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Internet Safety Presentation

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This presentation was given to teachers at Columbia High School. It talks about the dangers of the internet.

This presentation was given to teachers at Columbia High School. It talks about the dangers of the internet.

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  • 1. Protecting our students on the World Wide Web By: Elissa Malespina CHS Librarian
  • 2. Agenda
    • Potential Dangers
    • Predators
    • Cyberbullying
    • MySpace
    • What to do
  • 3.  
  • 4. Potential Dangers HOW SAFE ARE THEY?
  • 5. Cell Phone Dangers
    • Text Messaging – difficult to monitor, can not tell who is doing the texting.
    • Camera & Video on cell phone – taking inappropriate pictures, invasion of privacy, rapid and easy transfer of picture/video.
    • Using cell phones to cheat on tests.
  • 6.
    • IM Dangers
    • No age verification
    • Can use webcam /voice/ and transfer files
    • No body language cues to help kids see how a person feels/reacts to what is said.
    • AOL, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN live - all instant messaging sites.
  • 7. Chat Room Dangers
    • Chat = conference call
    • Many people in a room at once
    • Usually thematic
    • No age verification
    • Predators lurk in chat sites
    Would you stand in a mall, spin around and say who wants to talk with me?
  • 8.  
  • 9. X Box Live
    • Live chat among Xbox users
    • Voice synthesizer feature makes it hard to know who you are talking to
    • Predators use it to make contact
    • Difficult for law enforcement to trace.
  • 10. PREDATORS (In their own words)
  • 11. Behavioral Traits of Predators
    • Generally more intelligent than other criminals: Doctor, Engineers, Lawyers, College Professors.
    • Often meek & mild
    • Need driven behavior (can’t help themselves)
    • Master manipulators
    • Passive-Aggressive Personality
    • Almost always male
  • 12. Victims have self-esteem issues
  • 13.  
  • 14. Cyberbullying
    • Definition:
    • Sending or posting threatening or harassing text or images using the Internet or other digital communication devices.
    • Modes of cyberbullying:
    • email, websites, blogs, IM, chat rooms, cell phone.
  • 15. Cyberbullying – three parts
    • Bullies : Those who harass & demean
    • others, especially those they think are
    • different inferior.
    • Victims: Those who get bullied.
    • Bystanders : Those who encourage &
    • support the bully, or watch the bullying from
    • the sidelines and do nothing to help.
  • 16. Forms of Cyberbullying
    • Flaming – Online fights using electronic messaging
    • Harassment – repeatedly sending messages
    • Dissing – sending/posting gossip
    • Impersonation – being someone else
    • Outing – sharing secrets or embarrassing info/ images
    • Exclusion – intentionally & cruelly excluding others
  • 17. Problems with the laws
    • Right now the laws are set up in such a way that cyberbullying is considered harassment .
    • Police can not get a can’t really get involved.
  • 18.
    • 13 year old from Vermont committed suicide
    • After being bullied at school he turned to the Internet where he met other suicidal teens
    • Parents helped to create new laws on bullying in Vermont
    www.ryanpatrickhalligan.com
  • 19. PRIVATE
  • 20.  
  • 21.
      • What
      • should a
      • parent / teacher do?
  • 22. Classroom Protocol
    • If something happens on one of the computers in the classroom/lab
    • DO NOT TOUCH IT! DO NOT TURN IT OFF, DO NOT LET ANYONE TOUCH IT.
    • Call the deans / who may contact police.
  • 23. Get Informed
    • Google yourself
    • Create a Myspace Page (do not put anything on it)
    • Talk with your students about internet safety
  • 24. Helpful Websites
    • FBI – Cyber crimes – submit a crime tip
    • http://www.fbi.gov/cyberinvest/cyberhome.htm
    •  
    • New Jersey State Police – Cyber Crimes Unit
    • http://www.state.nj.us/njsp/divorg/invest/cyber-crimes-unit.html
    •  
    • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – CyberTipline  (the 911 of the Internet)
    • http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PageServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=2936
    •  
    • NetSmartz411 – Internet Safety Help Desk
    • http://www.netsmartz411.org/
  • 25. QUESTIONS

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