E safety Parental Presentation


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Did you know that in 2013, 93% of all 5-15 year olds were using the internet? That 35% of children aged 5-15 years old have an active social networking site profile and 11% of 9-16 year olds have encountered sexual images on the internet? Could this be one of your children?

Children believe that because they are in their own homes, they are safe and secure. They believe that what they type into their computer will not lead to any consequences. Unfortunately this is a myth and children of all ages have got into all sorts of trouble.

On the other hand, children have also been using the internet to start incredible online businesses, share their knowledge, write books and elegant code, connect with like-minded individuals, learn from prestigious universities online & enhance their growth and productivity.

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E safety Parental Presentation

  1. 1. Internet Safety James Abela & David Ogden http://goo.gl/uce8i7
  2. 2. Contents James Abela (Head of ICT) • The current crop of social networks & online games • Tools to help your child stay safe online • Spotting the signs of online bullying & grooming David Ogden (Secondary Counsellor) • Current research on children and internet use • Impact of social media on a child’s development Discussion • Setting realistic (and workable) restrictions on internet use
  3. 3. What is the Social Network? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  4. 4. New Social Websites Old Current Growing
  5. 5. Tools to help your child stay safe online “Kids are in the skate park and nobody’s watching”
  6. 6. Sharing Personal Information
  7. 7. Parental Controls
  8. 8. Parental Controls Windows 8 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/family-safety •know which websites your kids have visited •which apps and games they've used. •block or allow specific websites or other content •limit the amount of time they can spend on the PC (Much more sophisticated than other Tablets)
  9. 9. Parental Controls on a Mac Mac OS http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2900
  10. 10. Parental Controls iOS iOS Guided Access • For younger children • Locks iPhone or iPad to a single app • Great for encouraging use of educational apps • Stops accidental dialing etc http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5509 iOS Parental Controls http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4213
  11. 11. Android Only latest version of Android have Parental Controls http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/google- android/3461359/parental-control-on- android/ Apps are available for older versions: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures- story/596-best-android-parental-control- apps.html
  12. 12. Check your children’s profile Try a simple Google Search: •Name •Name and school •Name and city or location •Name and friend’s name
  13. 13. Spotting The Signs
  14. 14. Most bullying is both online and offline. Grooming (or kidnapping) starts online as a way to gain access to the pupil
  15. 15. Emotional •Becomes withdrawn or shy •Shows signs of depression •Is extremely moody or agitated •Is anxious or overly stressed out •Shows signs of aggressive behavior
  16. 16. Social & Behavioural •Suddenly stops using the computer •Changes eating or sleeping habits (e.g., nightmares) •No longer wants to participate in activities once enjoyed •Hurts self, attempts or threatens suicide •Suddenly changes friends
  17. 17. Academic •Doesn’t want to go to school •Gets into trouble at school •Skips school •Loses interest in school •Drops in grades
  18. 18. Signs that they maybe up to no good… •Stops using the computer or turns off the screen when someone comes near •Appears nervous or jumpy when using the computer or cell phone •Is secretive about what they are doing on the computer •Spends excessive amounts of time on the computer •Becomes upset or angry when computer or cell phone privileges are limited or taken away
  19. 19. Being Bullied off-line •Retreats into an online world •Does not want to go to School •Avoids certain places •Playing lots of games •Lots of coding / programming •Accidents / cuts & bruises “I was bullied and beaten every day. Programming saved my life” Daniel Tomlinson
  20. 20. Further Advice • CEOP provides up to date advice on staying safe online https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/Parentsold/ • Stay Safe Online http://www.staysafeonline.org/ • Wikipedia holds a good list of Social Networks http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites • Connect Safely http://www.connectsafely.org/ Talk to your class teacher or form teacher
  21. 21. What Boundaries would you set?
  22. 22. Why I wouldn’t ban web access •Communicate with friends and family far away •Contribute to online communities •Build online portfolios for future careers •Participate in courses from world leading universities •Nearly all jobs in the future will require Internet skills •Less people have Internet related deaths than fall down the stairs
  23. 23. Would you? 1. Keep internet enabled devices in the sitting room? 2. Disable home WIFI when not in use? 3. Setup parental controls on a home network? 4. Allow your children onto Facebook or social networking sites? 5. Allow online games at home? 6. Allow children to chat on Skype, Line or Whatsapp? 7. Allow children to have a mobile phone? 8. Restrict Screen time? 9. Take a copy of all your children’s passwords?