Talking with kids about Facebook privacy controls. Knowing is half the battle.

Jay Heath (@heathjw), a Technical Support Specialist at Ethical Culture Fieldston School, sent a message to the NYCIST listserv about teaching teens to navigate online privacy settings. He was seeking more resources, beyond the following sites:

The responses to his query were super informative and worth sharing so I gathered them below.

Karyn Silverman, High School Librarian and Educational Technology Department Chair at Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI) shared an awesome animated graphic of the evolution of Facebook default privacy controls created by Matt McKeon. Also of interest is Matt’s post about usage of this chart online and in print. (The direct link is here: http://www.mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/)

Karyn also shared the following articles that she discusses with her high school students:

Arvind Grover (@arvind) is currently the Director of Technology at The Hewitt School and will be an amazing administrator at Grace Church School next year. Arvind said he uses Mashable’s guide to Facebook privacy with his students.

Pat Hough (@PatHough) is the Lower School Technology Coordinator at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School. She shared a link to Danah Boyd‘s (@zephoria) keynote from the Theorizing the Web conference last month: http://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2011/04/11/audio-from-danah-boyds-ttw2011-keynote/

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2 responses to “Talking with kids about Facebook privacy controls. Knowing is half the battle.

  1. Bill Campbell

    Thanks for the post and reminder that we need work with students on this for many reasons – http://billcamp.posterous.com/the-default-privacy-of-socializing-has-change

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  2. Karen Blumberg

    @billcamp Thanks for the comment and your own insightful post! I’m so grateful for our NYCIST network.

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