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  • Please feel free to modify presentation to fit your needs. Let us know of any successful changes you make so that we may share them: CTAP Region IV www.ctap4.org/cybersafety/ Adrienne DeWolfe Jim Freese Linda Uhrenholt Before presentation, you could have MySpace PSA video playing < http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2165070094331446122&pr=goog-sl >

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  • CyberSafety How Children Can Protect Themselves From Online Threats Images from Microsoft Design Gallery Matthew Kinzie Director, Information Technology Stanislaus County Office of Education ETC! 2008 Presentation Co-developed by AT&T and CTAP Region IV Modified by Matthew Kinzie for the ETC! 2008 Conference
  • Goals of Presentation considering strategies to help ensure that our children have a safe, positive experience with technology. To unravel the fear and hype surrounding the online lives of our cyber kids while also
  • How Do You Use the Internet?
    • What Are Your Favorite Sites?
    • Why?
  • How Are Students Using the Internet?
    • www.myspace.com
    • www.xanga.com
    • www.google.com
    • www.nbc.com/theoffice
    • www.ebay.com
    • www.facebook.com
    • www.livejournal.com
    • www.yahoo.com
    • www.bored.com
    • www.itunes.com
    • www.gamefacts.com
    • community.webshots.com
    • www.aim.com
    • www.smartpunk.com
    • www.youtube.com
    • www.amazon.com
    • www.turnitin.com
    • www.addictinggames.com
    • www.funnyjunk.com
    • www.albinoblacksheep.com
    • www.homestarrunner.com
    • www.fuse.tv.com
    • www.demonoid.com
    • en.wikipedia.com
  • Following the Thread
    • Six Areas Covered Here and on Poster:
    • 1.
    • 2.
    • 3.
    • 4.
    • 5.
    • 6.
    • Definition: Personal information identifies you,
    • your location or your financial assets.
    • Obvious : name, age, sex, picture, phone number, address, ID numbers such as SSN, Bank Account Numbers, Credit Card Numbers
    • Less obvious : hobbies, interests, school mascot, gaming identities
    • Used for phishing scams/pretexting
    “ Think Before You Post”
    • Unraveling the facts…
    • Identity thieves are clever, posing as friends, relatives and banks, to get people to reveal personal information. Watch for https and URL posers like paypa1.
    • Teens are just as likely as adults to become victims of identity theft -- when applying for a driver's license they may find one already has been issued using their name and SSN.
  • Safe Transactions - IE Version 7 Always answer “No” to prompts that ask if you want to display Non-Secure Items.
    • Do not share personal information such as your name, age, sex, picture, location/address, phone number, hobbies, interests, and Social Security/bank account numbers.
    • Create nicknames that do not reflect your own name or anything personal.
    To - Dos : Remember to share guidelines with your students:
    • To - Dos (cont’d) :
    • Never respond to online
    • communication that is inappropriate or makes you feel uncomfortable.
    • Never agree to meet in person someone you met online.
    • Always talk with your parents or a responsible adult about your online activities.
    • To - Dos (cont’d):
    • Never share passwords
    • Use strong passwords that are easy to remember, hard to guess, and not personal.
      • Is “ipattF50ousA” easy to remember?
    • Never open e-mails from people you do not know
    • Never click on links you don’t know about
    • Definition: Piracy refers to the ownership
    • rights of materials, created, written,
    • designed or expressed by individuals.
    • Includes music, games, movies, photos, and writing
    Threads
    • Unraveling the facts…
    • File-sharing represents 60% of all US Internet traffic.
    • Illegally downloading or sharing intellectual property without the permission of the creator is a crime punishable by law.
    • Don’t download, copy, or share music, games, movies, photos, or other property without permission of the creator.
    • Use only legitimate sites (those that request payment or are copyright free) when downloading online media.
    To - Dos : Remember to share guidelines with your students: Threads
    • Definition: Cyberbullying is the use of
    • technology for harassment, impersonation,
    • denigration, trickery, exclusion and stalking.
    • Cyberbullies may use email, chat rooms, discussion forums, instant messaging, text messaging or social networking sites.
    • Unraveling the facts…
    • “ If I tell someone about bullying, it will just make it worse.” Research shows that bullying will stop when peers or adults get involved.
    • Headline news provides opportunities for discussion and “ teachable moments ”
    • Don’t respond to or meet with a cyberbully.
    • Save proof of the harassment like e-mail messages, screen shots, IM logs, blogs, etc.
    To - Dos : Remember to share guidelines with your students:
    • To - Dos (cont’d) :
    • Tell a trusted adult who can:
      • File a complaint with the Internet Service Provider or send an email to the host of the web site where the abuse was posted.
      • Contact the cyberbully’s parents.
      • Contact an attorney or file a small claims action.
    Threads
    • Definition: Social network sites (MySpace and
    • Xanga) are services that use the Internet to
    • create an interactive network of photos, videos,
    • web logs (blogs) and groups.
    • Social networking sites gather data submitted by members as “profiles”
    • Profiles can then be shared among members
  • Account Settings: Privacy
  • But we block it…
    • Unraveling the facts…
    • Posting a picture on MySpace is like posting it on a public campus bulletin board, that anyone can access and deface
    • Although there has been a lot of negative media around social networks, most users are just “hanging out” and teachers are using them in innovative ways
    “ Think Before You Post”
  •  
  •  
    • Know that sexual predators disguise themselves as friendly and often hunt for victims through social networking sites.
    • Be careful about adding strangers to
    • your “friends” list.
    To - Dos : Remember to share guidelines with your students:
    • To - Dos (cont’d) :
    • Never share your personal information or anything about your friends--especially your cell phone number.
    • Don’t be shy; report inappropriate postings/profiles to the social networking provider and to the police.
    Threads
    • Definition: Inappropriate content has been
    • defined in CIPA* as visual depictions that are
    • obscene, child pornography, or material
    • "harmful to minors"
    • It can also include images of violence, hate group or extremist material, illegal activities and online advertising
    • Federal policies created to protect our children include CIPA, COPPA and DOPA
  •  
  • Stormfront.org?
  •  
    • Unraveling the facts…
    • Inappropriate content can occur on any computer by accident
    • Only a small fraction of the materials on the Internet could reasonably be classified as inappropriate for children…
      • Unfortunately, that small fraction is highly visible and controversial.
    • Tell a trusted adult, teacher or parent if
    • you come across inappropriate content.
    • Know how to use the back button or log
    • off immediately when you find material that makes you feel uncomfortable.
    To - Dos : Remember to share guidelines with your students:
    • To - Dos (cont’d) :
    • Don’t download files from people you don’t know.
    • Use filtered searches and systems; ask your teacher or librarian for help
    • Use Ask.com as your search engine or set your preferences in Google for strict filtering
    • Definition: A Cyber predator uses the Internet
    • to hunt for victims to take advantage of in ANY
    • way, including sexually, emotionally,
    • psychologically or financially
    • Cyber predators know how to manipulate kids, creating trust and friendship where none should exist
    • Unraveling the facts…
    • Cyber predators can be sent to prison.
    • What children need to look out for is not a certain stereotype of a dangerous person but certain types of behavior …
    • Use teachable moments, even headline news, to make discussion and education relevant.
    • Encourage your schools to add a small c yber tips s ection to their school newsletters.
    • Remind student to think twice before sharing any information about themselves.
    To - Dos : Remember to share guidelines with your students:
    • If you suspect that you are being stalked or the victim of inappropriate
    • communication, report it to a trusted
    • adult or to the CyberTipline.
      • http://cybertipline.com
      • 1-800-843-5678
    To - Dos (cont’d) :
  • Trends in Cyber Safety?
    • MMORPG
      • Runescape, Halo, Half-Life, Club Penguin, Millsberry, etc
    • According to McAfee, More viruses are being written for financial gain than pranks or personal pride.
    • Websites dedicated to Cyberbullying: www.juicycampus.com
  • When Children We Hope They Learn. . .
    • Don’t talk to strangers
    Start School, Go Online, in cyberspace
    • Look both ways before
      , no cyberbullies allowed
    • Play nicely with other children
    • If something happens that scares you,
    • seek help from an adult you trust
    clicking crossing the street !!!
  • More Information
    • Follow the Thread to:
    • www.ctap4.org/cybersafety/
    • Find carefully selected resources for educators, students and parents.
    • Download our free Cyber Safety poster sponsored by AT&T .
    • Download this presentation to share or modify.
  • Additional Resources
    • www.i-safe.org
    • www.netsmartz.org
    • www.cybersmart.org
    • Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
      • http://csriu.org/index.html
    • www.cybertipline.com
    • www.ftc.gov/idtheft