Donna Murray
<ul><li>Children today are… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Natives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>online </li></ul></ul></u...
<ul><li>Parents today are… </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Immigrants </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>online </li></ul></ul></...
<ul><li>Parents want… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>safety </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>balance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul...
Cookie cutter safety? <ul><li>There is NO failsafe answer to protecting our children online. </li></ul><ul><li>Our biggest...
  Do the possibilities   scare   you? Let’s unplug ‘em! Right?...
Why not just unplug? Interactive Engaging Children are connecting, collaborating, communicating. Find, store, create, crit...
<ul><li>What are our children doing online? And how do I keep them safe? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What (and who) ...
What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online? 93% of all Americans between 12 and 17 years old use the ...
What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online? 74% of teens now say the computer they use is in a public...
What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online? A large majority of teens (71%) have established online p...
What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online? <ul><li>Among the 96% of young people who have ever gone ...
What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online? 65% of high school students admit to unsafe, inappropriat...
What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online?
<ul><li>Chat / Instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>One-to-one chat or many participants “talking” at the same time </li></...
<ul><li>Short Message Service (SMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Also known as texting </li></ul>What (and who) is out there? What ar...
Chat and Instant Messaging Risks Strangers can contact your children It’s hard to monitor Searchable online profiles Cyber...
Chat and Instant Messaging Learn the lingo: What should I do to keep them safe? Check screen names and profile Know your c...
<ul><li>Social Networking-   For younger children: For older children: </li></ul>What (and who) is out there? What are our...
Social Networking <ul><li>Risks </li></ul><ul><li>World’s largest bulletin board </li></ul><ul><li>No “take-backs” </li></...
Social Networking What should I do to keep them safe? Stress importance of not sharing personal information Real-life less...
<ul><li>School work </li></ul><ul><li>Websites, wikis, search engines </li></ul>What (and who) is out there? What are our ...
School work / Searching Risks Finding inappropriate material Finding inaccurate resources
 
 
School work / Searching What should I do to keep them safe? Filter Parental controls Search engine preferences Discuss val...
<ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Some single player games, some allow you to interactively play with others around the worl...
<ul><li>File sharing </li></ul>What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online?
File Sharing Risks Computer security and privacy Access to inappropriate material Copyright law
<ul><li>Sharing and viewing photos and videos </li></ul>What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online?
Photo and video sharing Risks No “take-backs” Can be posted anonymously
Predators… <ul><li>1 in 5 children between the ages of 10 and 17 has received unwanted sexual solicitations online. </li><...
Predators… <ul><li>1 in 4 children has been exposed to sexually explicit pictures online without seeking or expecting them...
Predators… <ul><li>The search frequently begins in a chat room. </li></ul><ul><li>They </li></ul><ul><li>find similar inte...
  Predators… <ul><li>Warning signs </li></ul><ul><li>Time spent online </li></ul><ul><li>Pornography </li></ul><ul><li>Pho...
Cyberbullying  One in three online teens have experienced online harassment. Girls are more likely to be victims. Most tee...
Cyberbullying  <ul><li>Same principle as playground bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymity  </li></ul><ul><li>Character educ...
Communication is  key <ul><li>&quot;We would never show our parents everything that we do online or with our mobile phones...
Remember, every child and every family is different. <ul><li>Ages </li></ul><ul><li>Gender(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Temperamen...
What should I do to keep them safe? <ul><li>Set Rules… </li></ul><ul><li>Teach your child never to give out personal infor...
What should I do to keep them safe? <ul><li>Use Parental Controls… </li></ul><ul><li>Computer in central location </li></u...
What should I do to keep them safe? <ul><li>Instill Media Literacy Skills… </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about the internet </li...
What should I do to keep them safe? Communicate. Know what your child is doing online and who your child is communicating ...
Where do I find resources? http:// delicious.com/murraygirl/internetsafety
 
 
 
This work is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. For more information, v...
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Internet Safety

  1. 1. Donna Murray
  2. 2. <ul><li>Children today are… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Natives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>online </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>growing up in a world of technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>connected </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>21 st century learners </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Parents today are… </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Immigrants </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>online </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>learning to adapt to technology </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Parents want… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>safety </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>balance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>What worries parents… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>predators/strangers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>privacy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>cyberbullying </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>inappropriate content </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Cookie cutter safety? <ul><li>There is NO failsafe answer to protecting our children online. </li></ul><ul><li>Our biggest ally is education . </li></ul><ul><li>No one can take the place of the parent. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Do the possibilities scare you? Let’s unplug ‘em! Right?...
  7. 7. Why not just unplug? Interactive Engaging Children are connecting, collaborating, communicating. Find, store, create, critique, and share information Harness, evaluate, and create information effectively 21 st century literacy and global citizenship skills Tool for learning Daily life of digital natives Network
  8. 8. <ul><li>What are our children doing online? And how do I keep them safe? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What (and who) is out there? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why not just unplug? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What should I do to keep them safe? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where do I find resources? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online? 93% of all Americans between 12 and 17 years old use the internet
  10. 10. What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online? 74% of teens now say the computer they use is in a public place in the home.
  11. 11. What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online? A large majority of teens (71%) have established online profiles (including those on social networking sites such as MySpace).
  12. 12. What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online? <ul><li>Among the 96% of young people who have ever gone online, [they] say they go online most often </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from home (65%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from school (14%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from a friend's house (7%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from a library or other location (2%) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online? 65% of high school students admit to unsafe, inappropriate, or illegal activities online
  14. 14. What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online?
  15. 15. <ul><li>Chat / Instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>One-to-one chat or many participants “talking” at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Free and easy to access </li></ul><ul><li>Feels anonymous </li></ul>What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online?
  16. 16. <ul><li>Short Message Service (SMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Also known as texting </li></ul>What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online? 13 year old Morgan Pozgar, crowned the 2007 National Texting champion 20 year old Nathan Schwartz, crowned the 2008 National Texting champion
  17. 17. Chat and Instant Messaging Risks Strangers can contact your children It’s hard to monitor Searchable online profiles Cyber-bullying
  18. 18. Chat and Instant Messaging Learn the lingo: What should I do to keep them safe? Check screen names and profile Know your child’s password Use parental controls Stay involved Use log feature with child
  19. 19. <ul><li>Social Networking- For younger children: For older children: </li></ul>What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online?
  20. 20. Social Networking <ul><li>Risks </li></ul><ul><li>World’s largest bulletin board </li></ul><ul><li>No “take-backs” </li></ul><ul><li>Must remember to keep personal info private </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullying </li></ul>
  21. 21. Social Networking What should I do to keep them safe? Stress importance of not sharing personal information Real-life lessons apply Keep track of profiles and posts
  22. 22. <ul><li>School work </li></ul><ul><li>Websites, wikis, search engines </li></ul>What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online?
  23. 23. School work / Searching Risks Finding inappropriate material Finding inaccurate resources
  24. 26. School work / Searching What should I do to keep them safe? Filter Parental controls Search engine preferences Discuss validity of resources Kid-friendly sites Effective online searching
  25. 27. <ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Some single player games, some allow you to interactively play with others around the world. </li></ul>What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online?
  26. 28. <ul><li>File sharing </li></ul>What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online?
  27. 29. File Sharing Risks Computer security and privacy Access to inappropriate material Copyright law
  28. 30. <ul><li>Sharing and viewing photos and videos </li></ul>What (and who) is out there? What are our children doing online?
  29. 31. Photo and video sharing Risks No “take-backs” Can be posted anonymously
  30. 32. Predators… <ul><li>1 in 5 children between the ages of 10 and 17 has received unwanted sexual solicitations online. </li></ul>
  31. 33. Predators… <ul><li>1 in 4 children has been exposed to sexually explicit pictures online without seeking or expecting them. </li></ul>
  32. 34. Predators… <ul><li>The search frequently begins in a chat room. </li></ul><ul><li>They </li></ul><ul><li>find similar interests </li></ul><ul><li>build trust </li></ul><ul><li>encourage secrecy </li></ul><ul><li>gather personal information </li></ul><ul><li>They groom their victim. </li></ul>
  33. 35. Predators… <ul><li>Warning signs </li></ul><ul><li>Time spent online </li></ul><ul><li>Pornography </li></ul><ul><li>Phone use </li></ul><ul><li>Gifts or packages from someone you don’t know. </li></ul><ul><li>Concealing computer content </li></ul><ul><li>Unsolicited mail and gifts </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior change </li></ul><ul><li>Using different online account </li></ul>
  34. 36. Cyberbullying One in three online teens have experienced online harassment. Girls are more likely to be victims. Most teens say that they are more likely to be bullied offline than online.
  35. 37. Cyberbullying <ul><li>Same principle as playground bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymity </li></ul><ul><li>Character education online and offline </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage open communication </li></ul><ul><li>If your child is threatened with violence, </li></ul><ul><li>contact law enforcement officials, including SRO </li></ul><ul><li>save the original messages </li></ul><ul><li>www.cybertipline.com </li></ul>
  36. 38. Communication is key <ul><li>&quot;We would never show our parents everything that we do online or with our mobile phones and iPods because it would be too shocking and it would cause them to be . . </li></ul><ul><li>afraid or enraged or saddened or disappointed or humiliated or more distant or more controlling or worse , ashamed of me. </li></ul><ul><li>...and we're NOT about to start a bloody battle at home or risk having the computer taken away. So, it is safer to remain silent and deceptive. Besides, you would never understand. Most parents are clueless about our world and what we do with computers.“ </li></ul><ul><li>(June, 2005 - April, 2007) This information was compiled by Donna Sawyer based on feedback from interviews with several hundred children, ages 11-20, in schools, youth groups, and small focus groups in North Carolina. The interviews included students from various cultural backgrounds: India, England, Belgium, South Korea, and Thailand.) </li></ul>
  37. 39. Remember, every child and every family is different. <ul><li>Ages </li></ul><ul><li>Gender(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Temperament </li></ul><ul><li>Maturity </li></ul><ul><li>Computer skills and comfort level </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul>
  38. 40. What should I do to keep them safe? <ul><li>Set Rules… </li></ul><ul><li>Teach your child never to give out personal information </li></ul><ul><li>Treat others as you would like to be treated. </li></ul><ul><li>Cheating, stealing, harming others- wrong ON and OFFline </li></ul><ul><li>Tell parent / other adult if something you see online makes you feel uncomfortable. </li></ul><ul><li>Think before you post. </li></ul>
  39. 41. What should I do to keep them safe? <ul><li>Use Parental Controls… </li></ul><ul><li>Computer in central location </li></ul><ul><li>Consider filtering / monitoring software </li></ul><ul><li>Implement parental controls (ISP, online) </li></ul><ul><li>Virus protection and firewall </li></ul><ul><li>Set guidelines / rules; sign safety agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Use child friendly search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Use the internet WITH your child </li></ul><ul><li>Know your child’s friends </li></ul><ul><li>Consider creating separate accounts on your machine </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of other computers your child is using </li></ul><ul><li>Report stalking or cyberbullying to law enforcement </li></ul>
  40. 42. What should I do to keep them safe? <ul><li>Instill Media Literacy Skills… </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with your child about how to find, analyze, evaluate, interact with, and create information online. </li></ul>
  41. 43. What should I do to keep them safe? Communicate. Know what your child is doing online and who your child is communicating with online. Maintain a dialogue with your children about their lives ONLINE and OFFLINE. Keep it positive. Nothing takes the place of the parent.
  42. 44. Where do I find resources? http:// delicious.com/murraygirl/internetsafety
  43. 48. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. For more information, visit http://creativecommons.org . Credit info: Donna Murray, Instructional Technology Specialist murraydo at hickoryschools.net
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