Sunday, December 30, 2007
Another source of the article: http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/index.php?id=2029
Stacey comments to Lancaster newspaper
You decide? What would your school do? How would your parents respond to this article? Is it something to be concerned about, or a big deal over nothing?
Friday, December 28, 2007
His link for cyberbullying:
In addition, you can click on the link: Kids, Parents and Schools for more information.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
"Think that user generated content is still only the domain of a relatively small few? Well a new study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that the next generation at least is switched on and producing content.
According to the study, 59% of all American teenagers engage in at least one form of online content creation. Of those 35% of all teen girls blog, compared with 20% of online boys, and 54% of girls post photos online compared with 40% of online boys. Boys however like their video, with 19% of boys posting video online vs. 10% of girls.
Other figures from the study:
- 39% of online teens share their own artistic creations online, such as artwork, photos, stories, or videos
- 33% create or work on webpages or blogs for others, including those for groups they belong to, friends, or school assignments
- 28% have created their own online journal or blog, up from 19% in 2004.
- 27% maintain their own personal webpage
- 26% remix content they find online into their own creations
Interestingly the presumed dominance of social networking sites (such as Facebook and MySpace) amongst teens was not reflected in the study, which found that only 55% of teens online use a social networking site. The flip side to that is that the presumption that sites such as MySpace may have peaked may be untrue if 45% of teens aren’t using one of these sites already.
The full study is available here (pdf)."
Citation: Lenheart, Amanda, et al. "Teens and Social Media: The use of social media gains a greater foothold in teen life as they embrace the conversational nature of interactive online media." Pew Internet and American Life Project. 19 Dec. 2007. Pew Charitable Trusts, Pew Research. 20 Dec. 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
- Where is your computer located?
- Does your student have a cell phone with a camera? can it take video? Why?
- Where is the cell phone when they go to bed? Where does it charge?
- Have you ever seen the photos on your child's phone? the movies?
- Do you have filtering and monitoring software for your home computer?
- Do you have a laptop that your student uses? Where do they use it?
- Have you ever sat and watched YouTube with your kids? Have them show you their favorite videos.
- You should "Google Yourself and your kids" to see what information is out there on the web.
- Teenagers listen to over 10,500 hours of music by the time they are 16. What is influencing them?