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Internet Safety

  1. 2. Ms Naheelah Irving Technology Coordinator [email_address]
  2. 3. BENEFITS <ul><li>The Internet plays important roles in: </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul>
  3. 4. Connects students globally and provides a wealth of information to those who seek it.
  4. 5. DANGERS <ul><li>The Internet can also pose serious dangers for children including: </li></ul><ul><li>Online Predators </li></ul><ul><li>Pornography </li></ul><ul><li>Identity Theft </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate Content (Drugs and alcohol, hate sites, violence) </li></ul><ul><li>Hacking </li></ul>
  5. 6. 6 - SAFETY STEPS <ul><li>Educate yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Know what they’re doing </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Placement </li></ul><ul><li>Install an Internet filter </li></ul><ul><li>Publish a family pledge </li></ul><ul><li>Lead by example </li></ul>
  6. 7. Educate Yourself <ul><li>Surf the net </li></ul><ul><li>Take an Internet course </li></ul><ul><li>Join some sites </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a friend for help </li></ul>
  7. 8. Educate Yourself <ul><li>www.netsmartz.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.wiredsafety.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.playitcybersafe.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.cybersmart.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.cybertipline.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.getnetwise.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.ikeepsafe.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.safekids.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wiredkids.org </li></ul>
  8. 9. Be “In the Know” <ul><li>Review browsing history (CTRL + Shift + H) </li></ul><ul><li>Check recent documents and downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Surf the Internet together </li></ul><ul><li>Change your home page </li></ul>
  9. 10. Computer Placement <ul><li>Never allow computers in the bedroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the computer is placed in an open area where the monitor is visible to all. </li></ul><ul><li>Young children should not be allowed to have laptop with uncontrolled Internet access. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Install an Internet Filter <ul><li>Internet/Content Filters prevents your child from viewing inappropriate sites. </li></ul><ul><li>You set parental controls and manage which sites are ok to visit and which are not ok to visit. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow you to see which sites are being visited and can not be erased. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Free Internet Filters <ul><li>K9webprotection </li></ul><ul><li>PGSurfer </li></ul><ul><li>OpenDNS </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Families </li></ul><ul><li>File Sharing Sentinel </li></ul><ul><li>Kid Friendly Web Browsers </li></ul><ul><li>Kidrocket </li></ul><ul><li>BuddyBrowser </li></ul><ul><li>Kidzui </li></ul>
  12. 13. Publish Family Pledge/ Acceptable Use Policy <ul><li>Create a family Internet pledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Review it with your child. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone sign it. </li></ul><ul><li>Post it by the computer. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Example: Internet Safety Pledge K-2 <ul><li>I will turn off my computer monitor right away and tell a trusted adult if anything makes me feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused. </li></ul><ul><li>I will tell my parents or guardian if anyone online asks me my name, my address, my telephone number, or the name and location of my school. </li></ul><ul><li>I will tell my parents or guardian if anyone online asks to meet me in person. </li></ul><ul><li>I will not use rude or mean language on the Internet. </li></ul>http:// www.netsmartz.org/resources/pledge.htm
  14. 15. Lead by Example <ul><li>Remember you are your child’s first teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Model acceptable online behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>Your children are watching you! </li></ul>
  15. 16. Overlooked Dangers <ul><li>Misleading URL’s </li></ul><ul><li>Chatroom Bots </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber Bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Sexting </li></ul><ul><li>Spam </li></ul>
  16. 17. Misleading URL’s <ul><li>Misleading URL’s are websites that are intentionally misspelled to lead you to a site which contains inappropriate content. </li></ul><ul><li>This is illegal and should be reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) at </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cybertipline.com/ or </li></ul><ul><li>1-800-THE LOST (1-800-843-5678) </li></ul>
  17. 18. Some Examples <ul><li>www.martinlutherking.org </li></ul><ul><li>A hate site </li></ul><ul><li>www.jessejackson.com </li></ul><ul><li>A pornography site </li></ul>
  18. 19. Chat Room Bots <ul><li>Chat room Bots are robots set up in chat rooms to get others to click on links which takes you to pornographic site </li></ul><ul><li>Only visit chat rooms for kids. </li></ul><ul><li>Never click on those links </li></ul><ul><li>Close out of the program </li></ul><ul><li>Tell an adult </li></ul>
  19. 20. Cyber Bullying <ul><li>Cyberbullying involves the use of information and technology such as e-mail, instant messaging, the publishing of defamatory personal web sites, and online personal polling web sites that are used to support conscious, willful, deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by one or more people with the intent to harm others. </li></ul>
  20. 21. Cyber Bullying <ul><li>Block or ban individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>Delete current account and create a new one. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not respond to rude or harassing emails. Keep a record of them just in case. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact your ISP if necessary. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Sexting <ul><li>Sexting is the sending of sexual messages and/or the posting of nude or partially nude images of minors. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to children early about how quickly and far digital information and images can travel. </li></ul>
  22. 23. Spam <ul><li>Spam refers to unsolicited junk or mass e-mailing. </li></ul><ul><li>Most Internet spam can be categorized under marketing pitches, pornography, and scams and hoaxes. </li></ul><ul><li>Spam can also spread viruses which can ruin your computer. </li></ul>
  23. 24. Personal Vs. Private Information <ul><li>Full Name (first,last) </li></ul><ul><li>Street address </li></ul><ul><li>Name and address of school </li></ul><ul><li>Phone numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Passwords </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail address </li></ul><ul><li>Social Security number </li></ul><ul><li>Credit card numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Parent’s work place </li></ul><ul><li>Mother’s maiden name </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Your age </li></ul><ul><li>Your gender </li></ul><ul><li>How many siblings you have </li></ul><ul><li>Your favorite musician </li></ul><ul><li>Your pet’s name </li></ul><ul><li>Your opinion or advice about an issue </li></ul>
  24. 25. Get Started Now <ul><li>Don’t wait! </li></ul><ul><li>Start protecting your child. </li></ul><ul><li>You could be saving their life. </li></ul>

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