A Quick Online Safety Presentation


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A Quick Online Safety Presentation

  1. 1. A Quick Online Safety Guide Grades 3-5
  2. 2. Why? The Internet represents s – Great Opportunities – Greater Responsibilities – Greatest Chances for Dangerous Situations 19% of teens feel safer online than in the real world* s 39% of students trust people that they chat with s online* 24% of students say they see nothing with chatting s with a stranger* 10% of students have been asked to keep their s Internet relationship a secret* *iSAFE America Student Assessment, 2004
  3. 3. Access Children between 8-18 use the s computer for more than an hour a day s 74% have a computer with Internet access* s 31% have high speed access (that number grows each year)* *The George Lucas Foundation, “Synching Up With The iKid”, Edutopia, October 2005.
  4. 4. Types of People Who Use the Internet Responsible and Ethical s s Numbuts s Hotheads s Follow-You-Fionas s Oogles s Spamazoids
  5. 5. Responsible and Ethical They know the s difference between right and wrong Wary of others s Never shares s personal information Has a good s password Has a life beyond s the computer
  6. 6. Numbuts Doesn’t have any s friends Stays in their room s all day Lacks social skills s Talks in code s
  7. 7. Hotheads They have a temper s They can lose s control of their temperature They say mean s things Photo courtesy of Netsmartzkids.org
  8. 8. Follow-You-Fionas People who want to s be more than online friends Try to get personal s information May not be who s they say they are Trying to meet you s in person Photo courtesy of Netsmartzkids.org
  9. 9. Oogles Trying to collect your s personal information Want to sell that s information to others Follow you around the s Internet They are sneaky may s want to give you “free” stuff Photo courtesy of Netsmartzkids.org
  10. 10. Spamazoids They send out annoying s message that clog email accounts You didn’t ask for these s messages May contain things that do s bad things to your computer Watch out for phishing s (looking for personal information through email, usually updating accounts that you may or may not have with legit companies) Photo courtesy of Netsmartzkids.org
  11. 11. Your Personal Information Phone Number, Address, Age, Name, Parents’ s Name, School, Grade, Work Information, Passwords, Usernames, etc. Once you give it away you can never take it s back completely The only people you should trust with it are s your parents (not even your best friend) Avoid putting personal pictures of yourself s and friends online
  12. 12. Usernames and Profiles Make them unique and generic s s Only provide the required information s Resist the temptation to revel personal information through usernames and profiles
  13. 13. Passwords Your key to safety s s Make it strong – Use a mix of capital and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters – Make it at least 8 characters long – Don’t use words or names Change it on a regular basis s
  14. 14. Online Friends Let them be just that s s Don’t meet people you only know from being online with them s You have no idea who the person is on the other computer s Online only friends are still strangers
  15. 15. Cyber-bullying More likely to occur online than in person s (42% of students have been bullied) Follows you around easier than in person s Avoid situations by s – Being kind to others – Don’t use ALL CAPS – Don’t send messages when you are angry Let adults know when it happens (58% of s students have not told an adult when they’ve been bullied online) *iSAFE America Student Assessment, 2004
  16. 16. Don’t be afraid to talk Your parents care s s Involve them with your “online” life s Let them know if you run into things that make you feel scared and comfortable s Always get permission first
  17. 17. Putting up your guards Free Stuff s s Attachments s Online Protection
  18. 18. “Free Stuff” Nothing is free on the Internet s s Your personal information is usually at risk s Could be hidden costs that follow you for a long time
  19. 19. Attachments Added parts to the email s May be legit stuff s Could be a way for others to affect your s computer with a virus or spyware Can be tricky and use people that you know s (check in with them before you open attachments) Never open .exe attachments s Watch out for links as well s
  20. 20. Online Protection Get yourself Anti-Virus software s – AVG (free for home use) – ClamAV (free for home use) – Norton’s, McAfee ($) Get Adware and Spyware protection too s – Microsoft Defender – Lavasoft – Spybot Check with your ISP to see if they offer any s online protection Update your software regularly and have it s set to scan automatically