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Online privacy and safety for students

  1. 1. Online Privacy andSafety for Students Falisha Philips
  2. 2. What is COPPA? Childrens Online Privacy Act• Federal Trade Commission(FTC) found that too much information was being collected about children(full name, address, phone numbers, social security numbers)• 2000 COPPA started
  3. 3. COPPA• Covers all sites that are made for children or have content that children would view• Specifically for children under 13• Ensures that all sites will have – Clear privacy policy links BrainPOP - Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts – How information is collected and used – Contact information for parents *Law will be updated July 1, 2013
  4. 4. Marketing to ChildrenSites that children were visiting were planting cookies into the computer that tracked sitesAllowed companies to follow interests and send spam adsCOPPA helps prevent this
  5. 5. Tips for Protecting Your Kids How to keep your family safe •Stay computer literate •Keep computer in a common area •Share email accounts •Bookmark favorite sites •Block chat sites •Insist on a contract • php •Have clear family rules •Check out the privacy policies
  6. 6. Ideas for Teachers Teach online safety thoughgames By using analogies and stories Role- playing Guest speakers
  7. 7. Software• No software will be foolproof• Kids can be smarter than software• Filters: porn, some out going information, chats• Possible software – CyberPatrol – CyberSitter – CyberSnoop – NetNanny
  8. 8. Remember…• You could take all the safety measures and still end up with inappropriate pop-ups on your computer• The best thing to do is to tech your children how to: – Avoid certain sites – Know spam from something real – Understand that not everything on the internet is real
  9. 9. Warning SignsWhat to look for if you think your child has been targeted • Long hours on the computer • Being on late at night • Gifts • Odd phone calls • Withdrawn• Quickly hiding content when you come in
  10. 10. Who Can You Contact?If you have any suspicions that your childhas been targeted or a site is not followingCOPPA you can contact: * 877-FTCHELP * * Federal Trade Commissions CRC- 240 Washington, D.C 20580
  11. 11. Reference Page•• Dowshen, Steven. “Internet Safety” KidsHealth. Nemours Foundation. June 2011. Web. February 2013.• “Fact Sheet 21: Children’s Online Privacy: A Resource Guide for Parents” Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Empowering Consumers. Protecting Privacy. Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. January 2013. Web. February 2013.• “Make an Internet Use Agreement with Your Child” GetNetWise. Internet Education Foundation. 2008. Web. February 2013.• Stansbury, Mary. “10 Ways Schools are Teaching Internet Safety” eSchool News. eSchoolMedia and eSchoolNews. November 2011. Web. Februaury 2013.•