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  • We will go till 4:50 and save time for questionsFeel free to ask questions along the way but may defer it too much
  • I am going to be talking out of both sides of my mouth and you may not like what I have to say.
  • Teens need to be Internet savvy to survive in today’s culture
  • Understand things like cyberbulling and sextingI can’t cover everything in an hour
  • Ask questions: Trusted AdvisorThe lack of ability to put cause with effect…the need to listenGround Rules: It is NOT ok to clear history
  • You can’t teach or monitor what you don’t understandAsk your kids to teach youConsider avoiding laptops…save itfor collegeCheck friends listsCheck profile informationCheck photosCheck privacy settings

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  • Internet andFacebookSafety
  • My Background
    Experienced computer user for 20+ years
    Bachelors: Management Information Systems
    Computer Systems Engineer for 14 years
    Volunteer youth worker for 10+ years
    Long time Christian
  • Safety Steps
    Communicate
    Learn
    Be Involved
  • Learn
    The good outweighs the bad
  • Sites to Help
    OnguardOnline.gov
    WiredSafety.org
    Commonsense.com
    Ncmec.org
    TRUSTe.org
    ConnectSafely.org
    NetSmartz.org
    WebWiseKids.org
  • IM Concerns
    If teens aren’t careful during the sign-up process, they can reveal more than they should.
    Easily accessible profiles can allow others to easily contact them.
    Some IM programs offer users the option of joining in chats with strangers
    The reach of IM can encourage gossiping and bullying
  • The 411…no need 2 LOL
    http://netling.com
    http://noslang.com
    http://acronymfinder.com
  • Computer Monitor Software
    Different age level settings
    Filtering and Blocking (incoming & outgoing)
    Time Restrictions
    Activity Logging
    http://monitoring-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
  • Communicate
    Install a sense of caution, not a sense of fear
    Ask questions, offer thoughts
    Ask about their definition of privacy
    Understand their needs
    Agree on ground rules; set reasonable expectations
    Listen more!
  • Age Standards
    Under 8: No need for IM or Facebook. In fact, limit computer time.
    8-10: Pre-approved friends for IM only. No Facebook
    11-12: Give a little more privacy but still IM only with pre-approved
    13-15: Allow IM and Facebook but maintain periodic checks
    16: You are done: Have they earned trust, give more freedom. If not, lock it down. All bets are off.
  • Be Involved
    All computer should be used out in the open
    Parents need to be proficient
    You can’t teach or monitor what you don’t understand
    Watch your child’s behavior towards others as well
    Watch out for “hidden” accounts
    Do periodic reviews
  • Demo
    Facebook
  • Account Safety
    Make sure Profiles don’t have too much personal information
    You should know ALL account names and passwords
    Screen names or other names should not reveal age
    Teach how to set strong passwords
  • Questions?