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The Internet and Your Middle Schooler. Presented by Julie Darling & Monique Uzelac Media Specialists. Overview. What is this stuff? (Definitions and terms). Age relevant Internet behaviors. Some tools that could be helpful. Favorite sites. What I would do if I were you. Questions?.

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the internet and your middle schooler

The Internet and Your Middle Schooler

Presented by

Julie Darling & Monique Uzelac

Media Specialists

  • What is this stuff? (Definitions and terms).
  • Age relevant Internet behaviors.
  • Some tools that could be helpful.
  • Favorite sites.
  • What I would do if I were you.
  • Questions?
what is this stuff
What Is This Stuff?
  • IM (Instant Messaging)
  • VOIP
  • Social Networks
  • Blogs
  • Chat Rooms
  • Virtual Worlds
Age Level Related Internet Behaviors: 7-10(Adapted from
  • Psychologist Richard Toft: Children begin to want independence at this age.
  • Should be encouraged to explore the Internet independently within public space in home (kitchen, family room etc.).
safety net for ages 7 10
Safety “Net” for Ages 7-10
  • Consider filtering program, child-safe search engines, child-safe Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • Consider limiting time online either through rules or time-limiting software.
  • More on this in a minute.
Age Level Related Internet Behaviors: 10-12(Adapted from
  • A stronger push for independence and therefore stronger influence from peers.
  • Developing abstract reasoning skills and ability to begin evaluating websites with quality info. vs. junk.
safety net for ages 10 12
Safety “Net” for Ages 10-12
  • Encourage critical evaluation of online sites-is everything on the Internet true?
  • Set concrete time limits for computer use, other activities are important too.
Age Level Related Internet Behaviors: 12-14(Adapted from
  • Big increase in social activity with peers, especially email and Instant Messaging (IMing).
  • Budding interest in sexuality which may express itself through the exploration of Internet sites.
safety net for ages 12 14
Safety “Net” for Ages 12-14
  • May want to use filtering and monitoring software-will most likely experience resistance to this from child.
  • Open and honest discussions about safe online behaviors are critical.
what are some of the real dangers
What are some of the real dangers?
  • Instant Messaging with strangers.
  • Meeting these strangers in person.
  • Bullying one another digitally (emails, IMing, posting nasty blog entries, etc.).
  • Accidentally (or purposely) sending out or displaying personal information about selves and/or friends.
  • Downloading viruses.
  • Accessing inappropriate sites.
solution 1 filtering monitoring software
Solution #1: Filtering/Monitoring Software
  • Restricts incoming information (and some outgoing).
  • May filter entire websites, individual words, advertisements, emails and chat rooms.
  • Two ways: URL or keyword.
  • Will not catch everything no matter what tools you use.
filtering monitoring software some features
Filtering & Monitoring Software-some features
  • Time-limiting capabilities.
  • Filters.
  • Monitoring, filtering and chat blocking features.
  • Personal information transmission blocking.
  • Internet activity reporting features.
  • Stealth mode.
  • Internet Filter Reviews
solution 3 child safe search engines
Solution #3: Child Safe Search Engines
  • Ask For Kids
  • KidsClick!
  • Yahooligans
  • Google Safe Search (turn on optional filters in “Preferences”)
favorite sites of middle schoolers
Favorite Sites of Middle Schoolers
  • Whyville (Virtual World)
  • My Space (Social Network)
  • Live Journal (Blog-Weblog-online journal)
  • Xanga (Another Blog)
  • Facebook (High school-Social Network)
helpful ideas
Helpful Ideas
  • Monitor screen names on IMing “Buddy List” and ask who each person is.
  • Confirm “Buddy List” screen names with other parents.
  • Make a rule that all Instant Messaging programs and social networks will be open ONLY to friends not even to friends of friends.
  • Do not use programs that do not have this “white list” feature.
  • Put computer in a family space within the home and make a “walk up” rule.
  • Learn IM language/slang.
helpful ideas continued
Helpful Ideas Continued
  • Monitor the history of websites visited by child and create an account on the blogs/social networks that child is using.
  • Have A LOT of conversations about why posting personal information on the Internet is NEVER a good idea.
  • Encourage the use of safe search engines.
  • Put all Internet Accounts in parent(s) names with parent(s) having the primary screenname, control of the passwords and control over blocking/filtering.