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Cyber Safe Parenting

Cyber Safe Parenting



My talk on "Cyber Safe Parenting" delivered at an awareness event by Computer Society of India.

My talk on "Cyber Safe Parenting" delivered at an awareness event by Computer Society of India.



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    Cyber Safe Parenting Cyber Safe Parenting Presentation Transcript

    • Cyber Safe Parenting
      Rohit Srivastwa
      Fonder, ClubHack
    • Roadmap for next 3 hours
      Online Risks that Children & Parents Face
      Part 1
      Symptoms & reason for concern
      Part 2
      Part 3
      Non-technical Solution
      Part 4
      Q &A
      Part 5
    • Exposure to Inappropriate Material
      Violent in nature
      Dangerous illegal.
    • Cyber Bully
      When a child is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones.
    • Cyber Stalking
      Matter of concern for every parent specially for girl child.
      Morphed nude photos of an airhostess in Delhi, school girls in Mumbai on Orkut/Facebook
    • Drugs AlcoholTobaccoAvoidable friendship
    • Physical Harm
      • Gain a child’s confidence online and then arrange a face-to-face meeting.
      • On meeting child is in great danger of physical harm and permanent psychological scarring.
      Bullies can give away contact info to provoke offline attack
      A ‘15 year old girl’ courts a 16 year old boy through a popular Internet chat website. The boy runs away from home to Mumbai only to find out that the ‘girl’ was in fact a 30 year old man. The man sexually abuses the boy, steals his money and severely beats him up.
    • Illegal Activity
      Hate group
      Defamatory activity
      Do cyber bully
      Do Stalking
      A class 10 student, who was taunted by his classmates puts up a pornographic website and displays nude "morphed" images of his classmates and teachers.
    • Financial Crime
      Steal Credit Card to
      Buy Farmville cash
      Buy expensive gift for online bully
      Possibilities are endless
      A 14-year-old boy used his father’s credit card on viewing pornographic websites costing in 1000s.
    • Un-family relationship
      Kids are now too busy with computers that they don’t have for family, siblings etc.
    • “I believe in my child he or she will do no wrong!”
    • McAfee report(Dated June 22, 2010)
      28% of teens chat with people they don’t know in the offline world
      24% shared their email address
      18% shared a personal photo of themselves
      12% shared their cell phone number
      Girls are more likely than boys to chat with people online that they don’t know in the offline world, (32% vs. 24%)
      16 % of Girls are more likely to have given a description of what they look like, than boys the same age (7%)
    • 14 % of 13-17 year olds admit to having engaged in some form of cyberbullying behavior in 2010
      38% of teens close or minimize the browser when their parents enter the room
      McAfee report(Dated June 22, 2010)
      55% of teens hide what they do online from parents
      46% of teens admit to downloading pirated music or videos
      16% of 16-17 year old boys have downloaded x-rated content
    •  Norton Online Family Report (June 2010)
      In Indian Context
      77% of teens have suffered negative online experiences
      only 50% of Indian parents are actually aware of this
      24 % of parents thought someone anonymous had tried to add their child as a friend on social networking sites
      55% of the children said this had actually happened
       29% of parents thought their child had downloaded a virus
      40% children reported this.
    • Symptoms & reason for concern
    • How to keep an eye
      • Be a friend on social networking site
      • Check browser history regularly
      • Check installed software regularly
      • Check logs regularly
    • Create a low privilege user account
      Install good antivirus antispyware firewall
      Install parental control software
      The Technical Answer
    • Low Privilege User
    • Update them Regularly
    • "I don't think MY machine will be attacked, when there are so many others to attack!"

      You’re the next
    • BUT
      be aware of fake antivirus
      They are cheap and widely available online to download
    • Free Parental Control Software
    • Paid Parental Control Software
    • InbuiltParental Control
    • InbuiltParental Control
    • InbuiltParental Control
    • Even you know its not going to work 
    • "Don't you trust me Dad?"
    • The Easy Solution
      • Create an atmosphere where your child can come to you and talk to you.
      • Ask them what they learn.
      • Accompany them. 
      • Share with them.
      • Be a friend in offline world too
      Be involved in your child’s life!
      • You need to know what your kids do
      • Do the same stuff
      • While you are teaching them something, learn from them too
      • Else very soon they’ll outsmart you
      • Spend some time listening to and speaking with other concerned parents.
      Learn All You Can
      • Don’t allow late nights
      • Don’t allow over usage
      • Create a time table
      • Force with parental software if needed
      Limit the computer usage time
      • Teach them how much and what type of information is appropriate to share
      • Talk about social networking standards
      • Teach them about safe software
      • Rules about strangers in the real world apply on the internet also
      Teach Your Children Good Internet Practices
    • Shift computer into a public place in the home, immediately!!
      • A big NO for computer in bedroom
      • Keep it in a place which is visible in normal circumstances
    • Instill a Healthy Fear
      • Fear and respect for the dangers on the internet is healthy!  
      • Put themselves in your shoes as their parent so they can see how you’d feel if anything ever happened to them! 
    • Encourage Other Interests
    • Free your child
      Give proper guidance
      Monitor illegal activities
      & then give them full freedom to explore
      Rohit Srivastwa
      Founder, ClubHack
    • Image Credits
      All images are taken from different sources online.
      Most of them are marked as free for reuse
      Some which were not marked are already used 10s of time online
      Pardon under fair usage if any image is used without acknowledgement, this presentation is non-commercial for parental guidance.
      http://timmyjohnboy.com/, http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/, http://asianlaws.org/fact/guidelines.htm