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  • 1. Digital Footprints The Quick and Dirty about online safety
  • 2. Statistics that may surprise you…..  89% of sexual solicitations are made in either chat rooms or Instant Messages  20% of children age 10-17 have been solicited sexually online; that's 1 out of every 5 kids  75% of youth who received an online sexual solicitation did not tell a parent  One third of kids have been contacted by a stranger and half of these were considered inappropriate  81% of parents of online youth say that kids aren't careful enough when giving out information about themselves online  76% of parents don't have rules about what their kids can do on the computer  65% of parents believe that kids do things online that they wouldn't want their parents to know about  4,000,000 children are posting content to the Web everyday http://www.netlingo.com/tips/cyber-safety-statistics.php
  • 3. A few statistics that may surprise you…..  15,000,000 youth use Instant Messaging  9 out of 10 parents will never know that any inappropriate contact has occurred  14% have actually met face to face with a person they have met on the Internet  1 out of 17 kids have been harassed, threatened, or bullied  Nearly three-quarters (73%) of online teens believe that someone their age is most likely to be approached by someone unknown to them online as opposed to offline  When asked how they responded the last time they were contacted online by a complete stranger, just 3% of online teens said they told and adult or authority figure  Most kids will not report inappropriate Internet contact to their parents because they are afraid of losing Internet privileges http://www.netlingo.com/tips/cyber-safety-statistics.php
  • 4. A few statistics that may surprise you…..  61% of 13-17 yr olds have a personal profile on social networking sites  44% of online teens with profiles like Facebook and Myspace have been contacted by a stranger, compared with 16 percent of those without profiles.  71% have reported receiving messages from someone they do not know  45% have been asked for personal info from people they do not know  48% of 16-17 yr olds report that their parents know "very little" or "nothing" about their online activities  MySpace deletes 25,000 profiles weekly of users who don't meet the site's 14-year-old minimum age requirement  From 2007-2009 MySpace has deleted 90,000 accounts because they were created by registered sex offenders http://www.netlingo.com/tips/cyber-safety-statistics.php
  • 5. A Digital Footprint Digital Footprints are traces left by someone's activity in a digital environment. Passive Digital Footprints is information available about you that you haven‘t initiated such as addresses, phone numbers and credit history. Active Digital Footprints are traces of your social life you leave behind such as groups, chats, online photos, phone records. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_footprint
  • 6. Who can follow your Digital Footprint ?  People you communicate with online or phone…  People you send pictures to… BUT ALSO…..  Your parents  Your teachers  Your relatives  Future employers  College admissions counselors  Sexual predators
  • 7. Did you know……. it‘s a felony for children under 18 to receive sexually explicit pictures on their phone, and taking sexually explicit pictures and sending them could lead to charges of pornography production and distribution? http://open.salon.com/blog/amytuteurmd/2008/12/10/sexting
  • 8. The Sex and Tech campaign has published a list of ―5 things to think about before pressing ‗send‘.‖  Don‘t assume anything you send or post is going to remain private.  There is no changing your mind in cyberspace— anything you send or post will never truly go away.  Don‘t give in to the pressure to do something that makes you uncomfortable, even in cyberspace.  Consider the recipient‘s reaction.  Nothing is truly anonymous. http://open.salon.com/blog/amytuteurmd/2008/12/10/sexting
  • 9. Did you know……  a copy of every image sent via phone or Internet is stored somewhere in cyberspace? It may be hard to find, but it‘s there.  The same holds true for text messages and chats online.
  • 10. Did you know….  your computer or phone has a unique IP Address assigned to it that can be traced to the exact second something was accessed online?  Once you are online, you can be traced.
  • 11. Survey: One-Third of Youths Engage in Sexting  almost one-third of youths admit they‘ve engaged in sexting-related activities that involved either e-mailing a photo or video of themselves in the nude or being the recipient of such images.  Of those who admitted to distributing suggestive images of themselves, about 61 percent report that they were pressured by someone to send the image.  Girls were more likely to share a naked image of themselves than boys.  Those who are already sexually active were much more likely to send an image than those who were not sexually active.  Most of the respondents sent the image to a significant other or a person of romantic interest to them. But 29 percent said they shared naked images of themselves with someone they knew only online.
  • 12. Survey: One-Third of Youths Engage in Sexting  About 50 percent of youths who responded to the survey said they‘ve been the victim of some form of digital abuse.  The most common type of abuse was being the target of a smear campaign; about 22 percent of respondents indicated they‘d been the target of lies spread through digital media.  About 8 percent of respondents indicated they‘d been threatened with some form of digital blackmail.  Females were targeted for digital abuse more often than males — with 53 percent of them acknowledging it, as opposed to 42 percent of males.  Those who have been the victims of digital abuse are more likely to be sexually active or to have engaged in ―risky‖ behavior, such as smoking, using illegal drugs, drinking alcohol or stealing.
  • 13. Survey: One-Third of Youths Engage in Sexting  The survey also showed a correlation, though not necessarily a causation, between digital abuse and emotional distress.  Targets of digital abuse were almost three times as likely to report that they had also contemplated suicide at some point.  They were also nearly three times more likely to have considered dropping out of school.  More than three-quarters of respondents recognized that digital abuse was a serious problem in the youth culture but at the same time they were only mildly concerned about the risks and consequences from such behavior.  Only half of the respondents gave thought to the idea that information or images they posted online could negatively affect them later.
  • 14. Don‘t be caught unaware… Your reputation can be permanently damaged.
  • 15. Do you know who is on the other end? Are you sure? ?
  • 16. Web Cams Webcam sessions and photos can be easily captured, and users can continue to circulate those images online. In some cases people believed they were interacting with trusted friends but later found their images were distributed to others or posted on web sites. http://tcs.cybertipline.com/knowthedangers8.htm
  • 17. Web Cams  Use webcams or post photos online only with your parents' and guardians' knowledge and supervision.  Ask yourself if you would be embarrassed if your friends or family saw the pictures or video you post online. If the answer is yes, then you need to stop.  Be aware of what is in the camera‘s field of vision and remember to turn the camera off when it is not in use.  Be careful about posting identity- revealing or sexually provocative photos. Don‘t post photos of others — even your friends — without permission from your friends‘ parents or guardians. Remember - once such images are posted you give up control of them and you can http://tcs.cybertipline.com/knowthedangers8.htm never get them back.
  • 18. Did you know…..  a chatroom is probably the most dangerous area on the Internet?  chatrooms — especially those used by teenagers — are sometimes also used by child molesters to find victims. Adults or even older teens seeking to exploit younger people don‘t necessarily tell the truth about who they are.  You never know who is in one, so never type anything you wouldn‘t say in public. http://tcs.cybertipline.com/knowthedangers2.htm
  • 19. Sexual Predators ARE out there….  They will often pretend to be a teen  They will try to gain your trust  They will try to shame you or blame you  DON‘T BE THEIR NEXT VICTIM  TELL SOMEONE!
  • 20. Online predators do the following:  Find kids through social networking, blogs, chat rooms, instant messaging, e-mail, discussion boards, and other Web sites.  Seduce their targets through attention, affection, kindness, and even gifts.  Know the latest music and hobbies likely to interest kids.  Listen to and sympathize with kids' problems.  Try to ease young people's inhibitions by gradually introducing sexual content into their conversations or by showing them sexually explicit material.  Might also evaluate the kids they meet online for future face-to-face contact. http://www.microsoft.com/protect/parents/social/predators.aspx
  • 21. Safety Tips  Limit the information to VERY general details only.  Don‘t invite strangers online into your life.  Be suspicious of strangers who try to engage you and ask personal questions
  • 22. Safety Tips  Lock your profiles to Accepted Friends Only.  Never post or say anything online you wouldn‘t want everyone to see. Chances are, they will.  If you are approached or bullied in any way…TELL AN ADULT!
  • 23. What to report….  Anyone you don't know who asks you for personal information, photos or videos.  Unsolicited obscene material from people or companies you don't know.  Misleading URLs on the Internet that point you to sites containing harmful materials rather than what you were looking for.  Anyone who wants to send you photos or videos containing obscene content of individuals 18 and younger. (The possession, manufacturing, or distributing of child pornography is illegal.)  Online enticement for offline sexual activities. (No one should be making sexual invitations to you online – and it‘s an especially serious crime for adults to do it.) http://tcs.cybertipline.com/knowthedangers8.htm
  • 24. In Cyberspace, someone is always watching…….
  • 25. Photo Credits  Slide 5 http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44622000/jpg/_44622679_footprint2_203.jpg  Slide 6 http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/images/gizmodo/2008/08/sensafloor.jpg  Slide 8 http://static.open.salon.com/files/sexting1228917187.jpg  Slide 9 http://www.useonline.net/useonline/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/huelladigital-150x150.jpg  Slide 10 http://www.useonline.net/useonline/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/huelladigital-150x150.jpg  Slide 14 http://www.textually.org/picturephoning/archives/images/set3/sexting,0.jpg http://www.pathway-pals.com/Sexting/Index.html  Slide 15 http://www.pathway-pals.com/Sexting/Index.html  Slide 16 http://www.pathway-pals.com/Sexting/Index.html  Slide 17 http://markmeynell.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/chat-rooms.jpg  Slide 18 http://www.onlinesecurityauthority.com/images/WebcamPredator.jpg  Slide 19 http://www.onlinesecurityauthority.com/images/WebcamPredator.jpg  Slide 21 http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/01158/internet_predators_sized.sized.jpeg  Slide 22 http://www.palmettoscoop.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/predator.jpg  Slide 23 http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2285/1594411528_1512b1aad5.jpg  Slide 24 http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/5210373/ChildPredatorOnline-main_Full.jpg  Slide 26 http://images.clipartof.com/small/20453-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Cyber-Humanoid-Being- With-Pale-Blue-Skin-In-Profile-Leaning-Against-A-Webcam-Lense-And-Looking-At-The-Viewer-With- Its-Eye.jpg