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How safe are our children

  1. 1. How Safe Are Our ChildrenOn the Internet<br />By<br />Stephen Wright<br />
  2. 2. What Are the Dangers<br />Pornography<br />Predators<br />Cyber Bullying<br />Viruses<br />Social Networking<br />
  3. 3. Pornography<br />60% of all websites are pornographic<br />1 in 4 children who use the Internet regularly, will be exposed to unwanted sexual material<br />
  4. 4. Predators<br />Pedophiles represent the most dangerous aspect of the Internet<br />one in five children age 10-17 who regularly use the Internet have received a sexual solicitation<br />Chat rooms and instant messages are two main tools pedophiles use to contact children<br />
  5. 5. Cyber Bullying <br />Cyber bullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person.<br />One in three teens have been the victims of cyber bullying<br />Severe cyber bullying can leave victims at greater risk for anxiety, depression, and other stress-related disorders.<br />
  6. 6. Viruses<br />Malicious programs include worms, macros, phishing, spam, and rootkits.<br />These programs are designed to disrupt your computer, steel information and identities.<br />Viruses can give hackers unwanted assess to you computer.<br />
  7. 7. Social Networking<br />Parents my feel a false sence of security when they see who their kids are friending on line. <br />But that<br />Doesn't reveal key details about your child's friends<br />Forces you to wade through hours of teenaged gossip<br />May actually embarrass your child, even if you're well intentioned!<br />
  8. 8. Strategies for Safe Internet Use<br />Many internet providers offer child safe sites that will<br />Find out where your child has online accounts<br />Know who your child is "friends" with online<br />Get notified if your child posts about violence, suicide or drugs<br />See photos posted by or tagged with your child<br />
  9. 9. Strategies for Safe Internet Use<br />Be aware of what your children are doing online<br />Look for changes in moods such as depression<br />Keep firewalls in place and have good anti virus software. <br />Don’t be afraid to limit access<br />Keep informed on internet issues.<br />
  10. 10. References<br />Clear Traffic http://www.cleartraffic.com/keeping-kids-safe.htm<br />Kid Health http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/cyberbullying.html#<br /> COMPUTER VIRUSES by Markus Hanhisalohttp://www.tml.tkk.fi/Opinnot/Tik-110.501/1997/viruses.html<br />

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