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This webinar is a great tools for educating parents about online safety basics. If you\'re interested in hosting this webinar, contact me at sharoncindrich@hotmail.com.

This webinar is a great tools for educating parents about online safety basics. If you\'re interested in hosting this webinar, contact me at sharoncindrich@hotmail.com.

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  • You’ll often hear people talk about the “virtual world” or the “online world” as opposed to the “real world”. We need to get past this classification of the Internet as a world separate from real life. While there are some games that feature completely pretend and virtual worlds and characters, most of the activities we participate online are very real. Shopping, learning, communicating - they are all real activities in our real lives. It’s just htat we use the Internet to facilitate them. Helping kids understand that the Internet is the real world is one step toward helping them stay safe and apply the same behaviors they use in real life to their activities online. parents we are concerned about the same things online…
  • As we are in our daily lives at school, at the park, at a frined’s house or in the eighborhood. We’ve developed ways to deal with these issues in our neighborhoods and schools. We teach our children not to talk to strangers, to trust their instincts, to report bully behavior, to be tolerant and to be respectful. We encourage them to play peacefully and limit their exposure to violence. We have the skills to teach our children the same things, but apply these lessons to the online
  • From the moment your child begins participating online, go with them. Don’t’ limit your conversations to Internet safety - ask them what sites they like, tell them about sites you’ve heard about, ask them to help search for a recipe or family vacation destination. E-mail them. IM them. Show them that you are connected.
  • Explain the difference between privacy and lies.
  • Browsers read the language of a Website and translate into language you can understand. There are dozens of browsers but the most popular are: EI, Firefox and Safari. Keep kids safe by using parental controls on your browser. Type in a Web address for a site that you want to allow your child to visit. Although it won't display the page, Safari will ask you if you want to add this page to your child's bookmarks bar. # Step 8 Click on 'Add Web site' to set the link. # Step 9 Repeat steps 7 and 8 for other Web sites you want your child to be able to access.

E Parenting: How to Keep Kids Safe and Teach Your Family Healthy Online Habits E Parenting: How to Keep Kids Safe and Teach Your Family Healthy Online Habits Presentation Transcript

  • Sharon Miller Cindrich Author of E-Parenting: Keeping Up With Your Tech-Savvy Kids
  • Today’s Discussion
    • Online dangers parents fear
    • Myths about kids online
    • Healthy online habits
    • Safety strategies for all families
  • What Color Is A Yield Sign?  pluggedinparent.com
  • Online Dangers Parents Fear
    • Predators
    • Bullies
    • Pornography
    • Hate
    • Violence
     pluggedinparent.com
    • Predators
    • Bullies
    • Pornography
    • Hate
    • Violence
    Top Things Parents Are Afraid Of At the Mall, A Friend’s House, At School, In the Neighborhood
  • Fear vs. Fact Understanding the myths about kids online
    • Myth: Kids are smarter than their parents when it comes to the Internet.
      • Fact: Kids may be tech-savvy, but parents are way ahead when it comes to life experience and common sense
    • Myth: Online predators lie about their age lure kids.
      • Fact: In cases where kids connect with adults online, most adults do not grossly exaggerate their age.
    • Myth: Kids receive sexual advances and harassment online from adults they don’t know.
      • Fact: Most often, sexual advances, threats and harassment comes from peers that kids know in real life.
  • Three Main Things That Keep Kids Safe
    • Behaviors
    • Tools
    • Resources
  • Behaviors
    • #1 - Put Your Computer In A Main Area of Your Home
      • Find a high traffic area on the main floor
      • Require wireless access in the kitchen or family room
      • Avoid Bedrooms, basements and rooms with locking doors
  • Behaviors
    • #2 - Create Family Rules, Expectations and Consequences
      • Make rules together with input from kids.
      • Post rules for the Internet near the computer.
      • Use an Internet contract to reinforce responsibility.
      • Follow through with consequences.
  • Behaviors
    • #3 - Lay a Foundation for Communication
      • Visit websites together.
      • Show interest in kids’ online activities.
      • Encourage kids to use the Internet for family projects.
      • Ask about online experiences - good and bad.
      • E-mail and instant message your child.
      • Don’t freak out.
  • Behaviors
    • #4 - Teach Privacy.
    • Private information can be…
        • Name
        • Location
        • Age
        • Appearance
        • Passwords
        • Address
        • Phone numbers
        • E-mail address
        • School
        • Financial status
        • Photos
  • Tools
    • #1- Find a parental control product for your family computer.
      • Many security packages come with parental controls and filters.
      • Safe eyes is a program you can purchase that is appropriate for young children.
      • Parental controls can help parents block inappropriate sites, set time limits or monitor Internet behavior.
      • K9 Web Protection is a free filter available online.
  • Tools
    • #2 - Discover browser options.
      • Most popular browsers are Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari for Apple users.
      • Set parental controls on your browser. Look up instructions at eHow.com or visit the company site.
      • Use kid-friendly browsers.
        • KidZui.com
        • Firefox, offers Gubble.com for kids under 12
  • Tools
    • #3 - Check the history of your computer regularly.
      • Simply hit Ctrl H on a PC to discover recent history
      • Find the history setting on Firefox or Safari
  • Tools
    • #4- Personalize bookmarks and folders.
      • Save favorite sites as a bookmark
      • Create individual tags or folders for kids
  • Resources
    • #1 - Look for parent resources on sites.
    • These sites feature excellent information geared directly toward safety.
    • www.MySpace.com
    • Club Penguin
    • Facebook
    • Bebo
    • Webkinz
    • Teen Second Life
  • Resources
    • #2- Visit safety sites with your child.
  • Resources
    • #3 - Find online reviews and communities.
    NetFamilyNews.org
  • Resources
    • #4 - Look to traditional sources for help.
    • Teachers Guidance counselors.
    • Librarians Doctors
    • Other friends Older kids
    • Babysitters Books
    • Magazines Newspapers
  • Summary
    • The Internet is real life.
      • Participating online is a part of our daily routine, not a virtual activity.
      • 21st century parents recognize the challenges of modern life, understand the importance of strong tech skills and the benefits the Internet can provide.
    • Teach and model healthy online habits and skills
      • Work as a family to create smart safety strategies
      • Combine good behaviors, online tools and new resources
      • Arm children with the skills they need to be successful
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  • Sharon Miller Cindrich Author of E-Parenting: Keeping Up With Your Tech-Savvy Kids