Internet Safety St Mary's Wollongong

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An education session for parents at St Mary Star of the Sea College Wollongong. The college works with parents to create a healthy and safe environment for learning and growth.

An education session for parents at St Mary Star of the Sea College Wollongong. The college works with parents to create a healthy and safe environment for learning and growth.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Welcome!
    • What do I need to know?
    • What does my daughter need from me?
    • 4 areas of risk:
      • Web surfing
      • Social Networking
      • MSN and Chat
      • Mobile Phones
  • 3. Many parents feel out of their depth when it comes to kids and technology...
  • 4.  
  • 5. New rules... or just a new understanding?
    • The internet is limitless and unregulated
    • Now, more than ever, children need limits
    • Parents and schools continue to provide the security and safety of limits
    • No one else can or will
  • 6. Some parents feel the conflict over technology is not worth it...
  • 7. We will support you to...
    • understand what kids are doing online
    • understand the benefits and risks
    • work with your kids to establish boundaries and rules
    • respond appropriately when things go wrong
  • 8. The internet is not all evil , but finding the good stuff is tricky...
  • 9. Inappropriate content
    • use a content filter (list available from IIA Australia – see the links)
    • keep the computer in a public place in the home
    • check ‘history’
    • talk to your children about the un-censored nature of the internet
  • 10. If they do stumble on something: ‘log-off and tell’
  • 11. Social Networking
    • used to manage relationships, self-promote, communicate
    • examples include MySpace, Bebo and Facebook
    • peer groups use sites like this to ‘regulate’ and monitor friendships
  • 12.  
  • 13. Kids may feel socially excluded if they do not participate online...
  • 14.  
  • 15.  
  • 16.  
  • 17.  
  • 18. Major rules:
    • Parents should be invited as ‘friends’ on social networking sites so you can visit and check
    • Never ever, ever, ever allow your child to tell someone their username and password
    • Set up all privacy features on the site
  • 19. Chat
  • 20.  
  • 21.  
  • 22. Major rules...
    • have the computer in a public space in the house (no closed doors)
    • check the contact list regularly – do you know each person on it?
    • limit time
    • set a ‘log-off’ time
    • save a chat log (just in case)
  • 23.  
  • 24. Kids assume they should be available 24/7
  • 25. Phones: not just for phone calls!
    • SMS and MMS (even touch texting : R U 4 rl?)
    • music sharing
    • photos (straight to flickr)
    • videos (straight to youtube)
    • games and applications
    • bluejacking and bluesnarfing
    • occasional phone calls
  • 26.  
  • 27. Phone abuse is a concern for many children...
  • 28. The major rules...
    • no phone in the room at bedtime
    • SIM lock the phone so only your child can switch it on
    • Set Bluetooth to ‘Always Hidden’
    • Children must not share their number freely
    • Their number must not be communicated by email, IM or online
  • 29.  
  • 30. Bullying
  • 31. Bullying... St Mary’s says “no way!”
    • strong anti-bullying policy
    • early intervention
    • process of ‘shared concern’
    • engagement with parents
    • serious consequences for agressive students
  • 32. Online bullying
    • do not respond online!
    • parents should not approach young people to ‘make them stop’
    • the child should ask aggressor to stop in clear language
    • let the college know (TG teacher or Year Coordinator)
  • 33. Online bullying
    • in IM: block the user
    • on MySpace, Bebo or Facebook: block the user and report abuse
    • on mobile phone: block the number
    • keep records (texts, logs, chats)
    • inform police if necessary
  • 34. Other help...
    • NetAlert Helpline - 1800 880 176
    • Kids Help Line - 1800 55 1800
    • www.netalert.gov.au
  • 35. Online predators use trust and esteem to engage young people
  • 36. Personal safety
    • abduction is very rare in Australia
    • young people take their security for granted
    • you will be accused of being:
      • paranoid
      • over-protective
      • old fashioned
      • untrusting (of them!)
  • 37. The major rules...
    • never, ever publish identifying data
    • limit contributions to other social networking pages
    • do not accept ‘friend’ invitations from strangers
    • develop a ‘log-off and tell’ procedure
    • keep evidence
  • 38. Be alert to signs that things are not right with your child
  • 39. Keep communicating
  • 40. Listen to their experience Listen to your daughter’s experiences online
  • 41. Get help when you need it...
  • 42. There are other types of surfing!
  • 43. tonight’s resources:
    • www.delicious.com/stmarys_parents
    • All images are Creative Commons licensed from Stock Exchange www.sxc.hu