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Internet Safety PowerPoint gives 5 points for keeping students safe online at home or school with details of software to help.

Internet Safety PowerPoint gives 5 points for keeping students safe online at home or school with details of software to help.

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  • Battle for our Minds on the Internet Are we equipping our kids? “ For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12
  • The Internet & The Church
    • 20% of people look online to find a Church to attend
    • 64% of wired Americans use the Internet to find Spiritual information.
    • Google Zeitgeist has stated that the #1 Google search question for 2007 was
    • “ Who is God?”
    • Internet Safety is required by Virginia Law to teach in K-12 grade. Be prepared as a classroom teacher to incorporate internet safety into your curriculum.
    • “ Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” -Proverbs 22:6
  • Internet and the Church
    • 83% of Church members say email has helped with communication and spiritual direction
    • 81% get information about a Church service from a website
    • Free Bible translation websites, sermons online, animated Bible games, free religious podcasts, daily devotions, projecting Worship Songs in Church and millions of free Bible resources for helping us better understand the Bible, our lives and God.
  • Technology has benefited Christianity
    • Here are just a few examples:
    • Jesus Film in over 100 languages on http://www.jesusfilm.org More than 200 million people have accepted Christ as a result.
    • Click on http://www.thehungersite.com/ and you donate 1 cup of food for FREE because the paid advertisers pay for it.
    • Search the Bible easily for verses or commentaries at
    • http://www.biblegateway.com/
  • Downsides of Internet
    • Cyberbullying
    • Phishing (Stealing of your credit card and bank information)
    • Illegal music and movies downloaded
    • Pornography
    • Posting pictures and information online on My Space, Facebook or websites cost people their job
  • Cyberbullying
    • 1/3 of kids online are cyberbullied. Kids feel like they can say anything online with no consequences.
    • Anything posted online is permanent. Any chat, email, and website can be recovered so BE AWARE!
    • If you’re bullied, tell an adult right away
    • 100,000 students drop out of schools due to bullying every year
    • Consequences of bullying
      • Arrested, Kicked out of school, No job as a result of words posted years ago on web, and Loss of friends
  • Click here to watch a 6 min. Cyberbullying Movie Clip at http://www.digizen.org/cyberbullying/fullfilm.aspx
  • 8th Commandment- Don’t Steal!
    • If a song or movie can be bought in a store, than downloading it for FREE is illegal.
    • Limewire, BitTorrent, BearShare, KaZaa, Morpheus and other file sharing software are almost 100% illegal because people download songs and movies without paying for them.
    • Penalties if caught are 5 years in prison and $2500 in fines.
    • As of July 2006, 20,000 people sued for illegal downloading
  • Guidelines
    • It is legal to borrow a CD or movie to listen to or watch
    • However, you can’t make a copy for yourself. You didn’t pay for it!
    • You can make a burned CD/DVD of your favorite songs and movie clips as long as you use your own CDs and Movies.
  • How can I get my Music or Movies?
    • There are several websites that you can use to get your movies or music:
    • Itunes.com has songs for 99 cents Amazon.com & Walmart.com has songs for 89 cents
    • http://www.cinemanow.com/ rent a movie from 49 cents to $3.99
    • Itunes also sells TV shows and movies
  • Internet Predators & Pornography
    • Pornography is the #1 best money making business on the Internet. It is a $4-$10 billion dollar industry.
    • As a result, the company is sneaky about targeting kids. Here are some of the techniques they use:
      • 1. The Pornography companies target kids by putting provocative ads on gaming websites
      • 2. They install spyware and Adware that you get when you go to gaming or Free ad-supported websites. The spyware then begins to put ads on your computer screen which can have porn.
      • 3. When a company stops paying for a website, the Porn Industry will buy that website hoping you had a link to it or visit it by mistake. This happened to one teacher who had a good writing website for 4th grade.
      • 4. Some other tactics are changing the home page or installing sex software on your computer without your permission or knowledge.
  • Internet Predators & Pornography
    • 70% of sexual advances occur on the Web
    • 1 in 4 kids between 10-17 have been propositioned for cybersex
    • 21% of kids say they have looked at things they wouldn’t want their parents to know
    • 11 is the average age that users first view porn on the web.
    • Every web page you visit can be tracked to YOU!
  • Protecting kids Online
    • 22% of kids are lured in by Internet Predators
    • As you watch the next movie clips, think about what your responsibility to EDUCATE your kids on Internet Safety !
  • Click here to watch movie, “Clare Thought She Knew at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VCTN26umVA&mode=related&search=
  • Protecting your Computer
    • You need to protect your computer from Pornography, spyware, and viruses. Virus protection stops viruses from ruining your computer. This is a MUST!
      • Buy Norton Internet Security for High Speed Internet like DSL and Cable every year for $50
      • Buy Norton Antivirus for Dialup Internet every year for $30
      • An alternative is to use the free AVG Free antivirus
      • You are NOT protected if you don’t pay yearly!
  • Spyware Protection
        • Spyware or Malware has become as bad as viruses. T he #1 way to speed up 90% of the Windows computers is to remove the spyware.
        • Most people get Malware because they downloaded free software, games, or went to gaming websites. Although you can get it from just surfing the Internet too. Free comes with a cost!
        • Porn websites are known for installing lots of Spyware that can cause popup windows on your computer even if you aren’t on the web!
        • Spyware Paid Options:
          • A. Spyware Doctor-is the best spyware protection. It costs $30/year. It can be bought at Circuit City or from http://www.pctools.com
          • B. Webroot Spy Sweeper-is also the best spyware protection. It costs $30/year. It can be bought at Circuit City or from http://www.webroot.com/
          • Spyware Free Options:
          • Spybot Search and Destroy is a free option. This one has an immunize (protection feature) but you have to click on immunize 3-4 times before you are protected. This should be run once a month! It can be downloaded from http://www.download.com/3000-8022_4-10743107.html
          • Adware 2007 is another free option that is good to run.
    Spyware Protection
  • 5 Steps to Internet Safety
    • Set Guidelines for your child
    • Monitor your child’s Internet
    • Discuss Social Websites like MySpace and Facebook
    • Never post personal information
    • Talk to your kids
    • 1.Talk to your child and set clear guidelines for Internet use.
      • Chat and email only with friends
      • Discuss what websites, times allowed on computer and computer in public place
      • Only post information and pictures you don’t mind anyone including your parents seeing
      • Never share personal information such as your age, address or phone number online
      • Never email bank or credit card information or send that information through a chat
      • Realize that everything that is posted online is permanent . Even if you delete the web page it is NEVER deleted-it can still be viewed online through services such as www.archive.org
    #1 Communicate with your child
  • 2. Monitor your child’s Internet
    • 90% of children 8 to16 have viewed pornography on the Internet , in most cases unintentionally. On average, every person is sent 4 porn emails a day
    • Place the computer in a public place where the screen is visible. Computers in their rooms are dangerous if you can’t view them!
    • Use software to keep your child safe . This is not meant to be for snopping but for using for teaching moments.
    Click on 5 Tips in 5 Minutes video clip . Parent Safety information videos from ikeepsafe.org
  • Suggestions for Software to prevent bad websites
    • Best Paid Options:
    • NetNanny acquired by ContentWatch is the best home filter. See http://www.netnanny.com/ for more information.$40/year for Windows only. This is what I would recommend to parents.
    • CyberSitter & CyberPatrol - are the second best for paid home filters for $40/year for Windows only computers.
    • Safe Eyes - $50/year works on Macs and Windows computers
  • Free Filter Software
    • Best Free Options:
    • K9 Blue Coat filter software - Free, works only on Windows computers and has excellent reviews
  • #3 My Space & Facebook
    • Check and see if your child belongs to a social forum such as MySpace.com or Facebook.com
      • Never post personal information on it such as your address, phone etc.
      • Limit who can see your web page. Only allow your friends
      • Post only appropriate pictures and information . I know of one person who lost a job offer just because of a provocative picture posted on My Space years ago.
      • http://albumoftheday.com/facebook/ Scary 5 min. Slideshow on Facebook
  • #4 Personal Information
    • Have your students use a pretend name on the Web. This protects your identity online
    • Never share personal information such as:
    • Address
    • Phone Number
    • Social Security
    • Age
    • Talk about posting photos online . Make sure only friends can see your photos or they are password protected. There have been cases of students pictures had been modified by predators online to be sexual.
    • Predators can use personal information posted online
    • and track you down in 30 minutes or less!
  • #5 Talk to your kids
    • Talk to your kids about whom they chat with, websites they visit, and general computer experience.
    • Remind them to tell you about pictures, emails, or chats that make you feel uncomfortable.
      • Delete bad emails. You can prevent most sexy emails by limiting who can email you .
      • Forward junk emails to [email_address] It is illegal to send SPAM in Virginia.
      • Don’t invite or respond to people in chats or chat rooms that are strangers or that make you uncomfortable.
  • Internet Safety Tips
    • The email and IM username should not be your child’s name or have personal information
    • Passwords should be letters and numbers at least 8 characters
    • Don’t sign up or register for free or prize websites. Most of these websites just want your personal information and email so they can send you JUNK emails
    • Create 2 email accounts. 1 for friends and family and 1 for when you sign up for websites and software. This is your junk mail email.
  • Final Thoughts
    • “ Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is ム h is good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
    • God has given us beautiful body, minds, and souls. Let continue to keep it beautiful in spite of our corrupt world. Let us instruct others in how to use technology wisely.