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  • 1. What You Need to Know About Internet Safety And then some…… Ellen Robertson HHH Instructional Computing
  • 2. Internet Safety
    • Internet Overview
    • How Students Use the Internet
    • Things Staff/Parents Should Know
    • Providing a “Safer” Environment
    • “ HOT” topics
    • Resources
  • 3. Internet is Global
    • The Internet is a global network of networks
    • No single country can set the rules
    • Community standards vary by community
    • It relies on self regulation
  • 4. Benefits of the Internet
    • Instant Communications
      • e-mail, chat, school, club and company web sites
    • News and Reference
      • every major newspaper now online
      • encyclopedias
      • curriculum
    • Entertainment
      • movie guides, music, online videos and much more
    • Commerce
      • Shop, find plane schedules and travel bargains, sell via the net
  • 5. Most People Have Good Experiences
    • Most people do not run into serious problems
    • There are far more great sites than sites that are inappropriate
    • There are ways to minimize risk and maximize benefits
    • You are at a far greater risk in the “off-line” world than you are online
  • 6. A Computer is Not a Baby Sitter
    • There are some risks
    • Parents and educators must work with children/students
    • Guide students and learn from them
  • 7. How students use the Internet
    • Communication with others via
      • E-mail
      • Chat, video Chat
      • Instant messaging
      • Web pages
      • Blogs; social networking
      • Podcasts, vodcasts
    • Using
      • Words, pictures,
      • sound, video
    • Entertainment
      • Music
      • Games
      • Online tickets
    • Shopping
    • Research
  • 8. When You’re Online You’re in Public Not believing THIS is where danger lies! View this scenario
  • 9. Can You Find the Safety Errors in This MySpace Profile? http://www.komando.com/myspace/
  • 10. There are some risks
    • Exposure to inappropriate material
    • Physical harm or child missing
    • Harassment
    • Cyberbullying
    • Identity theft
    • Spam
  • 11. What Staff and Parents Can Do
  • 12. Set reasonable rules and guidelines
      • Discuss these rules and post them near the computer as a reminder
      • Remember to monitor compliance with these rules, especially when it comes to the amount of time your children spend on the computer
  • 13. How Adults Can Reduce Risks
    • Elementary students should not use email
    • Make sure older children only exchange e-mail with people they/you know
    • Monitor general behavior and attitude
    • Post a copy of computer use rules next to home computer---see the ProtecTeens handout or use something like the following….
  • 14. Student Rules for Online Safety
      • 1. I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents' work address/telephone number or the name and location of my school without my parents' permission.
      • 2. I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.
      • 3. I will never agree to get together with someone I "meet" online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my mother or father along.
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      • 4. I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.
      • 5. I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. If I do I will tell my parents right away so that they can contact the online service.
      • 6. I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online, and appropriate areas for me to visit.
  • 16. Guidelines for Staff/Parents (1)
    • Teach children to never give out identifying information in public message
      • In a chat room
      • Using Instant Messenger
      • Blogging
    • Identifying information includes:
      • home address, school name, telephone, or photos
  • 17. Guidelines for Staff/Parents (2)
    • Get to know the Internet and any services students use
      • Ask students what they do online
      • Become familiar with all the things that you can do online
  • 18. Guidelines for Staff/Parents (3)
    • Place the computer in a family room or other “public” part of the house. NOT in a child’s bedroom.
      • Be involved with your child’s use of the Internet.
        • Surf together
        • Reinforce good habits
        • Have your child teach you!
  • 19. Guidelines for Staff/Parents (4)
    • Never allow a child to arrange a face-to-face meeting with another computer user without parental permission.
    • Encourage children to tell you if they encounter such messages.
      • Help them understand that it is not their fault
      • Don’t overreact or punish your child for confiding in you
  • 20. Guidelines for Staff/Parents (5)
    • Teach children to never respond to messages or bulletin board items that are suggestive, obscene, belligerent, threatening, or make you feel uncomfortable.
    • Have an Internet Use Agreement with your child
  • 21.
    • HHH website
      • Our District For Families Internet Safety
      • http://www. halfhollowhills .k12. ny .us/page. cfm ? p=1353
    • HHH Community Library
      • http: //hhhl . suffolk .lib. ny .us/
    • Pew Internet and American Life Project
      • Teens and Technology
    • HHH Staff PSA’s
    Resources for Safe Surfing (log on and look around!)
  • 22. More resources
    • Internet Tools for Families
      • How to filter, monitor children’s activity, block posting of personal informaiton
      • http://kids.getnetwise.org/tools/
      • Optonline: log in, go to “Essentials” then “Parent Controls”
    • Librarian’s Guide to Cyberspace
      • http://www.ala. org/ala/alsc/greatwebsites/greatsitesbrochure . pdf
  • 23. Internet Sites for Children
    • HHH School Library Sites
    • HHH Community Library Site
  • 24. Report Illegal Material
    • Child pornography or any other illegal activities directed at children should be reported to the CyberTipline at www.missingkids.com/cybertip.
  • 25. Ways to monitor activity
    • Look over their shoulder!
    • Search browser history
    • Look at “cookies”
      • Dropping “cookies”
  • 26. Parental Controls
    • No “one size fits all” way of using software to ensure safety
    • No parental control feature is foolproof
    • Active supervision is a must even if software controls are in place
  • 27. Parental controls cont’d
    • Control access via operating system http://www. microsoft . com/athome/security/default . mspx
    • Control access via your browser IE Content Advisor (http://support. microsoft .com/kb/310401)
    • Control access via your ISP
  • 28. Parental controls cont’d
    • Software
        • SurfPass www.cogilab.com/us/homeedition
        • IamBigBrother www.iambigbrother.com
        • CyberPatrol www.cyberpatrol.com
        • NetNanny www.netnanny.com
        • CyberSitter www.cybersitter.com
        • NetIntelligence www.netintelligence.com
        • UltaView Plus www.awarenesstech.com
        • Top 10 snoopy software: http://internet-filter-review. toptenreviews . com/cyberpatrol-software .html
  • 29. What We Are Doing in HHH
  • 30. Internet Safety and Staff
    • Educating teachers and administrators
    • Working with teachers to prepare age appropriate lesson plans
  • 31. Internet Safety and Students
    • Elementary Level
      • Internet Safety lessons given by librarians as part of Character Education program
    • Middle School Level
      • Upcoming advisories devoted to Internet Safety
    • High School Level
      • Devoting class periods to Internet Safety lessons
  • 32. Hot Topics In Internet Safety
    • Blogging/Social Networking
    • Chat/video chat
    • File sharing
    • Gaming
    • Cyberbullying
    • Consumer fraud
    • Identity theft
    • Email safety
  • 33. Hot Topics In Internet Safety: Information to keep you informed…
  • 34. Blogging/Social Networking MySpace.com
    • What is it?
    • What it looks like
    • Why kids like it:
      • The new corner candy store/mall
      • Consider it a private space from adults
      • Find friends
      • See and be seen
  • 35. Why students join MySpace?*
    • Have fun
    • Share photos
    • Share journal entries
    • Make new friends
    *From the MySpace.com website
  • 36. From their website:
    • “ Use MySpace to meet new friends, meet a new person and perhaps spark love interest, inform your circle of friends with info on current events, or start an organization or group with people that share the same ideas as yourself. The possibilities are endless and MySpace is a great tool to have.”
  • 37. Blogs
    • Personal journals posted on the Internet
    • Entries posted in reverse chronological order
    • Each entry contains area of comments from readers
    • Blogging is social event (gets attention while hiding behind computer)
  • 38. Teens and Blogs
    • Pros
      • Nurtures social skills
      • Fills need for self expression
      • Builds writing skills
    • Cons
      • Online sexual predator gleans info to create profile of the author
      • Anonymity can give rise to cyberbullying and slander
  • 39. Some statistics
    • About one in five online teens between the ages of 12 and 17 [about 4 million people] has created a blog
    • A slightly higher number report having a personal Web page
      • A trend fueled by the availability of free, easy-to-use services like Facebook and MySpace
    Pew Internet and American Life Project
  • 40. How MySpace works
    • Create a profile
    • Invite your friends
    • View your friends' profiles... and their friends' profiles
    • Browse and search other profiles
    • Contact your friends or make new friends
  • 41. Concerns -- many students are:
    • Revealing personal info that can identify them
    • Pouring their hearts out
    • Posting provocative pictures
    • Discussing real or imagined sex lives
    • Berating and threatening one another
    • Recounting drinking and drug use
  • 42. A never ending battle??
    • Should Schools filter out such sites?
    • How to get past filters! http://www.kbcafe.com/iBLOGthere4iM/?guid=20060104123727
  • 43. Chat/video chat
    • How it looks http://www.apple. com/macosx/features/ichat .html
    • A good use -- teacher and 5ths Disease
    • Not so good-- Oprah expose
  • 44. File sharing
    • Peer to peer sharing of files, presentations, music
    • What it looks like (Limewire)
    • Is it Legal?
    • Safety issues:
      • Viruses
      • Fines/jail
  • 45. Gaming
    • What it looks like
    • Unlimited players from around world
    • Gamers can “speak” to strangers online through voice chat
    • Possibility of lewd online behavior
    • What can you do to insure safety?
  • 46. Cyberbullying
    • Email, IM, message board, chat, cell phone, blog--- high tech ways to threaten and intimidate
    • intended to embarrass, harass, or terrify
    • Cyberbully types
  • 47. Cyberbullying Tips 4 Your Kids
    • Tell a trusted adult about the bullying, and keep telling until you find someone who takes action.
    • Don't open or read messages from cyber bullies.
    • Tell a teacher or administrator at your school if it is school related.
  • 48. .
    • Don't erase the messages~they may be needed to take action
    • Protect yourself: Never agree to meet face to face with anyone you meet online.
    • If bullied through chat or instant messaging, the "bully" can often be blocked.
    • If you are threatened with harm, inform the local police.
    Cyberbullying Tips 4 Your Kids
  • 49. Internet Consumer Fraud
    • Stories you’ve heard
    • Some practical advice (risks)
  • 50. Identity Theft
    • Tips to prevent
    • Internet banking tips
    • Only use encrypted sites!
    • Choose passwords wisely!
    • Credit/debit card theft
    • Beware of pharming and pfishing
  • 51. Email safety
    • Change your password often
    • Don't share your password
    • Never open attachments from unknown sources
    • Always use a secure network
    • Don't reply to unsolicited messages ("spam")
    • You can stop most SPAM getnetwise.org
    • Isn’t spamming illegal ?
  • 52. More Resources
    • SafeKids.Com (www.safekids.com
    • SafeTeens .Com (www.safeteens.com)
    • America Links Up (www.americalinksup.com)
    This is a partial listing. You’ll find more at the SafeKids.Com “ other sites ” link
  • 53. All Resources on HHH
    • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (www.missingkids.com)
    • CyberTipLine (www.missingkids.com/cybertip/)
    • FBI (www.fbi.gov/kids/kids.htm) nts/
    • CyberAngels (www.cyberangels.org)
  • 54. To Summarize: THE Top 10 Internet Safety Tips And Not just for kids!
  • 55. When online, ALWAYS provide an alias or nickname that does not reveal anything about you.
  • 56. NEVER give out your photo, name, phone number, home address or e-mail address, the location of your school, parents’ address and phone number at work or their credit card number.
  • 57. ALWAYS respect others’ privacy and feelings.
  • 58. NEVER open e-mails, files, links, images or games from people you do not know or do not trust.
  • 59. ALWAYS be wary of those who want desperately to be your friends, especially if they try to turn you against parents or real friends.
  • 60. NEVER agree to meet someone you met on the Internet without talking about it to a responsible adult who will come with you, if you decide to go.
  • 61. ALWAYS avoid situations that make you feel uncomfortable, such as intimidation or harassment. Tell a responsible adult immediately.
  • 62. NEVER use language in chat rooms that you would not use in public.
  • 63. ALWAYS choose a password that is hard to guess, but easy for you to remember.
  • 64. NEVER give out personal information about yourself or anyone else in a chat room.
  • 65. ALWAYS be extremely careful on-line.
  • 66. Safety Rules for Specific Ages
    • Ages 9 - 12
    • Ages 13 - 17
    • The rest of us!