How to be a Tech-Smart Parent

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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.

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  • Digital Natives have different views on privacy
  • How to be a Tech-Smart Parent

    1. 1. 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
    2. 2. Interactive • Please… ask questions! • Please… answer questions!
    3. 3. Disclaimer I‟m still figuring out this Parenting thing also…
    4. 4. Digital Natives
    5. 5. So Much Tech… So Little Time! Social Networks Home computers Cell phones and texting Reputation Management
    6. 6. Your Home Computer • • • • • • • • Research Taxes Shopping Record keeping Homework Email Social networking Photos • • • • • • • • Video Work Genealogy Music Games News TV Movies…
    7. 7. What Can Go Wrong? • • • • • • • • Viruses Trojans Worms „Bots Click-jacking Spyware Adware “Drive-By” Downloads
    8. 8. How Your Computer Gets Sick • Attachments • Downloads – Intentional •Clicks •URL shortening – Unintentional - Website Visits/Drive-By
    9. 9. 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
    10. 10. Downloads • Intentional – Clicking on link downloads page or file Click here to download http://www.download.com/filename
    11. 11. Downloads • Only some executables ask permission – Dialog boxes often ignored
    12. 12. 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
    13. 13. URL lengthening
    14. 14. 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
    15. 15. 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
    16. 16. Tips for your Home Computer Handouts • PC Protection Tips/Tools • Safe Surfing Tips 17
    17. 17. Social Networks 18
    18. 18. • >1.25B users! • >2007 net (2012: 2.5B)
    19. 19. Facebook‟s getting older! • 65% 35 or older • Ave. age • 40.5 • +2 in 2 yrs Social Network Demographics pingdom.com – Aug. 21, 2012
    20. 20. Twitter • Microblogging • 500M users • Changed media paradigm • IPO coming
    21. 21. 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…
    22. 22. 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
    23. 23. 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)
    24. 24. Geolocation The world knows • Where you are • Where you are not
    25. 25. 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
    26. 26. Reputation Management • • • • • • Remove or untag pictures Ask friends to do the same Limit info on public profiles LinkedIn.com ClaimId.com/Naymz.com Blog
    27. 27. 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)
    28. 28. What to Do? Handouts • The Parents' Child Protection Guide for the Internet • Parental Tools
    29. 29. 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 $$$
    30. 30. So much has changed
    31. 31. Cell Phones
    32. 32. Sexting • Texts/attachments not private • Currently considered child porn • Tunkhannock, PA
    33. 33. 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!
    34. 34. What to Do? Handouts • Top 12 Tips for Cell Phones and Kids • Cell Phone Parental Tips and Tools
    35. 35. 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

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