Published on March 9, 2014
TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY + GIFTED STUDENTS __________________________ What Parents Need To Know GAGC PARENT DAY - MARCH 9, 2014 Dr. Angela Housand & Dr. Brian Housand
“Every generation of teenagers embraces the freedoms and possibilities wrought by technology in ways that shock the elders.” Time March 27, 2006
“We don’t have the option of turning away from the future. No one gets to vote on whether technology is going to change our lives.” ! Bill Gates The Road Ahead
EF 2 THEIR OWN DEVICES
BEST CASE SCENARIO?
The kids had completely customized the desktop— so every kids’ tablet looked different. We had installed software to prevent them from doing that, and the fact they worked around it was clearly CREATIVITY the kind of INQUIRY the kind of DISCOVERY that we think is the kind of , , ESSENTIAL TO LEARNING
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A 2 YEAR OLD USE AN iPad?
DIGITAL PARENTING STYLE
PROTECT AND LIMIT Parents need to set boundaries to keep children safe. ! Digital media and technology are not important for a child's healthy development.
PROTECT Screen media needs to be balanced with other activities. ! Children are only one click away from a lot of material that's inappropriate for them.
EMPOWER Children can learn new things by using online media. ! Parents should offer guidance on how to use the Internet for learning.
EMPOWER AND ENGAGE Children need to learn to navigate the digital world and make choices for themselves. ! Children can exercise their creativity by using online media.
I like that. I don’t like that.
Are you the same person online as the person you are face-to-face?
Control the Message
Why Control the Message? • College Admissions Ofﬁcers & Committees will search you • Potential Employers will search you • Friends (& non-friends) will search you • Your Competition will search you • Potential Boyfriend/Girlfriend will search you © Angela Housand, 2013
Volume The amount of information there is about you on the internet
Relevancy The usefulness of the information that exists about you and how consistent that information is with you you say you are and what you claim to value
Purity The amount of information that comes up in an Internet search that is about you and not someone with a similar name or similar interests
Diversity The mixture of information found when you are searched online: • • • Do you have a website? Are you found in real time content? Are there images and video of you?
Activity Time: Online ID © Angela Housand, 2013
Search Yourself • With quotes around your name, search yourself on Google,Yahoo!, and Bing • What did you ﬁnd?
Search Yourself You want to ﬁnd: • Favorable entries about your work • Flattering or neutral mentions of your personal life
Activity Time: Digital Footprint © Angela Housand, 2013
How To Control the Message • Find Out What’s on the Web • Clean Up Content that You Don’t Want Everyone in the World to See • Create a More Flattering Image Online
Set Up Alerts! google.com/alerts
Remove Unﬂattering Content Start with what you have posted: • Delete any negative comments you’ve made • Delete inappropriate photos or videos • Check all sites! ! • Edit blog entries that are negative
Remove Unﬂattering Content You Can Start Fresh Too: • Delete all of your accounts • Create new ones with a unique name for yourself • Use your middle initial • Use your nickname • Remember...Nothing really ever goes away.
Remove Unﬂattering Content • Ask others to remove negative content about you. • Remove “tags” from photos • Paid services: reputation.com internetreputation.com
Remove Unﬂattering Content Reset Privacy Settings: • Block groups or individuals from viewing content that you would prefer to be private • Manage our groups regularly and remove unsupportive members
Other Message Management Tips • Avoid overly proliﬁc status updates • Claim your domain name GoDaddy.com • Create a More Flattering Image Online
The BEST Way To Control the Message Create Favorable Content • Set up a linkedin.com proﬁle that is public • Get people to “endorse” you professionally • Update proﬁles regularly • Blog on a topic of interest • Contribute in positive ways to the online community - and do so often!
“We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but at least we can prepare our children for the future.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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