Online Safety – Issues for Professionalsand Volunteers working with Children and Young People and their Families Peter Bower Esafety Consultant Ex-Child Protection Officer Designated Teacher for Children in Care firstname.lastname@example.org
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What is e-safety for children andyoung people about?• Empowering children and young people tokeep themselves safe when online....• Encouraging them to be responsible users ofthe technology....• Engaging children and young people torecognise the risks and benefits of onlinecommunication....• Enabling the adults around children andyoung people; whether parents, carers ,professionals or volunteers, to understand andsupport them in their online world....
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Taken Out of Context; American Teen Sociality in Networked Publics” danah boyd Persistence and • The net as a permanent searchable archive Searchability • The ability to copy and paste from anywhere on Replicability the net to anywhere online • High potential visibility well beyond the audience Scalability you had in mind • Never really knowing who’s seeing, reading or Invisible Audiences watching what you post Blurring of public • Boundaries aren’t clear between what is private or indeed what is physical and what is online and private • Inhibitions breakdown because of a lack of Online disinhibition visual cues and inflection
Social Implications of Cyberspace• The internet, together with the mobile phone has changed the pattern of social relationships, their construction, negotiation, scope and timeframe• Changed concept of friends and friendship• Created new boundaries of privacy• Disinhibits• Desensitises
What risks should we be guarding against? Content (child as recipient) Commercial Aggressive Sexual Values • Adverts • Violent / hateful • Pornographic or • Bias • Spam content unwelcome • Racist • Sponsorship sexual content • Misleading info • Personal info or advice Table developed by the EUKids Online project as and referenced in paragraph 1.3 of the Byron Review.
What risks should we be guarding against? Contact (child as participant) Commercial Aggressive Sexual Values • Tracking • Being bullied, • Self harm harassed or • Meeting strangers • personal info • Unwelcome stalked • Being groomed persuasions harvestedTable developed by the EUKids Online projectas and referenced in paragraph 1.3 of the Byron Review.
What risks should we be guarding against? Conduct (child as actor) Commercial Aggressive Sexual Values • Illegal downloading • Bullying or • Creating and • Providing • Hacking harassing another uploading misleading info • Gambling inappropriate or advice material • Financial scams • TerrorismTable developed by the EUKids Online projectas and referenced in paragraph 1.3 of the Byron Review.
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10 Strategies to Reduce Visibility and Vulnerability on Facebook• Understand Your Friend Lists• Remove Yourself From Facebook Search Results• Remove Yourself From Google• Limit Photo Tagging• Protect Your Albums• Avoid Embarrassing Status Messages• Control What Information Applications Can Access• Make Your Contact Information Private• Avoid Embarrassing Wall Posts• Keep Your Friendships Private
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Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Adults who Work with Children and Young People.Section 12 Communication with Children and Young People (including the Use of Technology) Communication between children and Adults should not share adults, by whatever any personal method, should take information with a child place within clear and or young person. They explicit professional should not request, or Adults should ensure boundaries. This respond to, any that all communications includes the wider use personal information are transparent and of technology such as from the child/young open to scrutiny. mobile phones text person, other than that messaging, e-mails, which might bedigital cameras, videos, appropriate as part of web-cams, websites their professional role. and blogs.