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How safe are our children

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