Michael Hanscom Heather B Armstrong Jessica Cutler Daniel P. Finney Steve Olafson Lain Murray Penny Cholmondeley Matthew Brown Troutgirl Joe (Waterstone) Vibor Kalogiera Jeremy Wright Amy Norah Burch Rob Smith Rachel Mosteller Peter Whitney David Higham Paul Andrew Juliano Veronica Gregg Easterbrook Kelly Kreth “Silver Tree” Richard Eid Lance Salyers Nadine Haobosh Joe Gordon Angelo Villagomez Joyce Park
28% of children 12-17 have created their own blog 44% of online teens share their own creations online (artwork, videos, photos) 59% of online teens have created content for the internet Pew Internet & American Life Project survey of teens and parents October – December 2007
Steps to Taking Control Understand what has changed Consider appropriate use Identify inappropriate use Establish Policy
Creating Policies Don’t create policy in a vacuum Bud’s Blogging Policy –budtheteacher.com/wiki –Parent Letters –Sample blogs –Student created policies AHS Policy –tinyurl.com/2wtr9f
Get Proactive Gain first hand experience Be realistic Ask your students iSafe.org, wiredsafety.org, Netsmartz.org
Just the facts Assume everyone is going to see everything. –Nothing on the internet is private –An alias provides only minimal protection 44% of teens only use one screen name Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Parents Survey –Deleted does not mean gone
Don’t just remove it, blanket it Change the content at its source Request archives/cache be deleted –Google.com/remove.html Blanket it with newer, more relevant content
Teaching about Privacy Create a photoset and sort them into public vs. private Discuss why Facebook and Myspace ask you to specific your age Have students review each other’s pages and give them a privacy score. Set profiles to private
3 Basic questions Can I share this with my parents or teacher? Would I want a college recruiter or job interviewer to see this? Could this allow someone to find me and put me in danger?
NSBA Creating and Connecting “The Internet and social networks are a reality in the lives of our students and will likely play an increasingly important role in their future. They will not always be online in protected environments so they must develop the tools they need to interact safely and responsibly online. “ Ann Flynn, NSBA director of education technology http://www.pbs.org/teachers/learning.now/2007/08/new_nsba_report_on_social _netw.html
There’s a time to think, and a time to act. And this, gentlemen, is no time to think.
PowerPoint resumé? UIC requires ‘slideware’ presentation for MBA program Freeform space for students to say what is important Trying to identify students with creative spark
Making it Work Des Moines, Iowa Students create both online portfolios for colleges and employers to find. Search for themselves to see what admissions will find about them. Tips Don’t lie Be Professional Show off and stay current Censor yourself and friends Edit, spell check and proofread Des Moines Register, July 19, 2007