The Family Online Safety Institute announced yesterday that it will be hosting a Twitter chat “focusing on Cyber Parenting and Internet Safety.” The chat will take place at 3pm EST on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, and will use the hashtag #cyberparenting.
For the uninitiated, a “Twitter chat” is a planned question-and-response conversation in which all participants use the same hashtag. That allows participants to easily search for and respond to the tweets that are part of the conversation. There are a number of different tools that can be used to facilitate participation in the chat. Brandwatch has a good blog post summarizing some of the more well-known Twitter chat tools.
This Twitter chat arises out of a panel discussion on Cyber Parenting that FOSI recently hosted. The event was held to discuss the results of research conducted by Intel Security regarding child use of the Internet and digital parenting [I’ve embedded a copy below.]
As is typically the case, FOSI has released the questions that will help drive the Twitter chat next week:
- Q1: What are your top #Internetsafety concerns? What are your concerns for your family?
- Q2: What rules do you have in place for #internetsafety?
- Q3: How do you start a conversation with your family about safety online?
- Q4: What are the top things #parents should be discussing with kids about social media?
- Q5: What type of parental controls do you find effective?
- Q6: What are some great resources for learning about Online Safety?
- Q7: What #Internetsafety topic would you like to see more resources for?
- Q8: How can we keep the ideas of #InternetSafetyMonth going throughout the year?
If you have time, it can be particularly efficient to prepare a series of tweets in advance that address one or more of these questions. As the moderators post each question, you can send out your prepared tweets and/or reply to the tweets that others have sent.
This should be an interesting conversation and I look forward to joining everyone next week.