My Kid Did What!!! How to help your child live in a connected community

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Slide 2 My Kid Did What!!! How to help your child live in a connected community Slide 3 Awareness Bullying, teasing, and being a menace Anyone | Anywhere | Anytime Sexting and nude/suggestive photos = Child Pornography Driving while texting or using cell phone Cyber Stalking and abusive relationships Kids DO NOT know how to handle the technology Slide 4 Awareness Too trusting friends today, enemies tomorrow Abstract thinking. Brain not developed enough. Cant comprehend what happens to text or post to facebook. Cant see the consequences of their actions. Slide 5 Connected Kids Lets be real the cell phone is not just for safety. Its a social lifeline for teens. Second only to clothing, teens say, a persons cell phone tells the most about their social status or popularity, outranking jewelry, watches and shoes. Slide 6 Poll Results ce_polls/LTc3Njc5MzM5OQ ce_polls/LTc3Njc5MzM5OQ Slide 7 Connected Kids Around half of teens have been the victims of cyber bullying. About the same engage in cyber bullying. Slide 8 Connected Kids 1 in 5 teens have received a suggestive or nearly naked image of someone they know Pew Study Slide 9 Connected Kids The median daily total that teens send and receive was 50 -- or 1,500 a month. Girls typically send and receive 80 texts a day, and boys come in at 30. Slide 10 What are the dangers? Location, Location, Location. Cell phones embed GPS info into photos and videos. The cell phone is the direct line of communication and influence in your childs life. You NEED to own it. Children make poor decisions. Cell phones amplify these poor decisions in a matter of seconds to lots of social outlets. Slide 11 Whos talking to your child? Who is influencing your childs behaviors, social interactions, and decision making? Your childs cell phone contains the answer. Slide 12 The Ripple Effect What your child doesnt comprehend Its gossip on steroids Slide 13 Suggestions for Parents Take the cell phone away at night Talk, talk, and talk some more about being responsible Disable access to the web Slide 14 Suggestions for Parents Check your childs phone often and know the access code Use parent email for Facebook account Contact your Cell Carrier to setup Parental Controls Slide 15 Parent Controls Limits on when a wireless phone can make and receive calls and to whom Restrictions on text messages and talk time Set allowances for ring tones and other downloads Slide 16 Parent Monitoring Software Slide 17 Connected Kids dyn/content/article/2010/04/19/AR201004190 4995.html dyn/content/article/2010/04/19/AR201004190 4995.html sbydate.asp?NewsID=1334 sbydate.asp?NewsID=1334


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