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when "tweens" get social: the parent's perspective
Transcript of when "tweens" get social: the parent's perspective
the parent's perspective
35% of tweens own a mobile phone, according to nielsen. social is mobile!
a few questions you should answer before diving in:
is your child responsible?
how does your child handle IRL social situations?
are you ready to be involved on a daily basis?
guidelines, ground rules, and things to look out for
Like anything, set ground rules and stick to them
1. YOU hold the keys:
2. set expectations for behavior
treat people with respect/ no bullying
talk about their "digital footprint" or WYPOTISOTI
it helps to emphasize the rules
eliminates "i never said that" excuse
writing it together is a good exercise
3. consider a "contract"
just monitor, do not “like or comment”
don’t go following all your child's friends willy-nilly
respect your child’s independence
set boundaries and hold to them (this means YOU)
what you post on the internet stays on the internet
red flag sites
Evaluate how comfortable you are
Set ground rules and boundaries and expectations for behavior
Monitor, don’t butt in
3 most important things
some great resources
Matt Snyder, Communications Specialist and New Media Lead, U-M UHR Communications
Shawn Sieg, Social Network Tech Developer
Her first "selfie."
Broadcast Yourselfie: How Teens Use Social Media and Why It Matters to You
I'm 13 and None of My Friends Use Facebook
**One Step Ahead - an email resource just for parents
Growing Up Online (the more you know NBC) - A Must Have Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Kids
Teens: Facebook's becoming more 'meh'
Google+ Teen Safety Guide
Growing Up Online (PBS) being shown in many schools, etc...
The 18-34 Age Group Is The Most Easily Annoyed At Slow Social Response Times
some more great resources
Social Generation Divide: Tween Girls Say Facebook is Not For Them—New Market Insight Program Reveals Instagram and Google are Gen Z Girls' True BFFs
Social media: what role should schools play in keeping children safe?
Why parents hate social media sites (infographic)
How teens, parents struggle to share social media
SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT: HOW TEENS ARE USING ENTERTAINMENT
FYI (if you’re a teenage girl)
enable users to share all forms of digital content including text, photo, audio, video, and live broadcasts. Free & Pay-Per-View live broadcast features.
80 million users love Kik! unlimited texting to anyone else who uses the app for free. Allows complete anonymity.
allows its users to upload video status updates, which are usually called "keeks". You can use a their website with a web cam or use their mobile apps
ask.fm is a way to ask questions and get answers from friends or anonymous users. Website or use mobile app
allows users to send temporary texts, photos and videos. Remember that you could grab a screenshot from mobile device
the social network for your personal life. The idea is that you are limited to how many followers and that you know you're just sharing with people you really trust. Photos and videos are the meat of Path.
"The average age kids begin consuming media is eight years old. And, five million users under the age of 10 have Facebook profiles."
instagram is the gateway to social media
if your child has an account, you should have an account.
make your account private
be thoughtful of sharing personal info
don't forget privacy settings
add resources on acronyms and hashtags