High Tech Kids Handout 1-28-08 - HealthyHomes

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Resources for Student and Parent Technology Safety
* * * Not all of the sites below are appropriate for children. Please use discretion when sharing these resources.
Dave Eisenmann
Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services
Minnetonka Public Schools
Top Tips for Parents (and Teachers):
1. Proactively share values, consequences
 www.MediaWise.org (Dr. David Walsh)
 Dr. David Walsh’s articles about Internet Safety, MySpace, and Pornography, as well as
Parent-Child Contracts: http://www.bb.minnetonka.k12.mn.us/bbcswebdav/xid-545351_1
 Say Yes to No tips for Parents http://sayyestono.org/parents/ and Parent Card
 SchoolFamily.com Internet Safety Contract http://www.schoolfamily.com/print-and-usetools/document/1152-internet-safety-contract?position=PUTright
 Primary children- PBS Kids Web Driving License: http://pbskids.org/license/
 Understand The Teen Brain: It's Just Not Grown Up Yet: http://www.npr.org/124119468
2. Actively engage and monitor, get tours
 Regularly ask you child to teach you how it works, show you around
3. Set up a filter for computers and phones, expectations away from home
 Internet Use in School (Filter) vs. Home/Friend’s house
 Microsoft Parental Controls: Windows 7: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows7/features/parental-controls.aspx Vista: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsvista/features/parental-controls.aspx
 Mac Snow Leopard Parental Controls: http://www.maciverse.com/snow-leopard-parentalcontrols.html
 Software filters to install: www.safeeyes.com, www.kidswatch.com
 Google Safe Search http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35892
 YouTube’s Safety Filter: http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?&answer=174084
and Common Sense’s review: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/website-reviews/youtube
 Cell Phones
 Verizon Cell Phone Parental Controls:
 iPhone parental Controls: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/how-set-parental-controlsiphone?utm_source=newsletter01.07.10&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=feature2
 iPod Touch and iPhone Parental Control tips, reviews:
 Beyond Facebook: Social Networking Gets Really Personal
4. Talk about pornography, sexting, & web cams
 Connect With Kids clips: Effect on Girls:
http://www.connectwithkids.com/tipsheet/2007/357_oct31/thisweek/071031_porn.shtml see also
Effect on Boys:
 Sex Talk Online- Parent Tips:
 Dove Campaign for Beauty http://www.dove.us/#/features/videos/default.aspx[cpdocumentid=8354359]/
 Common Sense parent tips on sexting: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/talking-about-sexting
Parry Aftab talking about sexting on Today Show http://parryaftab.blogspot.com/2009/01/parrytalking-about-sexting-on-today.html
Textual Harassment: ThatsNotCool.com is a good resource about textual harassment, as well as
information for parents from a Today Show segment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5un11ixfXvE).
A nice video is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/27/business/media/27adco.html?em and
related article here: "Sexting" on Cell Phones
Federal Charges for teens with nude pics on phones:
Statistics from Enough is Enough- Government Non-profit organization leading the effort to confront
online pornography, child pornography, child stalking and sexual predation with innovative initiatives
and effective communications http://www.enough.org/inside.php?tag=statistics
Random Web Cam chatting with strangers: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/websitereviews/chatroulette
Web Cams, Porn/Justin Berry http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/05/washington/05porn.html
5. Emphasize that nothing is private
 What is Social Networking? Plain English video: www.commoncraft.com
 www.411.com Online White Pages with maps
 Future Employment, College Admissions
 CNN Facebook Privacy Video
 Everyone Knows Your Name Ad Council Commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOwpGF1SOQM
 Tracking Teresa (Elementary) http://www.netsmartz.org/stories/teresa.htm
 Please Rob Me http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/technology/8521598.stm
 10 Things You Should Never Post on Social Networking Sites
 The next Facebook Privacy Scandal http://news.cnet.com/8301-13739_3-985440946.html?tag=rtcol;relnews
 Credit Card companies and Facebook data: http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/socialnetworking-social-graphs-credit-1282.php
 How Google Collects Data About You
6. Explain that everything is permanent
 Cyber footprint: www.Archive.org
 Google Alerts http://www.google.com/alerts
7. Talk about respectful etiquette- cyberbullying
 Talent Show (Elementary and Middle School Kids) Ad Council Commercial
 Kitchen (High School Kids) Ad Council Commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjKaWNGZNyI
 Words Really Hurt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2kFVXDzKFc
 Illuminate Cyberbullying http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2Sg2CbrI34&feature=channel
 Cyberbullying leading to suicide- British video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNumIY9D7uY&feature=related (contains expletive)
 Connect with Kids Parent Video:
 www.Cyberbully.org
 www.TeenAngels.org
8. Monitor Wireless Devices (Cells, iPods, etc.) and Explain Dangers of Texting while Driving
 Tips to Prevent Text Messaging while Driving http://www.aaa.com/aaa/006/Press/teenTexting.html
 Cell phones & Teens Driving
 Driving Distrations http://www.commonsensemedia.org/driving-distractions-dangers-carelectronics?utm_source=newsletter01.07.10&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=feature3
 Very graphic, powerful British commercial about texting while driving:
“Everybody Hurts”- powerful (and graphic) British commercial about drunk driving that easily could be
texting and driving: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2mf8DtWWd8&feature=player_embedded
NBC News- Cell Phone Spyware http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxzQQU7aaYc
IM, Online Lingo www.netlingo.com and http://www.missingkids.com/adcouncil/lingo.html#
NetLingo Internet Dictionary http://www.netlingo.com/top50teens.cfm
Kajeet: Cell phones for kids http://www.kajeet.com/4u/index.html
9. Limit screen time
 Virtual Worlds: www.SecondLife.com, http://www.webkinz.com/, www.clubpenguin.com
 I Was an Undercover Penguin: A Parent's Eye-View of Kids' Online Worlds
10. Regularly visit online parent resources such as these:
 http://www.minnetonka.k12.mn.us/administration/technology/internetsafety Minnetonka Public Schools
Internet Safety Page for Parents
 www.ConnectWithKids.com DVDs available
 www.iKeepSafe.org (Adventures of Faux Paw the Cat- good for younger kids)
 http://www.theantidrug.com/teens-technology/overview.asp Overview of Teens and Technology from
Parents: The Anti-Drug website. Great resources and an online “Crash Course” for parents on
 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/kidsonline/safe/parent.html PBS Parenting in an Internet Age
 www.WiredSafety.org -Parent Guide and contract
 http://www.enough.org/inside.php?tag=internetsafety101 The Internet Safety 101: Empowering Parents
 http://www.simplek12.com/internetsafety Simple K12’s list of Internet Safety Sites
 Advertising www.pbskids.org/license/index.html Primary “web license” for kids, don’t buy it- advertising
Other Resources:
1. Hoax websites, http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoaxsites.html
2. Cyber/Academic Integrity
 Cheating, High School Confidential by Jeremy Iverson
 Connect with Kids Parent Video: http://www.connectwithkids.com/tipsheet/2008/408_oct22/thisweek/081022_cheat.shtml
3. Future Technology
 Did You Know 4.0? video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8
o Social Media Revolution http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8
 Kansas State Prof. Michael Wesch
o A Vision of Students Today
o Web 2.0... The Machine is Using Us
 Fabrication Printers: http://www.fabathome.org
o Your Next Body Is Growing In a Lab Right Now http://gizmodo.com/5402485/your-next-body-isgrowing-in-a-lab-right-now
 Fuel our Future Student Car Dashboard Design Contest http://www.fuelourfuturenow.com/contest/
 Microsoft Envisioning 2019 http://www.officelabs.com/projects/futurevisionmontage/Pages/default.aspx
o 5 minute full version on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9vaqelyCV8
o Microsoft House of the Future http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/mshome/gallery.mspx
 Ray Kurzweil
o Kurzweil Accelerating-Intelligence http://www.kurzweilai.net/index.html?flash=1
o TED Talk on how technology will transform us
o Science Friday interview “Will We Recognize The Future?”
 TED Talks
o An amazing resource of great thinkers sharing innovative ideas. If you’d like to watch more TED
Talks you can browse the website for related videos.
o Sixth Sense- MIT Professor Patti Maes unveils a new technology to “seamlessly” interact with the
world around us.
 Project Natal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_txF7iETX0 official site with more videos:
1. NO: Why Kids--of All Ages--Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It by David Walsh
2. WHY Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen by David
3. How Much Is Enough?: Everything You Need to Know to Steer Clear of Overindulgence and Raise Likeable,
Responsible and Respectful Children -- from Toddlers to Teens by Jean Illsley Clark
4. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
5. Cyber Law: Maximizing Safety and Minimizing Risk in Classrooms by Aimee M. Bissonette
Sample Discussion Questions:
 Talent Show Ad Council Commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seOQyMvG99w
o What are guidelines to follow when texting or writing about someone else online? (Be nice, be
appropriate, words often get misinterpreted when read, think about saying what you are typing directly to
someone in person, what you write is permanent.
 You Can’t Take it Back (Video and questions from NetSmartz’s Real Life Stories,
o What would you do if you heard that a friend was going to rate some other students on the Internet?
o Would you ever put information on a web site that you intend only you and your friends to see? Why or
why not?
o What do you do to respect other people's rights while online?
o What guidelines do you follow to help you decide what information you should or should not post on the
 Broken Friendship (Video and questions from NetSmartz’s Real Life Stories,
o Why do you think the girl in the story gave her password to her best friend? Was it a good reason?
o What types of things can happen to her now that her password is out? (Her E-mail can be tampered with;
people can assume her identity online; her bank or shopping accounts can be tampered with.)
o What should the girl do right away? (Change her password; tell her parents or guardian; contact her bank.)
o Does keeping your passwords private mean that you don't trust your friends?
Dangers Sharing Personal Information/Digital Footprints
 Bulletin Board Ad Council Commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_imoz6A7Ks
 Spoof MySpace Video (Shared with permission)
 High School Video Announcements
o Who is safe from predators? (No one is completely safe, but there are things we can do to prevent bad
things from happening to us. Most people tend to think that they are the exception to the rule- something
bad won’t happen to them, they won’t get harmed by a predator, etc.)
o Does setting your online profile to private keep you safe? (No- only as safe as all your viewers who have
permission to see your stuff keep it private.)
o How might your actions online now affect your future? (Employment, college admissions, etc.)
o If you have a social networking page, would you be comfortable with your parents seeing it?
Inappropriate Material/Hollywood’s Influence
 How does viewing pornography affect people? (It is addictive, shows examples of unhealthy relationships,
messes up your mind, makes you view people as objects, makes guys more aggressive and abusive towards girls,
makes girls more passive and leads to eating disorders.)
 Brainstorm some things you could do when you are at a friend’s house and s/he wants to show you inappropriate
material on the computer.
 Dove Campaign for Beauty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhCn0jf46U&feature=related
and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaH4y6ZjSfE
o What role does Media/Hollywood have on our perceptions of beauty?
 Video Games MediaWise clip http://www.mediafamily.org/mediawise/psa.shtml
o What is the story in your favorite video game?
o Do you think it is OK to play violent video games?
o What do you think your parents would say about your favorite video game? Would they play it with you?
Draft of Minnetonka’s Social Media Policy and Guidelines as of December 2009
Minnetonka Public Schools Scope and Sequence for Cyber Safety Curriculum:
Grades K-2
• Good Habits
• User Name/Password Safety
Grades 3-5
• Appropriate Use
• Website Evaluation
• Media Literacy
• Cyberbullying
• Sharing Personal Information
Grade 6
• Cyberbullying
• Sharing Personal Information
• Positive Cyber Footprint
Grades 7-8
• Media Images & Advertising/Porn
• Texting/Sexting
• Sharing Personal Information
• Positive Cyber Footprint
Grade 9- Mental Health
• Cyber Footprint, Social Networking
• Cyber Bullying / Harassment
Grade 10-Drugs / Nutrition
• Communication (Cell phones, texting, social networking)
• Online Gaming & Online Gambling
Grade 11-Nutrition / Sexuality
• Hoax Websites (Finding appropriate info on web / trusted Medical info)
• Body Image and Media
• Pornography
Grade 12-College Prep / Health After High School
• Cyber Footprint (Future employers / college admissions)
• Positives/benefits of technology
• Personal Information (Credit History / Finances)