Footprints

Published on Nov 23, 2015

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PRESENTATION OUTLINE

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"Virtual" vs "Real Life"

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Your Digital Footprint

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Social Media

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Mindfulness Required!

  • Persistance
  • Visibility
  • Spreadability
  • Searchability
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Persistance

You can't get rid of it
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Visibility

Who can see it?
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Spreadability

Who else can pass it on?
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Searchability

Just how lucky are you feeling?

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Safety

Are there creepy people online? (YES.)
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Being safe...

  • Use privacy controls.
  • Be wise about what you share!
  • If anything makes you uncomfortable, log off, block the person, TELL SOMEONE.

Identity

Who are you anyway?

Identity

  • Represent yourself well!
  • Would you want your grandma to see it?
  • Would you want it reported on the evening news?

Who you are is not defined by how many "likes" you get.

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Let's talk about bullying...

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Bullying?

  • Harrassment
  • Gossiping
  • Hurtfully excluding others
  • Pranking
  • "Drama"
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THINK

before you post!
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THINK! Is it...

  • TRUE?
  • HELPFUL?
  • INSPIRING?
  • NECESSARY?
  • KIND?
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"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
- Matthew 7:12

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"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom."
- James 3:13

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Footprints

What will people know about you?
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It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
by Danah Boyd

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It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
by Danah Boyd

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Boyd: "Teens are passionate about finding their place in society. What is different as a result of social media is that teens’ perennial desire for social connection and autonomy is now being expressed in net-worked publics. Networked publics are publics that are restructured by networked technologies."

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Boyd: "Teens engage with networked publics for the same reasons they have always relished publics; they want to be a part of the broader world by connecting with other people and having the freedom of mobility."

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Boyd: "Many adults fear networked technologies for the same reasons that adults have long been wary of teen participation in public life and teen socialization in parks, malls, and other sites where youth congregate. [...] Social media services like Facebook and Twitter are providing teens with new opportunities to participate in public life, and this, more than anything else, is what concerns many anxious adults.

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Practical Advice

What is a parent to do?

A little encouragement...

  • Tech only in family spaces
  • Have tech-time-out zones (supper table, bedtime, etc.)
  • Model what you would want from them
  • Honest, authentic relationships

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