I have been getting a lot of requests from parents and educators for more information about the content of the presentation I do for middle schools, high schools and universities about social networking and the intersection of online and offline behavior. Here is a short video (under 2-minutes) that should give you a good idea of what the key takeaways are.
I have had some really fascinating conversations in recent days with parents, faculty and administrators, all of whom have shown a lot of enthusiasm about the program I deliver. It has been enlightening to me to hear some of their concerns as they relate to a host of issues like admissions, reputation management, bullying, the implications of "friending" and so many other relevant topics, and my presentation covers most of them.
If you want more information about bringing me to your school or your child's school, send me an e-mail. (There's an "Email me" tab located on the right hand column of the blog.) In the coming weeks, I will be launching a dedicated website to handle requests, but I wanted to get this video out as soon as possible since a lot of you had asked me about it. Thanks to all of you for your interest.
Social networking is here to stay. The tools, such as Facebook, MySpace, etc., may not be around forever, but this new method of communication is not going anywhere. We owe it to our kids to really make an effort to understand what's going on in the space, so we can help them understand it, and raise digitally savvy young adults.