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Can You ‘Cyber’ Safely

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    Can You ‘Cyber’ Safely Can You ‘Cyber’ Safely Presentation Transcript

    • Can You ‘Cyber’ Safely?
    • Why do I need to know?
      • Internet Safety is a hot topic with:
        • TV (Dateline’s “To Catch a Predator” series)
        • Newspapers and magazines
        • School staff and Administrators
        • Parents
    • The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
      • Information Abounds
        • Accelerates learning like never before
      • Social Networking
        • Good for the most part…but not always with the best intentions
      • The Predators, Viruses, Worms and Information Thieves
        • Always lurking
    • The Good…
      • Collection of millions of pages of information
      • If you can’t find it on the Internet…
        • It probably doesn’t exist!
      • It can help you do your homework
      • Find out what movies are showing at your local theater
      • Find out how your favorite team is doing
      • Shopping…pay bills…
    • Social Networking
      • A new social structure
        • ‘ Research has shown that social networks operate on many levels, from families up to the level of nations, and play a critical role in determining the way problems are solved, organizations are run, and the degree to which individuals succeed in achieving their goals.’ -Wikipedia
    • Social Networking
      • Achieve a goal
      • Share Content
      • Make good business contacts
      • Meet Face-to-Face
    • Statistics
      • 63 million U.S. students between the ages of 2-17 are online today. **
      • 53% of students like being alone when “surfing” the Internet.*
      • 41% of students do NOT share with their parents what they do and where they go on the Internet.*
      • 31% of students feel it is easier to talk to people on the Internet than in real life.*
      • 24% of students say they see nothing wrong with chatting with a stranger .*
      • 10% of students have been asked by a stranger to meet somewhere face to face.*
      * i-SAFE America Student Assessments ** Nielsen/NetRatings 2004
    • The Bad…
      • Cyberbullying
        • Sending or posting harmful or cruel messages or images
        • Breaking into an e-mail account and sending vicious or embarrassing material
        • Use of IM to trick someone to give private information and passing it on
    • The Ugly…
      • On-line predators
      • Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses
      • Information Thieves
        • Data mining
        • Phishing
        • SpyWare
    • So…can you Cyber Safely?
      • Absolutely!
      • If you take the necessary precautions…
      • And FOLLOW THE RULES!
    • Internet Safety Rules
      • (These rules were taken from SafeKids.Com)
      1. DO not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parents’ permission.
    • 2. I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.
    • 3. I will never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my mother or father along.
    • 4. I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.
    • 5. I will not respond to messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away.
    • 6. I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online, and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.
    • 7. I will not give out my Internet password to anyone (even my best friends) other than my parents.
    • 8. I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or jeopardize my family’s privacy.
    • 9. I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.
    • 10. I will help my parents understand how to have fun and learn things online and teach them things about the Internet, computers and other technology.
    • That’s it for the Rules… but take a look at the list that’s next to find out more…
      • Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
        • http://www.csriu.org
      • http://www.safekids.com
      • http://www.safeteens.com
      • http://www.isafe.org
      • http://www.fbi.gov/kids/k5th/safety2.htm
      • http://www.NetSmartz.org
      Useful Web Sites
      • Information on Viruses, Worms and Malware:
      • http://www.sarc.com
      • http://www.mcafee.com
      More Useful Web Sites
    • and finally…
      • Software Companies:
      • http://www.lavasoftusa.com (AdAware)
      • http://www.webroot.com (Spysweeper)
      • http://www.pctools.com (SpyWare Doctor)
      • http://www.veri-sign.com (sells SSL secure sites)
      Thanks & Good bye!