updates when they are sent out to your machine There are several free options for anti-virus software for Windows machines-AVG (free edition) or AVAST (free edition) are used by a few of our Support Services staff In your groups, brainstorm some ideas to help your children create positive digital footprints You have 8 minutes and then we'll get back in a group "We need to look at digital footprints as potential tools for learning, finding like-minded peers, and building reputations as thoughtful contributors to meaningful digital conversations.:
-William Ferriter (http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/apr11/vol68/num07/Positive-Digital-Footprints.aspx)
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