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Internet Safety Presentation Transcript

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