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A seminar presented to parents regarding keeping their kids safe on the Internet

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  • Danger on Your Desktop Educating and Empowering Parents Towards Internet Safety
  • Introduction
  • Generation Gap? What is your Generation?
  • Generation Gap?
    • You…
    • were born between 1960 and 1981
    • have few relationships but they are deep
    • are interested in technology
    • saw an explosion of technology in your lifetime
    • use the Internet more for work than play
    • Are part of GenerationX
  • Generation Gap?
    • Your Kids…
    • were born between 1982 and 2001
    • have many relationships that are technology based
    • can not live without technology
    • live in a world dominated by technology
    • use the Internet more for play than work
    • are part of The Millennial Generation
  • Generation Gap?
    • Your Kids…
    • were born between 1982 and 2001
    • have many relationships that are technology based
    • can not live without technology
    • live in a world dominated by technology
    • use the Internet more for play than work
    • are part of The Millennial Generation
    • You…
    • were born between 1960 and 1981
    • have few relationships but they are deep
    • are interested in technology
    • saw an explosion of technology in your lifetime
    • use the Internet more for work than play
    • Are part of GenerationX
  • Internet 101
    • … is the publicly accessible worldwide system of interconnected computer networks.
    • is made up of thousands of smaller commercial, academic, domestic, and government networks. It carries various information and services, such as electronic mail, online chat, and the interlinked Web pages and other documents of the World Wide Web.
  • Browsing
    • Web sites deliver information
    • Web applications allow you to perform functions or tasks
    • Web Sites and Applications
  • Web 2.0 & UGC What is Web 2.0 & UGC? U ser G enerated C ontent
  • Web 2.0 & UGC Examples of Web 2.0 & UGC Web Sites http://web2logo.com/
  • You on YouTube
  • Flickr
  • Wiki & Wikipedia
    • A wiki is a type of website that allows users to easily add, remove, or otherwise edit all content, very quickly and easily. A wiki is an effective tool for collaborative writing
    • The term Wiki can also refer to the collaborative software itself (wiki engine) that facilitates the operation of such a website
  • Email-Spam-Phishing
    • Spamming is commonly defined as the sending of unsolicited bulk e-mail - that is, email that was not asked for (unsolicited) and received by multiple recipients (in bulk)
    • Phishing is a form of criminal activity using social engineering techniques. It is characterized by attempts to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy person or business in an apparently official electronic communication.
  • Malware/Spyware/Virus
    • Malware is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system, without the owner's consent.
    • Malware is commonly taken to include computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware and adware.
    • Some malware is used to “hijack” computers to send spam, store illegal data like child pornography, create denial of service (DOS) attacks…
  • RSS & Podcasting
    • RSS is used by (among other things) news websites, weblogs and podcasting.
    • Web feeds provide web content or summaries of web content together with links to the full versions of the content, and other metadata.
    • RSS feeds allow a website's frequent readers to track updates on the site using an RSS Feed Reader.
  • RSS & Podcasting
    • Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio programs or music videos, over the Internet for playback on mobile devices and personal computers.
    • Usually the podcast features one type of "show", with new episodes either sporadically or at planned intervals, such as daily or weekly.
  • Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
    • P2P Networks are typically used to share files from one computer on the Internet to another without the use of a web server.
    • Used primarily for MP3s, movies, pictures
    • Common programs: Bit-Torrent LimeWire, Ares, Morpheus, Grouper, Kazaa, BearShare, eDonkey2000, Shareaza, iMesh, Napster
  • Instant Messenger & Chat
    • Popular Chat Clients
    • MSN Messenger
    • Yahoo! Messenger
    • Google Talk
    • AOL Messenger
    • Jabber
    • Meebo
  • Blogs
    • Weblogging - “ Blogs ”
    • Blogger
    • Wordpress.com
    • Xanga
    • Live Journal
    • Within Social Networks
  • Social Networking
    • What is a Social Network?
    Most social network services are primarily web based and provide a collection of various ways for users to interact, such as chat, messaging, email, video, voice chat, file sharing, blogging, discussion groups, and so on.
  • Facebook Demo
  • Internet Pornography
    • Money
    • Size of the Industry - $57.0 billion world-wide - $12.0 billion US
    • Porn revenue is larger than all combined revenues of all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises.
    • US porn revenue exceeds the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC (6.2 billion)
    • Child pornography generates $3 billion annually
  • Internet Pornography
    • Children's Exposure to Pornography
    • Average age of first Internet exposure to pornography - 11 years old
    • Largest consumer of Internet pornography - 12-17 age group
    • 15-17 year olds having multiple hard-core exposures - 80%
    • 8-16 year olds having viewed porn online - 90% (most while doing homework)
  • Internet Pornography
    • Christians/Pastors
    • 47% of Christians said pornography is a major problem in the home
    • According to Christianity Today the percentage of pastors who visited a porn site. 57% Never, 21% A few times a year, 9% Once in past year, 7% More than a year ago, and 6% Couple times a month or more.
    • 51% of pastors admit that looking at Internet pornography is their biggest temptation. ( Christianity Today, December 2002 )
  • Internet Pornography
    • Ways kids find or stumble upon pornography
    • Web searches
    • File Sharing/download programs
    • Popup ads – pop-under ads
    • Community sites like My Space, Live Journal
    • Gaming web sites
    • Email spam
    • Malware
    • BREAK
    • QUIZ
  • Tips For Parents
    • View the internet the same way as you would view the outside world—would you let your child walk into unknown neighbourhoods alone? Or with your credit card? Or with people you've never met?
    • First, clarify that the internet is NOT a PRIVATE PLACE—it is not a journal or diary. It can be accessible to outsiders. Make sure they know it is and will be accessible to you. Avoid claims of “invasion of privacy.”
    • Set guidelines about internet usage—perhaps limited time?
  • Tips For Parents
    • Monitor your kids' internet habits—check browser history, check MSN conversation history, etc.
    • Keep the internet usage public—keep the computer in a well-travelled area of the house. A computer is not for secrets!
    • Treat internet behaviour as you would real life behaviour—use of language, bullying, etc.
    • Be sensitive to the actions of your child while on the Internet—e.g., becomes nervous or flips screens when an adult comes near then this should send a warning signal that they may be hiding something. Learn chat abbreviations (e.g., “P.O.S.”)
  • Tips For Parents
    • If you become concerned about the Websites your child is visiting or the chat rooms they are accessing, then talk to your child about it. Be sure to explain to your child why you are concerned. Honesty is the best policy.
    • Nothing beats being involved with your kids in open communication. Be aware of what is going on in their real lives as well as computer/internet activity.
    • Dicuss and sign the Internet Safety Contract with your kids.
    • Install monitoring and/or filtering software
  • Tips For Kids
    • Never give out personal information on-line. This can include such things as your address, telephone number, and location of your school or parent's name or their place of employment.
    • Never respond to obnoxious, sexual or menacing E-mails.
    • Never send anyone your picture and don't accept anyone else's picture either.
    • Never agree to get together with someone you "meet" online with out first checking with your parents.
    • Instead of using your real name online think of a code name that you can use.
    • Always use your common sense while online. Remember that you never really know with whom you are talking online.
  • Technology Solutions
    • Better Web Browser
    • Firefox [FREE] (www.mozilla.com/firefox)
    • Why Switch: – 10 reasons (www.switch2firefox.com/whyswitch)
    • #2 – Popup blocking
    • #4 – Simple Privacy/Annoyance Eliminator
    • #5 – Better Bookmarks and History
    • #7 – Customizable and Extendable
  • Technology Solutions
    • Accountability Software
    • X3Watch [FREE] (www.x3watch.com)
    • X3PRO [$14.95US] (www.x3watch.com)
  • Technology Solutions
    • Parental Control Software
    • K9 Web Protection [FREE]
    • Content Control (filtering)
    • Usage Logging
    • Limited Time Control
  • Technology Solutions
    • Parental Control Software
    • SafeEyes [$49.95US/yr]
    • Content Control
    • Usage Logging
    • Time Control
    • Usage Alerts
    • Program Control
    • Free 15 Day Trial
    • Easy to configure with multiple accounts
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  • Danger on Your Desktop Educating and Empowering Parents Towards Internet Safety