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A parent's guide to Teen Online Safety

A parent's guide to Teen Online Safety

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  • 1. Be Cyber-Smart! Surf Safely! Velma Davis, Instructional Support Specialist [email_address]
  • 2. Know your internet areas
    • Email
    • Chat rooms
    • Game rooms
    • Blogs (Blogger)
    • Microblogs (Twitter, Plurk)
    • Bulletin Boards (Myspace, Facebook)
    • Instant Messaging
  • 3. Protocols? What protocols?! Radios: gained popularity in 20’s and 30’s Television: Late 1940’s Internet Explosion: 1990’s
  • 4. Your mother warned you: connectyourhome.com
  • 5. Teens Online
    • 82% of profile creators included their first name in their profiles.
    • 79% have included photos of themselves.
    • 66% have included photos of their friends.
    • 61% have included the name of their city.
    • 49% have included the name of their school.
    • 40% have included their instant message screen name.
    • 40% have streamed audio to their profile.
    • 39% have linked to their blog.
    • 29% have included their email address.
    • 29% have included their last name.
    • 29% have included videos.
    • 2% have included their cell phone numbers.
    http://www.marketingcharts.com/interactive/teens-and-social-networks-managing-personal-information-274 / PEW Report, 2008
  • 6. Who am I REALLY?!
    • Is that really a picture of me?
    Am I really 10 years old? Am I a boy? Do I really go to school?
  • 7. Risks? Highest risk to Teenagers!
    • “ Teenagers are particularly at risk because... they are more likely... to participate in online discussions regarding companionship..."
            • LOL
            • LMAO
            • TY
            • BRB
            • AWFK
            • YW
            • RU
            • Y
            • ASL
            • POS
            • LMIRL
            • WTF
            • OMG
    Laugh out loud Laughing my A$$ off Thank You Be Right Back Away from keyboard/computer You’re Welcome Are you? Why? Age, sex and location Parent Over Shoulder Lets Meet In Real Life What the F$%# Oh my God http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_slang
  • 8. Leet Speak Remember …“Hip”, “Groovy”, “Peace out”? “ Leet” refers to “Elite”. Substitutes regular letters for symbols or numbers Further information for Leet Speak: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet http://www.brenz.net/services/l337Maker.asp cartoonstock.com
  • 9.
    • 0 - O 1- I or L 2- A, Z or R 3- E 4- A 5- S
    6- B or G 7- T or L 8- B 9- G or P £- L or E
  • 10. Think Before You Click!
    • Domains- The extensions on a website can indicate their purpose:
      • .com- commercial
      • .biz- business
      • .org- organization
      • .gov- government
      • .edu- education
      • .net- network
      • .xxx- pornography
    blog.andyswebtools.com
  • 11. Virus
    • A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without permission or knowledge of the user.
    hugepedia.com
  • 12. Worm
    • A computer worm is a selfreplicating computer program. It uses a network to send copies of itself to other nodes computer terminals on the network).
    • Worms almost always cause harm to the network, if only by consuming bandwidth, whereas viruses almost always corrupt or modify files on a targeted computer.
  • 13. Trojan Horse
    • A Trojan horse, or simply trojan, is a piece of
    • Software which appears to perform a certain action but in fact performs another such as transmitting a computer virus.
    • May or may not be malicious
    • a Trojan horse is not a computer virus.
  • 14. Spyware
    • Collects small pieces of information about users without their knowledge
    • Installs on your computer
    • Secretly monitors the user's computing: can collect various types of personal information, such as Internet surfing habits and sites that have been visited
    • Can install additional software and redirect Web browser activity.
    • Changes computer settings:
      • Slow connection speeds,
      • Changes your home pages,
      • Loss of Internet connection
      • Loss of functionality of other programs.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyware
  • 15. Malware
      • Rogue or malicious programs can attack and do various things to your computer while surfing the internet.
      • Hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or program code
  • 16. Phishing
    • Phishing is a way of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
    thenextweb.com
  • 17. Suggestions? joystickdivision.com
  • 18. AntiVir PE
    • http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus
    Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus Protects your computer against dangerous viruses.
  • 19. AVG
    • A great Anti-virus and Anti-Malware program.
    Free Download: http://free.avg.com/ww-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free
  • 20. Firewall
    • A firewall is a device or set of devices configured to permit, deny, encrypt, or monitor internet connections between online traffic and your computer .
    Windows 07 comes with a built-in Firewall.
  • 21. Blocking or Filtering http://internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/ Compare software:
  • 22. What Can I do as a Parent?
    • Don’t hesitate to say “No!”
    • Put your computer in the busiest room in the house!
    • Spend time with your child on the computer.
    • Have your child sign and discuss an internet usage agreement and go over it periodically.
    • Check the history on the computer.
    http://computinged.com
  • 23.
    • The most important factors in keeping your child safe on-line are the utilization of appropriate blocking software and/or parental controls, along with open, honest discussions with your child, monitoring his/her on-line activity!
    A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety , U.S. Department of Justice , Federal Bureau of Investigation - Publications
  • 24. Digital Footprint
    • Talk to your child about his/her digital footprint!
    http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/koppel/interactive/interactive.html Have them take this quiz with you!
  • 25. My Rules for Internet Safety!
    • I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parents’ permission
    cartoonstock.com
  • 26.
    • I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable
    Boy, am I uncomfortable!
  • 27.
    • I will never agree to get together with someone I "meet" online!
    celebrityradar.info
  • 28.
    • I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents
  • 29.
    • I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away.
  • 30.
    • I will not download pictures from an unknown source, as there is a good chance there could be sexually explicit images.
  • 31.
    • time of day that I can be online,
    • the length of time I can be online,
    • appropriate areas for me to visit.
    • I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.
    I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. cartoonstock.com
  • 32. Helpful Sites
    • http://www.onlinenetiquette.com/netiquette_quiz.html
    • www.netzsmartz.org
    • www.safeteens.com
    • www.blogsafety.com  
    • www.netfamilynews.org
    • http://www.slideshare.net/jtubbs/internet-safety-program-for-parents
    • http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec14.shtm
  • 33. Bibliography
    • www.netzsmartz.org
    • www.safeteens.com  
    • www.safekids.com  Lawrence J. Magid
    • www.blogsafety.com  
    • www.netfamilynews.org
    • http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/koppel/interactive/interactive.html
    • http://pewresearch.org/