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- 1.Youth Safety on the Social Web Larry Magid & Anne Collier Co-directors ConnectSafely.org Revised 1/09 2009 ConnectSafely.org
2. Whatisthe social Web?
- -- Also known as Web 2.0--
- User-produced, youth-driven
- Multiple devices
- Uploadable, downloadable
- Difficult to control
3. Web 1.0 4. On Web 2.0...-- Michael Kinsley, Slate.com, 11/27/06 ... everybodyknows youre a dog. 5. Social networking is whatever
- anyone wants it to be!
- Entertainment + socializing + homework help + media-sharing + creative outlet + friends latest news
- A place to learn digital-media skills
- A hangout on Web, phones, gaming
- Todays phones are full-blown mobile computers with...
- Mobile social networking
- Social mapping
- Photo- & video-sharing
- Web browsing
- 24/7 texting
- Even less adult supervision
Cellphones too 7. Majority of teens in social sites
- 65% of teens use social networks and create profiles(Pew/2009)
- 70% of 15-to-17-year-old girls
- 48% of teens visit sites daily or more often;26% visit once a day
- 22% visit several times a day
Source: Pew Internet & American Life survey 8. Not justMySpace & Facebook YouTube, MyYearbook, Bebo, Hi5& manynichesocial network sites Ning:Allows users to create their own social networks, or mini-MySpaces. Allows porn (with splash page).Twitter & Plurk:Micro-blogging - 140 characters or less. Kind of like blended chat & IM. Twitter mostly adults, Plurk a little younger. Second Life & other virtual worlds : Users create avatars that interact in a virtual world. Hulu:Fast-growing video-sharing site (153 million video streams, 9/08); popular for viewing whole shows online And some are a bit more questionable . JuicyCampusGossip site, total anonymity, no rules. Stickam : Social video-streaming site with live webcam chat. 9. What are theydoing in there?
- Good or normal
- Social producing
- Learning social rules
- Decorating profiles (self-expression)
- Exploring identity
- Writing blogs
- Writing software code
- Risk assessment
- Discovering music
- Producing & editing videos
- Discussing interests
- Social/political activism
- Keeping in touch with friends long-term
10. Whatelseare they doingin there?
- Neutral or negative
- Seeking validation
- Competing in a popularity contest
- Showing off
- Embarrassing themselves
- Pulling pranks
- Getting even
11. The Neteffect
- Persistence & searchability:Net as permanent searchable archive
- Replicability : ability to copy and paste from anywhere, to anywhere
- Scalability:high potential visibility
- Invisible audiences:you never know whos watching
- Collapsed contexts:different audiences hear & see different things
- Blurring of public and private:boundaries not clear
Source: danah boyd:Taken out of Context, 2008 12. Mostly for real-life friends
- 72% use sites to socialize with their real-life friends.
- Only a modest number (17%) of social-networking teens say they use the sites to flirt.
Source: Pew Internet & American Life survey January 2007 13. Teensdohave a clue when it comes to safety & privacy
- 66% of teens who have created a profile say that their profile is not visible by all Internet users. They limit access to their profiles.
- 21% say their profile is not currently visible.
- Just 1% of social-network users say they do not know who can see their profile.
Source: Pew Internet & American Life survey January 2007 14. Are they careful about photos?
- Yes and no (more on Web than on phones)
- Cellphones : Reports ofsexting (nude photo-sharing) are growing
- Web : 39% say they restrict access to their photos most of the time.
- 38% report restricting access only sometimes.
- 21% of teens who post photos say they never restrict access to the images they upload. (Onlineadultsare more lax in restricting access.)
Source: Pew Internet & American Life survey January 2007 15. Teens are alive today, thanks to social-networking sites Plan To 'Shoot Up' School Foiled Jan 12, 2009: Deputies in Transylvania County said they got a call from a sheriff's office in New York. A teenager there apparently came forward and said she met a 15-year-old on MySpace who said he had a dangerous plan. 16. Question : What proportion of teens have been approached online by a predator?
- 1 in 20
- 1 in 10
- 1 in 7
- 1 in 5
- Almost half
17. Its a trick question 18. What the surveys really said
- The survey asked Did you receive an unwanted sexual solicitation in the past year
- The response went from 1 in 5 in 2000 to 1 in 7 in 2005.An improvement
- 43% of all solicitations and 44% of aggressive solicitations came from youth
- 39% of solicitors were adult but all but 9% of those were between 18 and 25
- Two-thirds or more of the youth described solicitations as not particularly distressing
- The number of children actually molested went from none in 2000 to 2 (out of 1500) in 2005.It can happen, but its statistically very rare.
Online Victimization of Youth: Five Years Later Crimes Against Children Research Center, 2006 19. Question Do you agree that the growth in young peoples use of the Internet correlates with a rise in sexual abuse against children? 20. SA Sub 1990-2005* Rate per 10,000 Children (