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This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by dmitry 11:11 pm on November 27, 2018.
10/21/2018 at 3:21 pm #29748
As a tech savvy parent, I have no issues letting my kids go on social media. The 8 year old has had his own YouTube channel since he was six, and he uses Google Hangouts to chat with me when I am at work.
However, in another role I run a webcast team of teens. Our primary team communications are via social media sites. I am trying to understand why some of the parents are so dead set against their kids having access to social media, which has effectively displaced traditional news sources and has become a primary form of communication.
To me, it looks like a trust issue. There is no problem trusting them with 10s of thousands of dollars worth of equipment and the reputation of the entity webcasting, but they can’t be trusted with a Facebook account.
Does anyone have any thoughts? Am I the one that is nuts?11/21/2018 at 12:44 am #30063
I am a tech savvy, educator and single parent living in one of the so-called top public school districts in the bay area. It seems that Pleasanton Unified School District utilizes a very archaic method of interpreting what they believe is ” safe approaches” in what they perceive as expectations from children and parental obligations. Take into consideration that there is no transportation to schools. Your child has to walk over a mile to get to class. That is an issue that has been brought up but since there are many stay at home spouses- the district interprets this as no potential issue for any parents. Their mode of interpreting district policy is resorted to their stereotypes of what a parent must look, sound and walk and it does not include single parents or those that are from the minority cultures in this town. Aside from the one-dimensional form of thinking that exists in determining their implementation of policies by their leaders, PUSD pushes parents to be intimidated when speaking to district personnel at school sites. It is riddled with ineffective administrators who use intimidation tactics by their school administrators, Public Resource Officers and CPS calls that are found to be without merit in attempts to hover over students and their parents. They do a good job of pointing the finger on parents for their child’s learning deficits and scrutinize your moral character if your child does not seem to appear and act like their ” interpretation of what a student at PUSD” must be like. God help you, should you be struggling just like the thousands that are going through some financial setbacks such as finding adequate housing and wages that are survivable in this extremely expensive region. I encourage you to not consider this community to send your children to school.11/27/2018 at 11:11 pm #30127
No, you are not alone. My 10 y.o. daughter has her own Youtube channel as well, and even a personal blog that I have created for her to publish her writing exercises (I am an IT professional), so she manages her WordPress engine on her own. We don’t have any kind of network parental control as we clearly see that she is developed enough to trust us and, undoubtedly, she will tell us if something will disturb her. It’s all about a matter of trust in both directions. The only form of control is that my router shuts off an internet access for her PC’s IP address at the designated time.
I have done the basic social network security course with her, like not revealing the real name, address, any other names, etc. and it seems that she is following, so I can trust her.
She has no Facebook as soon as she does not want to use it, but Skype to communicate with her grandmother and Instagram for her girlfriends.
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