Adolescent Mobile Safety: Not a LOL-ing Matter

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This presentation delineates the dangers of mobile technology and the increased risk of these hazards to the digital native generation. Moreover, the slides detail how theses dangers can be resolved and/or prevented and discusses whose responsibility it is to teach children the safe use mobile technology.

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Adolescent Mobile Safety: Not a LOL-ing Matter

  1. 1. Adolescent Mobile Safety:Not a LOL-ing Matter Image from http://www.dailymail.co.uk
  2. 2. TheDigital Native Generation is at a higher risk Image by Cristobal Cobo Romani
  3. 3. 87 percent ofchildren aged4-16 eitherowned or hadaccess to a mobilephone Source: Schools Should Teach Kids Phone Safety Image by Lynell Bumark
  4. 4. 60 percent of children take theirmobile phones to school some or all of the time Source: Schools Should Teach Kids Phone Safety Image by Jason Ohler
  5. 5. 43 per cent of childrenhave internet access on their mobile phones Source: Schools Should Teach Kids Phone Safety Image by Digitpedia
  6. 6. There is a risingdemand formobile Apps forchildren ages 18months to 2years of age! Source: iPhone Apps a Hit with Preschoolers Image by David Boyle
  7. 7. The 5 principal dangers of mobile technology to children: 1.  Data Theft 2.  Malicious Software 3.  Cyberbullying 4.  Inappropriate Content 5.  Predators Source: Living With Technology, Keep Your Kids Safe Online Image by Arty R
  8. 8. Data TheftStolenpasswords,addresses, SocialSecurity numbers,credit cardnumbers, andother financialinformation Source: Living With Technology, Keep Your Kids Safe Online Image by Lonnie Davis
  9. 9. Malicious Software Aka “Malware”- adware,spyware, viruses, phishing scams Source: Living With Technology, Keep Your Kids Safe Online Image by James Burke
  10. 10. Inappropriate ContentIncludespornography, Scontent focusedon violence, hatepropaganda Source: Living With Technology, Keep Your Kids Safe Online Image by Justin Shattuck
  11. 11. 79% of youthinadvertentexposure topornographyoccurs in thehome Source: Enough is Enough- Protecting our Children Online Image by Anthony Kelly
  12. 12. Predators In chat rooms, text messaging, social networking cites etc Source: Living With Technology, Keep Your Kids Safe Online
  13. 13. 16 percent ofteens considered meeting someone theyve only talked to online Source: Enough is Enough- Protecting our Children Online Image by Christelle FV
  14. 14. Cyber-bullying“The intentionalharm,mistreatment,embarrassmentor slander ofanother viaelectronicmedia”. Source: Canadian Cellular Forensics Image by Pressmanwill
  15. 15. Approximately 26 percent ofadolescent girls will be the victims of Cyber-bullying Source: Canadian Cellular Forensics
  16. 16. While approximately 16 percent of boys will become victims of cyber-bullying Souce: Canadian Cellular Forensics
  17. 17. As many as 43 percent ofstudents have admitted to being the victim of cyber-bullying at least once. Source: Canadian Cellular Forensics
  18. 18. HOWEVER…Only 21 percent ofgirls and 18percent of boyswill report thisCyber-bullying Source: Canadian Cellular Forensics Image Katy Gothorp
  19. 19. Indications of Victims of Cyber-bullying1) anger, frustration, fear and/or sadness after using their cell phone or computer Source: Canadian Cellular Forensics Image by Alexander Meas
  20. 20. 2) moreinhibited andavoids friendsand activitiesthat theyformerlyrelished Source: Canadian Cellular Forensics Image by Claire Gibbs
  21. 21. 3) Plummetinggrades, cuttingschool or othersigns ofdepression! Source: Canadian Cellular Forensics
  22. 22. How can the generation ofdigital natives be protected from these dangers? Image by Quoin Monkey !
  23. 23. 9 out of 10 parents believe their kids should be taught aboutmobile phone and internet safety in school Source: Schools Should Teach Kids Phone Safety Image by Antonio Zugaldia
  24. 24. The eSmart SystemAn interactive system designed to help instigate policies around mobile phones and the internet, and set up safe procedures for reporting incidents of cyber- bullying Source: Schools Should Teach Kids Phone Safety Image by
  25. 25. Source: www.mymobilewatchdog.com
  26. 26. Check out all of the socialnetworks that your child is registered with.! Image by Lorna Traynor
  27. 27. Monitor all emails and textmessages sent and received by your child. Image by Keith Ramsey
  28. 28. The responsibility of ensuringadolescent mobile safety falls on both parents and schools.Vigilance and preventative action are key components in ensuring the well-being of the digital native generation. Image by James Roe
  29. 29. Works CitedDolcourt, Jessica. "Living with Technology: Keep Your Kids Safe Online: Top 5 Internet Dangers for Kids - CNET.com.” Product Reviews and Prices, Software Downloads, and Tech News - CNET. Web. 20 May 2011. <http:/ / www.cnet.com/4520-13384_1-6721368-1.html>.Enough Is Enough: Protecting Our Children Online. Web. 20 May 2011. <http:// enough.org/inside.php?id=2UXKJWRY8>.Ferguson, Rob. "IPhone Apps a Hit with Preschoolers." The Star. Torstar Syndication Services, 07 Feb. 2011. Web. 15 May 2011."Need Help with Cyber Bullying." Canadian Cellular Forensics. Anadian Cellular Forensics Corp., 2010. Web. 15 May 2011. <http://www.cellular- forensics.ca/cyber%20bullying.html>."Schools Should Teach Kids Phone Safety." Australian and World News - Main Stories - Ninemsn News. Web. 20 May 2011. <http://news.ninemsn.com.au/ national/8211585/schools-should-teach-kids-phone-safety>"!

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