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  • 1. Protecting Children Privacy Online Cory, Phyl, Doni, Sarah
  • 2.  
  • 3. Startling Statistics
      • 25% of children have been exposed to unwanted pornographic material online.   
      • Only 1/3 of households with Internet access are actively protecting their childen with filtering or blocking software. 
      • Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 75% of children are willing to share personal information online about themselves and their family in exchange for goods and services.  
      • Only approximately 25% of children who encountered a sexual approach or solicitation told a parent or adult.  
      • One in 33 youth received an aggressive sexual solicitation in the past year. This means a predator asked a young person to meet somewhere, called a young person on the phone, and/or sent the young person correspondence, money, or gifts through the U.S. Postal Service.      
      • 77% of the targets for online predators were age 14 or older.  Another 22% were users ages 10 to 13.  
      • 64% of teens say that they do things online that they wouldn’t want their parents to know about.  
      • “ Protecting Teens Online,” 2005. 1 in 5 Children are sexually solicited online  (only 25% of those told a parent)  
      • 89% Sexual solicitations occurred in either chat rooms or Instant Messaging.   
      • Teens are willing to meet with strangers: 16 percent of teens considered meeting someone they've only talked to online and 8 percent have actually met someone they only knew online.  
  • 4. Teacher roles in protecting children when working online.
  • 5. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act - COPPA
    • Teachers may act on behalf of parents during online activities in school.
    • Teachers are not required to enforce a student's collecting of their personal information.
  • 6. What does not require a parent or teacher's consent?
    • No consent is necessary if website requires a child's email address for a "one-time request for information". (Federal Trade Commission)
  • 7. Is this approval permanent?
    • NO! Your consent may be discontinued and the child's personal information deleted at any time.
  • 8. Acceptable Use Policies
    • School districts often have Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) the parent must sign before a child is able to be given access to the internet at school.
  • 9.
    • The AUP gives parents and students about cautions that should be taken when using the internet.
  • 10. Student-to-student interaction
    • Teachers warn students to never give their password to their friends.
    • If this occurs the student may lose internet privileges while at school.
  • 11. Student-to-student interaction
    • Teachers warn students to never give their password to their friends.
    • If this occurs the student may lose internet privileges while at school.
  • 12.   So what does it all mean for teachers?
  • 13.
    • Be alert to what your students are doing online.
    • What sites are they visiting while at school?
    • Are they sharing their personal information online or with classmates?
  • 14. When publishing student information:
      • Don't use the students first and last name.
      • Use generic names- student 007.
      • Don't use the school's name.
      • Use- Midwest or Michigan High School.
      • Don't link to school's website.
  • 15. Your Child Might Be At Risk…      Countless Late Night Hours on Internet    Pornographic Videos    Random Phone Calls    Random Gifts    Withdrawn    Other's On-line account
  • 16. What Parents Can Do…  Communicate openly about on-line predators           Check computer's history           Check caller id, check cell phone history           Monitor all technology devices of your child           Keep computer in central location           Interact with your children           Obtain access to child's account- be honest and open           On-line responsibility o     do not arrange meeting o     upload photos only for friends to see o     settings-privacy only allow friends to access o     don't download images from outside sources
  • 17. What students can do to protect themselves.
      • Never give out personal information (real name, address, phone number, your school, age, gender, birthday, SS#, credit card numbers)
      • Never agree to meet with strangers
      • Don’t friend people you don’t know
      • Don't accept gifts from strangers online
      • Stop communicating with someone who asks for personal information or is sexually aggressive.
      • Never post your email, use an obfuscator 
  • 18. What students can do to protect themselves.
      • Make sure your screen name does not give away too much about you
      • Once something is posted online, it is there forever
      • Trust your intuition, if something does not feel right it probably isn’t
      • Never assume profile information is accurate
      • Don’t make yourself a target, never post revealing or suggestive photos 
      • Submit a report to the CyberTiplineat 1-800-843-5678,
  • 19.
  • 20. MySpace   Example MySpace: Pic -
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  • 22. Ready to throw out the computer?
      • Be proactive, not reactive
      • Don't scare, educate them
      • Monitor children activities but do not lock them out
      • Don't punish children if they fall victim
      • Keep open communication