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A Quick Online Safety Presentation

A Quick Online Safety Presentation



This is a quick presentation about student online safety for students and their parents in the 3rd to 5th grade.

This is a quick presentation about student online safety for students and their parents in the 3rd to 5th grade.



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    A Quick Online Safety Presentation A Quick Online Safety Presentation Presentation Transcript

    • A Quick Online Safety Guide Grades 3-5
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Types of People Who Use the Internet Responsible and Ethical s s Numbuts s Hotheads s Follow-You-Fionas s Oogles s Spamazoids
    • 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
    • Numbuts Doesn’t have any s friends Stays in their room s all day Lacks social skills s Talks in code s
    • Hotheads They have a temper s They can lose s control of their temperature They say mean s things Photo courtesy of Netsmartzkids.org
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Putting up your guards Free Stuff s s Attachments s Online Protection
    • “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
    • 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
    • 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