Rathmines Library presents Digiwise: Social Media Use For Families

Rathmines Library presents Digiwise: Social Media Use For Families

Rathmines Library are holding two classes (the first for Parents, the second for Parents and children together) in relation to using social media apps in a safe way.  The classes take place on Saturday 16th and 23rd May respectively.  Places are limited and bookins essential.  Please email rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie to book your place.

The outlined plan for the classes are:

  • Are all social networks the same?
  • Talking about the different sites and how they differ and how they work.
  • Talk about how to control privacy settings.
  • Every site has different ones so will look at a few popular sites.
  • Look at the usability of different media.               
  • Looking at the design and  what makes it user friendly
  • Why people use sites.
  • Looking at the behaviour of each site and motivations for use
  • Quiz!
  • Does Technology affect behaviour?
  • Looking at the many ways technology alters human behaviour
  • The dangers but also the  positives of social networking
  • Evidence of experiences of users – some bad and some good
  • Digital Literacy.
  • A cause for concern in Ireland –  keeping  up with change
  • Questions and Answers

The Parents with Children / Young People’s Workshop Outline:

Brief outlined plan: this will be somewhat similar to the parent talk, but directed at children / young people. The aim here is for young people  to discuss each area that was mentioned previously.

  • Are all social networks the same?
  • Why Students use sites.
  • Retaking the Quiz
  • How does Technology affect your behaviour?
  • Play a game time.
  • What do you think are the dangers and positives of tech?
  • Questions and Answers

This looks like a really interesting event and of course very relevant for young people and parents who are both surrounded by mobile apps and social media these days.