Internet Safety Keeping your child safe
Where do you begin? <ul><ul><li>Get involved with your child's online activity  -- explore the Internet with your child </...
What should you tell your child about accessing the Internet? <ul><ul><li>Never reveal personal information about yourself...
Video Sharing Tips to Share With Your Child <ul><ul><li>Once you post a video, it lives forever </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
Chat Room Tips to Share With Your Child <ul><ul><li>What you say in a Chat Room or on IM can't be taken back </li></ul></u...
Other Tips <ul><ul><li>Bookmark your child's favorite sites for easy access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be reasonable and s...
Some Helpful Resources <ul><li>http://www.safekids.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wiredkids.org/wiredkids_org.html </li...
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Internet Safety

  1. 1. Internet Safety Keeping your child safe
  2. 2. Where do you begin? <ul><ul><li>Get involved with your child's online activity -- explore the Internet with your child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set Online rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>when your child is allowed to access the Internet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>why your child is allowed to access the Internet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>who must be present for your child to access the Internet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>let your child know that using the Internet for personal reasons is a privilege not a right </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep computers in a common area where you can watch and monitor use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach your child the meaning of private and personal information </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What should you tell your child about accessing the Internet? <ul><ul><li>Never reveal personal information about yourself including: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>full name </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>address </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>phone number </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>school name or location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never share your passwords with anyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never agree to meet someone in person you met online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never respond to threatening email or messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always tell a parent about any online communication that was scary or made him uncomfortable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be respectful of others online and do not harass others </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Video Sharing Tips to Share With Your Child <ul><ul><li>Once you post a video, it lives forever </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Even if you delete the video after posting it, it may have already been copied, forwarded or reposted </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be careful what your video reveals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Background images may reveal address on house, t-shirts could reveal school affiliation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about what your appearance says about you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The way you are dressed in the video could lead people to think a certain way about you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect the privacy of others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Think about the privacy of other people who may appear in your video before you post in online </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Chat Room Tips to Share With Your Child <ul><ul><li>What you say in a Chat Room or on IM can't be taken back </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't say anything you wouldn't want broadcast in public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't reveal your actual location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose a nickname that doesn't give away your real name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If someone says something nasty or creepy, block them and don't reply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let your child know to always come and tell you if something said in a chat room or on IM made him uncomfortable </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Other Tips <ul><ul><li>Bookmark your child's favorite sites for easy access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be reasonable and set reasonable expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try to get your child to share profiles and blogs with you, but be aware he can have multiple accounts on multiple services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use search engines and search tools on social networking sites to search for your child's full name, phone number, and other identifying information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forward copies of obscene or threatening messages to your Internet Service Provider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign a Family Contract for Online Safety which sets clear expectations ( http://www.safekids.com/family-contract-for-online-safety/ ) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Some Helpful Resources <ul><li>http://www.safekids.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wiredkids.org/wiredkids_org.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.netsmartz.org/index.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.infinitelearninglab.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.commonsensemedia.org/internet-safety-elementary-school-kids-tips </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.baypath.tec.ma.us/wwk/Engine.swf </li></ul>
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