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2 Parent/Teachers Workshop, Marian Academy March 2010,

3 Presentation outline Definitions (internet, cyber-violence) Uses of the internet Statistics on internet users Benefits and risks of the internet 2

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5 4 THE INTERNET IS …. a network that links computer networks all over the world by satellite and telephone, connecting users with service networks such as , World Wide Web, chatting, etc. THE INTERNET IS …. a network that links computer networks all over the world by satellite and telephone, connecting users with service networks such as , World Wide Web, chatting, etc.

6 5 Cyber-space: electronic space created by computers connected together in networks like the Internet

7 6 means of communication using text, colour, images. Documents/photos/ music & video clips can be attached (Hotmail, Google, Yahoo, etc) Why has Jane not answered my as yet? How long has it been? secs.!

8 7 junk or irrelevant postings to a newsgroup or bulletin board

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11 allow users to initiate conversation by typing messages that will instantly appear on other users screen who are in the discussion. 10 CHATROOMS

12 11 A user: initiates conversation with others by typing messages that will instantly appear on the other users screen. can choose to communicate with someone online or block them.

13 12 allow users to be part of a virtual community..... allow users to create a profile, add pics, add friends, leave comments, create/participate in online communities.

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16 New Generation – Black eye Peas We are the now generation We are the generation now This is the now generation This is the generation now I want money I want it, want it, want it Fast internet, Stay connected hit eject Wi-fi, Podcast Blastin' out a SMS Text me and I text you back Check me on that iChat Im all about that http You're a PC I'm a Mac I want it Myspace and yourspace Facebook is a new place Dipdive and socializin' And Ill be out on cyberspace Google is my professor Wikipedia checker Checkin out my account Loggin in and loggin out 15

17 What are we doing on the internet? 16

18 17 most likely to use the Internet for schoolwork Social networking sites are places to reinforce existing friendships for girls communication and entertainment Playing games peaks among year olds Social networking sites provide opportunities for flirting and making new friends for boys chat rooms & listen to the radio or watch TV

19 So, why are mom and dad on social networking sites? 18 Stay in touch with friends Make plans with friends Make new friends Organise with others for an event, issue or cause Make new business/professional contacts Promote yourself or your work

20 19 What do young people use the mobile phones for?

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22 21 DID YOU KNOW? CARICOM Countries have 3,171,500 Internet users Accounting for 0.18% of total world Internet users

23 Internet use by tweens No. of kids who access internet: 80% Tweens who use internet for games: 74% Tweens who use internet for homework: 59% Most popular way to communicate with friends: Face-to-face communication: 30% SMS: 15% Online chat: 14% Cell phone: 10% 22

24 Social Networks Usage Amongst Children and Young Adults 23 BOYS GIRLS

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30 Demographics- social gamers 29 GameUsers Farmville61 m YoVille19.8 m Mafia Wars25.8 Sorority Life7.1 m Restaurant City17.3 m Overall age profile of social gamers Sex profile of social gamers

31 30 American children are currently spending an average of 7.5 hours a day watching TV, using cell phones, social networking, and listening to iPods

32 INTERNET GROWTH SECTOR 80% of five to seven- year-olds use the internet and that among nine to 11-year olds, 94% do so. At home, more than two-thirds (67%) of five to seven-year-olds were using the internet in up from 57% in AT LAST, SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING!

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34 33 FLITTERIN = FACEBOOK + TWITTER + LINKEDIN Explore questions of personal identity Develop real-life skills such as the ability to think critically, build personal relationships and thoughtfully challenge the opinions of others Consciousness raising Local/global knowledge

35 Benefits of the internet use 34 Self- directed learning Fosters independence Cultural knowledge/ tolerance Grapple with social norms & expectations Self- expression Build networks Expanded social circle

36 35 Txting Cld Help Kids Read Reg Eng Social/environmental activism & consciousness raising

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38 What do we think? I have a free speech right to say whatever I want online Your response Your peers typical response On the Internet it is okay to reveal personal secrets for others to see. Your response Your peers typical response What happens online should stay online. Your response Your peers typical response What happens online is mostly a game, so no one can really get hurt Your response Your peers typical response

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41 40 Inadvertently, forming friendships

42 41 Endanger their privacy Some sites encourage teens to join clubs and enter competitions. In so doing, they reveal their name and address and may become the target of unwelcome marketing and other material. Endanger their privacy Some sites encourage teens to join clubs and enter competitions. In so doing, they reveal their name and address and may become the target of unwelcome marketing and other material.

43 42 Cyberbullying is the use of online or mobile technology to harass or intimidate another person. Teasing, false rumours, false messages and threats can be spread by , in chatrooms, blogs, forums and mobile phone messages. Bullying can be done by groups or individuals who are able to remain anonymous.

44 Cyber-violence: violent impact of the cyber-activities of another individual or social grouping Cyber-bullying: takes place over cyberspace includes both Internet and cell phone communication aimed at younger people, such as children and teenagers. involves harassing, threatening, embarrassing, or humiliating young people online Sexting: sending digitised nude or otherwise sexually explicit photos of themselves electronically to be viewed by others 43

45 Forms of cyber-bullying 44 OUTING TRICKERY EXCLUSION STALKING FLAMING HARASSMENT DENIGRATION IMPERSONATION

46 Survey of 2,000 U.S. adolescents, 42.9% reported being cyber bullied within the previous 30 days* Online victimization study reports that 1 in 7 children aged 10 to 17 has been sexually solicited online* 80% of children in the UK have encountered unsuitable or harmful content on the Internet** 45

47 Between 6.3% and 11% per cent of Irish children claimed to have been cyber-bullied once or twice in the previous three months (comp Britain 22% and Canada 55%)* 48.9% of children who have been victims of cyber bullying did not tell adults about it because they felt that adults were not able to help 46

48 Responses 47

49 THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION 48


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