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An introduction so various technologies for parents. Included are: Home Computers, Viruses, Safe Web Surfing, Social Networks, Cell Phones and Texting, and Reputation Management.

An introduction so various technologies for parents. Included are: Home Computers, Viruses, Safe Web Surfing, Social Networks, Cell Phones and Texting, and Reputation Management.

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  • How to be a Tech-Smart Parent Barry Caplin Chief Information Security Officer Fairview Health Services bcaplin1@fairview.org, bc@bjb.org @bcaplin, +barrycaplin, *bcaplin http://about.me/barrycaplin http://securityandcoffee.blogspot.com Slides at http://www.slideshare.net/bcaplin Handouts at http://www.bjb.org/stuff/talks/ District 196 Parent Fair Nov. 2, 2013
  • Interactive • Please… ask questions! • Please… answer questions!
  • Disclaimer I‟m still figuring out this Parenting thing also…
  • Digital Natives
  • So Much Tech… So Little Time! Social Networks Home computers Cell phones and texting Reputation Management
  • Your Home Computer • • • • • • • • Research Taxes Shopping Record keeping Homework Email Social networking Photos • • • • • • • • Video Work Genealogy Music Games News TV Movies…
  • What Can Go Wrong? • • • • • • • • Viruses Trojans Worms „Bots Click-jacking Spyware Adware “Drive-By” Downloads
  • How Your Computer Gets Sick • Attachments • Downloads – Intentional •Clicks •URL shortening – Unintentional - Website Visits/Drive-By
  • Attachments • • • • File sent via email Can execute when the file is opened doc, xls, pdf, jpg (and other images), etc. Even zip files can cause problems • Only open expected attachments • Don‟t open chain emails • Watch holiday emails
  • Downloads • Intentional – Clicking on link downloads page or file Click here to download http://www.download.com/filename
  • Downloads • Only some executables ask permission – Dialog boxes often ignored
  • URL shortening • http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/ article/241895/four_ways_rim_can_rebou nd_from_blackberry_outage.html or… • http://t.co/JDdriZZj • bit.ly, tinyurl.com, t.co, goo.gl and others • Some browsers support URL lengthening – Long URL Please
  • URL lengthening
  • Safe Surfing Tips • • • • Look before you click Use Link Rating Beware – download, gaming, gambling Use Care – Social Networking (limit apps), ads, pop-ups, banners • https and lock for shopping, banking, etc. • Limit – open/public networks, scripts • Protect web pw‟s
  • Tips for your Home Computer • • • • • • • • Automatic Updates Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware Back up Strong passwords Password Vault Careful with Attachments Be stingy with personal information Know your computer
  • Tips for your Home Computer Handouts • PC Protection Tips/Tools • Safe Surfing Tips 17
  • Social Networks 18
  • • >1.25B users! • >2007 net (2012: 2.5B)
  • Facebook‟s getting older! • 65% 35 or older • Ave. age • 40.5 • +2 in 2 yrs Social Network Demographics pingdom.com – Aug. 21, 2012
  • Twitter • Microblogging • 500M users • Changed media paradigm • IPO coming
  • Google Plus >340M users • Not big with teens LinkedIn >230M users • Professional networking Instagram 150M users • Very big with young adults Pintrest – 70M Fastest growing MySpace – Not Dead Yet! More…
  • It‟s Getting Better! • 71% of teens/young adults changed their online profile privacy settings. • 57% used search engines to see info about themselves. • 47% deleted comments made by others. • 41% untagged photos. • 91% of teens use social networks to stay in touch with people they know/see often, 82% for friends they rarely see. Reputation Management and Social Media. Pew Internet & American Life Project, May, 2010
  • Life without Facebook • Doing without •U of Maryland – 24 hours (all tech) •Harrisburg U – 1 week (social media) • E-grounding •Disconnected, addiction-like responses •Some liked the experience (Harrisburg)
  • Geolocation The world knows • Where you are • Where you are not
  • The „Net Never Forgets • Anything posted remains for a long time • Caching/Archiving • Who else might view your blog, php, site? – College admissions officials – Job interviewers
  • Reputation Management • • • • • • Remove or untag pictures Ask friends to do the same Limit info on public profiles LinkedIn.com ClaimId.com/Naymz.com Blog
  • Reputation Management • Get involved - generate good publicity • Don‟t get into online arguments (and if you do… drop it!) • You may need professional help (technical… not the other kind)
  • What to Do? Handouts • The Parents' Child Protection Guide for the Internet • Parental Tools
  • Cell Phones • They‟re everywhere! • Special plans for younger kids • Calls, texting, pictures, video, games, apps, music, Internet… • Internet access is truly mobile! • Trickier to know what kids are doing • Cell data services $$$
  • So much has changed
  • Cell Phones
  • Sexting • Texts/attachments not private • Currently considered child porn • Tunkhannock, PA
  • Cell Phone Tips • It‟s a computer! • Appropriate use, bullying, consequences • Care with links, downloads, or posting number • Keep it close – deactivate lost/stolen • Call/Text Detail • Screen lock • Use ICE • Careful with bluetooth • Monitoring or look at the phone!
  • What to Do? Handouts • Top 12 Tips for Cell Phones and Kids • Cell Phone Parental Tips and Tools
  • Discussion? Slides at http://www.slideshare.net/bcaplin Handouts at http://www.bjb.org/stuff/talks/ bcaplin1@fairview.org, bc@bjb.org @bcaplin, +barrycaplin, *bcaplin about.me/barrycaplin, delicious.com/bcaplin Securityandcoffee.blogspot.com