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Parenting the net generation what makes our kids click

Coquitlam SD 43 DPAC

April 22, 2013

Parenting the “Net Generation”What makes our kids “click”?

Wireless information

Guest account User Name : SD43Guest

Guest account Password : UaqxsK8m

Profile name : SD43Guest

Twitter Hash Tag #netgen43


Why does it matter?

Turn to someone next to you and tell them why you are here tonight


Learning intentions
Learning Intentions

  • To gain a better understanding of our children and their needs.

  • To examine our children’s use of technology.

  • To increase our awareness of the potential dangers and challenges around technology use.

  • To provide you support and resources to better understand these issues.

  • To encourage practical, proactive strategies tosupport your children around healthy technology use.


Remember when
Remember When…

Life was a lot simpler when we were kids…

Right???


The world has changed for o ur children
The World has changed. For our children…

  • They have never not known the Internet

  • Information is free

  • Communication is seamless

  • They are wireless, yet always connected

The 4th Screen



  • “Google” has always been a verb

  • Text messaging is their e-mail

  • They are never alone and…

  • have rarely mailed anything using a stamp


What are their needs
What are their needs?

Even though the world has changed dramatically, our kids “needs” remain the same.


Why do they go online use technology what need does it meet
Why do they go online/use technology?What need does it meet?

  • Fun

  • Independence

  • Communication

  • Connection

  • Adventure

  • Creation

  • Sense of Belonging

  • Risk

  • Being heard

  • Identity



The challenges they face

  • Inappropriate Social Bhvr. (Bullying)

    • Emotional Abuse

  • Privacy issues (Permanancy)

  • Identity Theft

  • Health problems (Obesity)

  • Addiction

  • Scams

The Challenges they face


We know what we want for our children

We know what “WE” want for our children…

SafetyBalanceHealthy screen time

Digital Literacy

Positive

Social Networking

Digital Responsibility

…but how do we get there?


We need to parent
WE need to parent…

  • Generate expectations (Proactive)

    • Access - Where do you allow tech use in your home?

    • Sites - What is appropriate for you and your values?

    • Down time – How much is enough?

    • Balance – What else do they need?

    • Privacy controls – What are these???

      Have the conversationsand generateownership


Social behaviour
Social Behaviour

Facebook Settings

Ask.fm



Parenting
Parenting …

  • Use Prompts(YouTube videos, case-based scenarios, teachable moments)

  • Establish a response “plan” (Reactive)

    • Logical consequences

    • See issues as “Learning opportunities”

  • Be available to “support not punish”

    • Don’t risk driving the behaviour underground

  • Preserve your relationshipand attachment


  • Permanancy
    Permanancy

    Snapchat



    Addiction and Flow Theory

    Arousal

    Anxiety

    FLOW

    Worry

    Control

    CHALLENGES

    Relaxation

    Apathy

    Boredom

    SKILLS

    Flow Theory - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


    Be involved and connected
    Be Involved and connected…

    • Get online…

    • Communicate…

    • Share…

    • Interact…

    • Play games…

    • Watch…

    • Create…

    • Engage…

      …with THEM!


    Contact information and resources
    Contact information and Resources


    Homework
    Homework…

    • Visit my Wiki page and look at 3 different articles/videos.

    • Go online and establish 3 new accounts on web 2.0 tools (e.g. Facebook, Club Penguin, Youtube, ePets, Twitter, WebKins, etc.).

    • Talk to your child/ren about one or more of these tools.


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