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Click to view video. Understanding the Digital Native. What Parents Should Know about this Wired-From-Birth Generation. About Today's Kids…. 75\% of 12-17 year-olds now own cell phones

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understanding the digital native
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Understanding the Digital Native

What Parents Should Know about this Wired-From-Birth Generation

about today s kids
About Today's Kids….
  • 75% of 12-17 year-olds now own cell phones
  • Half of teens send 50 or more text messages a day, or 1,500 texts a month, and one in three send more than 100 texts a day, or more than 3,000 texts a month

http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1572/teens-cell-phones-text-messages

about today s kids1
About Today's Kids….
  • 55% of all online American youths ages 12-17 use online social networking sites
  • Facebook is the most popular Social Networking Site. Twitter is least with only 8% reporting using Twitter

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http://pewresearch.org/

about today s kids3
About Today's Kids….

Student discussions include college or college planning; learning outside of school; news; careers or jobs; politics, ideas, religion, or morals; and schoolwork."

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About Today's Kids….
  • 97% of teens ages 12-17 play computer, web, portable, or console games
  • The five most popular are Guitar Hero, Halo 3, Madden NFL, Solitaire, and Dance Dance Revolution

http://pewresearch.org/pubs/953/

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About Today's Kids….
  • One-third of teens age 12-17 and a quarter of tweens age 8-12 watch TV on the internet
  • Youth spend an average of 1500 hours per year watching TV
  • TV is on in an average U.S. home: 6 hours, 47 minutes per day

http://www.csun.edu/science/health/docs/tv&health.html

did you know
Did you Know?
  • MP3 devices are used to play MP3 (music) files and are increasingly taking the place of CD’s and radios for teens.
  • One in five Americans over the age of 12 now own portable MP3 Players and one in 20 own more than one.

http://www.macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/%0Dstudy_ipod_ownership_reaches_new_high/

did you know1
Did you Know?
  • Electronic books or Ebooks are a growing trend among teens and adults
  • The sales of Ebooks in the past 3 years have increased over $110 million in the U.S. alone.

http://www.idpf.org/doc_library/industrystats.htm/

did you know2
Did you Know?
  • 55% of teens reported using chat rooms online in 2000
  • Only 18% reported using chat rooms is 2006

http://www.pewresearch.org

did you know3
Did you Know?
  • Two-thirds of teens never wear a watch, preferring cell phones and other means of keeping track of time
  • Fewer than 10% wear a watch all the time

http://www.pewresearch.org

did you know4
Did you Know?
  • 57% of teens create web pages, blogs, videos and other internet content
  • 51% of teens download music
  • 22% of teens have a personal webpage
  • 35% of teens use the internet to research or buy products

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http://www.pewresearch.org

what are the dangers
What are the Dangers?
  • 42% of kids have been bullied while online. 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once.
  • Surveys show that one in five of our kids will receive sexual advances while online but that less than 25 per cent of them will inform a parent or adult.
  • 89% of all sexual advances towards our children take place in internet chat rooms and through instant messaging

http://www.isafe.org/

http://ezinearticles.com/?Internet---Online-Predators-Statistics---Dangers-For-Kids&id=4615801

what are the dangers1
What are the Dangers?
  • ‘Sexting’(sending nude photos via text message)is increasingly common among teens. 20% of teens said they had sent or posted nude or semi nude photos or videos of themselves.
  • In 2009, 3 teen girls and 3 male classmates in Pennsylvania who participated in ‘sexting’ were charged with child pornography.
  • In 2009, a Florida teen was required to register as a sex offender because of ‘sexting’.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-19518_3-10272311-238.html

what are the dangers2
What are the Dangers?
  • Kids sometimes share too much information with strangers
  • 62% of kids post photos of themselves online, 50% share their real age, 45% the name of their school, and 41% the city where they live. 14% post their cell phone number.
  • between 1995 and 2000, approximately 135 children were abducted or molested as a result of Internet contact

http://www.kean.edu/~schandle/Students/MAcot/the%20dangers.htm

what are the dangers3
What are the Dangers?
  • 34% of children ages 10 to 17 were exposed to unwanted sexual material on the Internet
  • A poll from the National Sleep Foundation said teens with four or more electronic items in their bedrooms were twice as likely to fall asleep in school.
  • The risk of becoming depressed was 2.5 times higher among teens who were addicted to the Internet compared with those who weren't according to research from Australia

http://www.netsmartz.org/Safety/Statistics

so how can parents protect kids
So How Can Parents Protect Kids?
  • Get to know the Internet. Get to know the words and terms used to describe what happens online and on the Internet.
  • Do not put the computer in your child’s bedroom or other “hidden” area. Computers should be in an open place where you can see what is going on
  • Talk to your kids about their online habits

http://www.4parents.gov/sexrisky/risky/tech_dangers/tech_dangers.html

teach your kids to
Teach Your Kids to …
  • Never reveal personal information online including groups they may belong to.
  • Never have an online friend that their parents don’t know about.
  • Remember that online friends that they have chatted with for a long time are still strangers. All of the rules about strangers still apply.
  • Never agree to meet somebody they met online in person.

http://www.4parents.gov/sexrisky/risky/tech_dangers/tech_dangers.html

how to really begin to understand your kids
How to Really Begin to Understand your Kids…
  • Join a Social Networking Site they belong to.
  • Text your child daily to ask how they are doing
  • Explore the internet sites they visit
  • Play a video game with your child
  • Ask your child questions about technology
for more info
For More Info…
  • www.4parents.gov
  • www.onguardonline.gov
  • Lampasas Middle School

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Created by S. Petrey 1/4/2011

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