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Good Health: Social media safety


TO EXPLORE.
>>Reporter: AND IT’S JUST THE>>Reporter: AND IT’S JUST THE
BEGINNING. BEGINNING.
LOCAL 4. LOCAL 4.
>>Anchor: SO GREAT THAT THE>>Anchor: SO GREAT THAT THE
FAMILY WAS SO WILLING AND OPEN FAMILY WAS SO WILLING AND OPEN
TO HIM, RIGHT? TO HIM, RIGHT?
>>Anchor: YES.>>Anchor: YES.
WHAT A BLESSING. WHAT A BLESSING.
>>Anchor: WHAT A STORY.>>Anchor: WHAT A STORY.
>>>THE KIDS HEADING BACK TO>>>THE KIDS HEADING BACK TO
SCHOOL. SCHOOL.
EXPERTS SAY PARENTS ARE THE ONES EXPERTS SAY PARENTS ARE THE ONES
WHO MAY NEED A CLASS IN SOCIAL WHO MAY NEED A CLASS IN SOCIAL
MEDIA SAFETY. MEDIA SAFETY.
>>Anchor: SO VERY TRUE.>>Anchor: SO VERY TRUE.
HERE TO EXPLAIN WHY NOW IS HERE TO EXPLAIN WHY NOW IS
ESPECIALLY A CRITICAL TIME TO ESPECIALLY A CRITICAL TIME TO
MONITOR YOUR KIDS ONLINE. MONITOR YOUR KIDS ONLINE.
>>Anchor: YEAH, KAREN AND>>Anchor: YEAH, KAREN AND
DEVON. DEVON.
THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR CAN THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR CAN
MEAN THE START OF CYBER BULLYING MEAN THE START OF CYBER BULLYING
AND OTHER ONLINE DANGERS. AND OTHER ONLINE DANGERS.
BY ONE ESTIMATE, MORE THAN HALF BY ONE ESTIMATE, MORE THAN HALF
OF KIDS HAVE SOME TYPE OF SOCIAL OF KIDS HAVE SOME TYPE OF SOCIAL
MEDIA ACCOUNT BY THE AGE OF 12. MEDIA ACCOUNT BY THE AGE OF 12.
MEANING SAFETY CONCERNS START MEANING SAFETY CONCERNS START
EARLY. EARLY.
CELL PHONES, COMPUTERS, TABLETS. CELL PHONES, COMPUTERS, TABLETS.
THEY CAN OUTNUMBER TEXTBOOKS IN THEY CAN OUTNUMBER TEXTBOOKS IN
SOME SCHOOLS THESE DAYS. SOME SCHOOLS THESE DAYS.
COMMON SENSE MEDIA REPORTS COMMON SENSE MEDIA REPORTS
NEARLY 90% OF TEENS HAVE SMART NEARLY 90% OF TEENS HAVE SMART
PHONES AND MANY SAY SOCIAL MEDIA PHONES AND MANY SAY SOCIAL MEDIA
MADE THEM FEEL EXCLUDED, LONELY MADE THEM FEEL EXCLUDED, LONELY
OR BAD ABOUT THEMSELVES AT OR BAD ABOUT THEMSELVES AT
TIMES. TIMES.
>>WE DON’T GET A BREAK FROM>>WE DON’T GET A BREAK FROM
SOCIAL MEDIA. SOCIAL MEDIA.
>>Reporter: DR. JOSEPH OSTROM>>Reporter: DR. JOSEPH OSTROM
ADVISES PARENTS TO MONITOR ADVISES PARENTS TO MONITOR
CHILDREN’S OFF LINE BEHAVIOR AS CHILDREN’S OFF LINE BEHAVIOR AS
WELL AS ONLINE ACTIVITY FOR WELL AS ONLINE ACTIVITY FOR
INDICATIONS THAT THEY’VE INDICATIONS THAT THEY’VE
EXPERIENCED SOMETHING NEGATIVE EXPERIENCED SOMETHING NEGATIVE
ON SOCIAL MEDIA. ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
>>YOU MAY HAVE A BAD COUPLE OF>>YOU MAY HAVE A BAD COUPLE OF
DAYS AND NOT FEEL WELL AS A DAYS AND NOT FEEL WELL AS A
TEENAGER. TEENAGER.
BUT YOU SHOULD BOUNCE BACK. BUT YOU SHOULD BOUNCE BACK.
AND IT’S REALLY WHEN IT BECOMES AND IT’S REALLY WHEN IT BECOMES
SUSTAINED. SUSTAINED.
WHEN THERE’S WEEKS WHERE YOU’RE WHEN THERE’S WEEKS WHERE YOU’RE
JUST SEEM IRRITABLE AND DOWN AND JUST SEEM IRRITABLE AND DOWN AND
SOCIALLY ISOLATING. SOCIALLY ISOLATING.
>>Reporter: INCLUDING CYBER>>Reporter: INCLUDING CYBER
BULLYING. BULLYING.
BARK, A SERVICE THAT MONITORS BARK, A SERVICE THAT MONITORS
KIDS TEXT, E-MAILS FOR PARENTS KIDS TEXT, E-MAILS FOR PARENTS
FOUND MORE THAN 60% OF TWOOENS FOUND MORE THAN 60% OF TWOOENS
AND 70% OF TEENS EXPERIENCE IT. AND 70% OF TEENS EXPERIENCE IT.
>>CHILDREN ARE BECOMING>>CHILDREN ARE BECOMING
INTRODUCED TO THESE DIGITAL INTRODUCED TO THESE DIGITAL
DANGERS MUCH EARLIER THAN YOU DANGERS MUCH EARLIER THAN YOU
WOULD THINK. WOULD THINK.
>>Reporter: MIDDLE SCHOOL>>Reporter: MIDDLE SCHOOL
PRINCIPAL KEITH GRIFFIN SUGGEST PRINCIPAL KEITH GRIFFIN SUGGEST
PARENTS TAKE A MORE ACTIVE ROLE. PARENTS TAKE A MORE ACTIVE ROLE.
>>TEACH IT LIKE YOU’RE TRAINING>>TEACH IT LIKE YOU’RE TRAINING
THEM TO DRIVE A CAR. THEM TO DRIVE A CAR.
SPEND TIME TALKING, SPEND TIME TALKING,
COMMUNICATING. COMMUNICATING.
GOING OVER YOUR HOME RULES ABOUT GOING OVER YOUR HOME RULES ABOUT
HOW TO USE IT. HOW TO USE IT.
DON’T LET THEM OVERUSE IT. DON’T LET THEM OVERUSE IT.
>>Anchor: SO JUST THINK ABOUT>>Anchor: SO JUST THINK ABOUT
IT FOR A MINUTE. IT FOR A MINUTE.
HOW MUCH TIME YOU SPEND DRIVING HOW MUCH TIME YOU SPEND DRIVING
WITH YOUR TEEN. WITH YOUR TEEN.
HOW YOU QUIZ THEM ABOUT EVERY HOW YOU QUIZ THEM ABOUT EVERY
PLACE THEY’RE GOING. PLACE THEY’RE GOING.
WHO IS GOING WITH THEM. WHO IS GOING WITH THEM.
WHO THEIR FRIENDS ARE. WHO THEIR FRIENDS ARE.
BUT WE LET THEM CRUISE AROUND BUT WE LET THEM CRUISE AROUND
ONLINE WITH FAR LESS SUPERVISION ONLINE WITH FAR LESS SUPERVISION
OFTEN AT A MUCH YOUNGER AGE. OFTEN AT A MUCH YOUNGER AGE.
I THINK IT’S SOMETHING TO THINK I THINK IT’S SOMETHING TO THINK
ABOUT HOW FREE THEY ARE ONLINE ABOUT HOW FREE THEY ARE ONLINE
TO DO THINGS THAT MAYBE THEY TO DO THINGS THAT MAYBE THEY
SHOULDN’T BE DOING.

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