Internet safety for parentsPresentation Transcript
Internet Safety for Parents: What They Need to Know November 19 th , 2010 Karen Brooks Ulster BOCES http://www.karenbrooksucboces.blogspot.com
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Internet Safety Laws http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/net_safety.html
A federal law, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), was created to help protect kids online. It's designed to keep anyone from obtaining a child's personal information without a parent knowing about it and agreeing to it first.
COPPA requires websites to explain their privacy policies on the site and get parental consent before collecting or using a child's personal information, such as a name, address, phone number, or Social Security number. The law also prohibits a site from requiring a child to provide more personal information than necessary to play a game or participate in a contest.
But even with this law, your kids' best online protection is you. By talking to them about potential online dangers and monitoring their computer use, you'll help them surf the Internet safely.
The Internet has changed our world in a very small amount of time.
This site allows you to locate registered child molesters and violent sex crime felons and their locations to your home, neighborhoods and school.
The sad facts about sex offenses and those that perpetrate them.
1 of 5 girls will be sexually molested before her 18th birthday.
1 of 6 boys will be sexually molested before his 18th birthday.
1 of 5 children have been propositioned for sex over the Internet.
2 of 3 sexual abuses are perpetrated against teenagers or younger children.
90% of sexual assaults are committed against someone the perpetrator knows.
The median age for female molestation victims under 18 is 9.8 years old.
The median age for male molestation victims under 18 is 9.6 years old.
There are new 400,000 victims of sexual assault every year.
There are over 550,000 registered sex offenders in the US.
There are over 100,000 sex offenders that fail to register in the US.
76% of serial rapists claim they were molested as children.
Over 40% of male juvenile delinquents were molested as children.
Predator Video from iSafe 6:15
Understanding the Language
Common Text Language
Common Text Language
143: I love you
BRB: be right back
BTW: by the way
EMA: what is your email address
F2f: face to face
IDK: I don’t know
IMO: in my opinion
IRL: in real life
ISS: I said so
JK: just kidding
KIT: keep in touch
LDR: long distance relationship
LMIRL: let’s meet in real life
LSV: language, sex and violence
M/F: male or female
N/P: no problem
NTK: nice to know
OTP: on the phone
9: parent in room
99: parent gone
P911: my parents are coming
PA: parent alert
PAL: parents are listening
PANB: parents are nearby
PAW: parents are watching
PDA: public display of affection
PIR: parent in room
POS: parent over shoulder
S2R: send to receive
TTYL: talk to you later
TY: thank you
WTGP: want to go private?
Text Messaging Dictionary http://www.techdictionary.com/chat.html
Keeping Up With Trends http://www.allmyfaves.com/
Common Situations http://ncmec.vo.llnwd.net/o15/downloads/print/56friend1.pdf
Protecting Your Child & Their Digital Footprint
What is your Digital Footprint? http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2008/03/study-amount-of-digital-info-global-storage-capacity.ars A byte is equal to 8 bits . Large amounts of memory are indicated in terms of kilobytes (1,024 bytes ), megabytes (1,048,576 bytes), and gigabytes (1,073,741,824 bytes).
2010 Most Popular Social Networks http://blog.compete.com/2009/02/09/facebook-myspace-twitter-social-network/
Facebook with 133,623,529 unique visits.
MySpace with 50,615,444 unique visits.
Twitter with 23,573,178 unique visits.
Linkedin with 15,475,890 unique visits.
Classmates with 14,613,381 unique visits.
MyLife with 8,736,352 unique visits.
Ning with 6,120,667 unique visits.
LiveJournal with 3,834,155 unique visits.
Tagged with 3,800,325 unique visits.
Last.fm with 3,473,978 unique visits.
Social Networking Help Your Kids Socialize Safely Online Tips for using these sites safely:
In some circumstances, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and Rule require social networking sites to get parental consent before they collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under age 13.
Keep the computer in an open area , like the kitchen or family room, so you can keep an eye on where your kids are online and what they're doing.
Use the Internet with your kids. Be open to learning about the technology so you can keep up with them.
Talk to your kids about their online habits. If they use social networking sites, tell them why it's important to keep information like their name, Social Security number, address, phone number, and family financial information — like bank or credit card account numbers — to themselves. Remind them that they should not share that information about other people in the family or about their friends, either.
Your children should be cautious about sharing other information too, like the name of their school, sports teams, clubs, where they work or hang out, or any other information that could be used to identify them or locate them offline.
Make sure your kids' screen names don't say too much about them. Explain why it's inappropriate — even dangerous — to use their full name, age, or hometown. Even if your kids think their screen name makes them anonymous, it doesn't take a genius to combine clues to figure out who your kids are and where they can be found.
Use privacy settings to restrict who can access and post on your child's website. You may approve of their friends from school, clubs, teams, community groups, or your family being able to view your kids' website, but not strangers from a neighboring town or school.
Your kids should post only information that you — and they — are comfortable with others seeing — and knowing. Many people can see their page, including their teachers, the police, a college admissions officer, or a potential employer.
Remind your kids that once they post information online, they can't take it back. Even if they delete the information from a site, older versions exist on other people's computers.
W arn your kids about the dangers of flirting with strangers online. Because some people lie online about who they really are, no one ever really knows who they're dealing with.
Tell your children to trust their gut if they have suspicions. If they feel threatened by someone or uncomfortable because of something online, they need to tell you and then report it to the police and the social networking site. You could end up preventing someone else from becoming a victim.
If you're concerned that your child is engaging in risky online behavior, you can search the blog sites they visit to see what information they're posting. Try searching by their name, nickname, school, hobbies, grade, or area where you live.
Check site privacy policies. Some sites may share information like your child's email address with other companies, which could generate spam and even spyware on the family computer. Sites' privacy policies or other posted links for parents also may contain contact information for you to ask about your child's personal information.
Digital Dossier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79IYZVYIVLA 4:24
What Can Be Done With Basic Information?
What Can Be Done With Basic Information?
How common a name?
Get basic information about person, work, affiliations, family, etc.
Check to see if listed to see other names and family members.
Get address, birthday, email, satellite picture of home, MapQuest directions.