CTO-CybersecurityForum-2010-Will Gardner


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  • Hi, my name is Will Gardner and I am delighted to be here today. Thank you to Meldpunt for the kind invitation to share the experience in the UK on what we consider to be a very important issue.
  • This presentation has been produced by Childnet International, a children's charity that was set up in 1995. This charity is active in a variety of areas and works directly with young people, parents, teachers, industry and government. Childnet seeks to take a balanced view and promote the positive aspects of online activity whilst being ready to respond to the negative. We go to schools every week, and talk to children, parents and teachers. We produce resources for these audiences, both online and offline resources. And we work in the policy area, being members of the Home Office Task Force on child protection on the internet and the DCSf’s (the Education ministry) taskforce on tackling cyberbullying.
  • This slide highlights some of the potential online risks for children (and adults!). Users face 3 types of risks online: Commercial risks are often overlooked and viewed as simply being part of being online. Young people and adults regularly sign up for things online. Signing up often requires entering personal details. Ask your audience if anyone has read a privacy policy. Many people don’t read them as they are long and very dry documents. A privacy policy will often highlight if your information will be passed onto a third party and used for marketing purposes. If you sign up for something online and then get targeted by lots of SPAM/junk mail, generally this is as a result of your information being passed on. The Mousebreaker example here shows how adult advertising is prominent on a website frequented by young people. On the internet users face content risks – there is a lot of inaccurate information on the internet. Medical advice is given out for free but how can the writer be verified as having proper training? Minority groups gather on the internet and share biased views, children need to be taught how to be discerning readers in order to distinguish between fact and opinion. Adult content such as gambling and pornography sites are also available and entice users through aggressive advertising on other websites. Children can end up on these sites by accident, having unknowingly clicked on a advertisement. More and more young people are also at risk as a result of content that they create. Too much personal information and inappropriate images can attract unwanted attention from peers or others. It is important to be aware of the contact risks associated with the internet. Sex offenders do use the internet as a way of contacting young people. In addition, some people are choosing to abuse others using the internet and mobile technologies –this is commonly known as cyberbullying.
  • Booked until mid-April 20,000 children per year. Assemblies, class. Listneing. Chlldren love to talk about this issue.
  • Childnet have produced the Know IT All CD-ROM for Parents that can be ordered FREE of charge to maintained schools in England. For information on how to order this please see the Childnet website: www.childnet.com/kia It house information for Parents and Carers, Young People, and Teachers.
  • CTO-CybersecurityForum-2010-Will Gardner

    1. 1. Protecting and empowering children online
    2. 2. “ Helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children” Promoting the positive Responding to the negative
    3. 3. The potential risks online Commerce <ul><li>Privacy of information </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Invasive software & spam </li></ul>Content <ul><li>Inaccurate & harmful </li></ul><ul><li>Adult websites </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal: © & plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>User-Generated </li></ul>Contact <ul><li>Internet addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Grooming </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullying </li></ul>
    4. 4. Cyberbullying - How can this feel? See film online at http://www.digizen.org/cyberbullying/film.aspx
    5. 5. Strategic Partnerships Education & Awareness Legislation and Law Enforcement Self-regulation and Hotlines Filtering and technical tools
    6. 6. Education
    7. 7. Children and Young People <ul><li>Engage </li></ul><ul><li>Positive messages </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor to their needs </li></ul>
    8. 8. Kidsmart website and resources <ul><li>www.kidsmart.org.uk </li></ul>
    9. 9. Skills School
    10. 10. Parents <ul><li>Assist them to understand the technology </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits and negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for safe and responsible use </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for supporting their children </li></ul>
    11. 11. www.childnet.com/kia
    12. 12. Schools <ul><li>Easy to use resources </li></ul><ul><li>Policy support </li></ul>
    13. 13. Know IT All resources <ul><li>See www.childnet.com/kia </li></ul><ul><li>For parents </li></ul><ul><li>For primary schools </li></ul><ul><li>For secondary schools </li></ul><ul><li>Special Educational Needs </li></ul>
    14. 14. Cyberbullying Guidance for Schools Cyberbullying: Understanding Preventing Responding
    15. 15. <ul><li>Summary document </li></ul><ul><li>The film </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting school staff </li></ul>
    16. 16. Targeted quality resources
    17. 17. UK Safer Internet Centre <ul><li>Safer Internet Day February 8 th 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>International network of Safer Internet Centre </li></ul>
    18. 18. www.teachtoday.eu
    19. 19. CEOP The Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre www.ceop.gov.uk
    20. 20. Lessons from Education <ul><li>Messages need to be positive and empower </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to be offline and online </li></ul><ul><li>Be imaginative </li></ul><ul><li>Must not assume any level of computer literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to be clear </li></ul>
    21. 21. www.childnet.com
    22. 22. CONTACT: Thank you [email_address]