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Internet Safety; A Guide for Parents & Teachers


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Keeping kids safer online by educating parents and teachers about the dangers of the WWW. By: Mark White

Keeping kids safer online by educating parents and teachers about the dangers of the WWW. By: Mark White

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  • 1. Internet Safety: A Guide for Parents & Teachers By: Mark White
  • 2.
    • Unlimited Educational Resources
    • Learning about other places and cultures
    • Stay in touch with family and friends
      • Web Pages, Chat Rooms, Email, Video Conferencing & Sharing, Photo Sharing (Flickr, Picasa, etc.), Blogging
    • Make new friends
      • Chat Rooms, Video Sharing (YouTube, etc.), Photo Sharing, Blogs
    • Work from home
    • More can be accomplished in less time
      • Business Transactions
      • Researching
      • Communication
      • Purchasing
      • Monitoring Bank Accounts & Stocks
    Some Positives About the Internet
  • 3. Communicating the Generation Y Way
  • 4. Communicating the Generation Y Way
  • 5. Communicating the Generation Y Way
  • 6. Communicating the Generation Y Way
  • 7. Can You Hear Me Now?
  • 8.
    • Text Messaging
    • (SMS – Short Messaging Service)
    • Web Pages
    • E-mail
    • Instant Messaging – AOL IM, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Messenger, ICQ, etc.
    • Blogging – MySpace, Friendster, Facebook, yFly, Twitter, etc.
    The Communication Generation
  • 9.
    • Podcasting – iTunes, Podcast, etc.
    • Video Sharing – YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Video, etc.
    • Wikis – Wikipedia, PB Wiki, etc.
    • Gaming Communities – Runescape, etc.
    The Communication Generation
  • 10. Text Messaging (SMS)
  • 11. Also known as Short Message Service (SMS), a service available on most digital mobile phones and other mobile devices that permits the sending of short text messages. “ Ooh look, his first text message.” Text Messaging (SMS)
  • 12. Instant Messaging Also known as IM , a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. The text is conveyed via computers connected over a network such as the Internet .
  • 13.
    • AOL Instant Messenger
    • ICQ
    • MSN Messenger
    • Windows Messenger
    • Yahoo IM
    • Google Talk
    • Skype
    Instant Messaging Software You’re a model? Cool! I’m a Chippendale’s Dancer. I also race speed boats. What’s your sign?
  • 14. Blog A user-generated website where entries are made in journal style. Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news.
  • 15.
    • MySpace
    • Xanga
    • Friendster
    • Facebook
    • Tagged
    • yFly
    • Bebo
    • YouTube (video sharing)
    • Flickr (photo sharing)
    Some Blog Sites
  • 16. Podcast A media file that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds (RSS), for playback on portable media players and personal computers .
  • 17.
    • iTunes Podcasts
    • Podcast Net
    • The Podcast Network
    • Podcast Directory
    • Podcast Alley
    • Podcast Pickle
    • Yahoo Podcasts
    • Podcasting News
    Some Podcast Sites
  • 18. Wiki A website that allows the visitors themselves to easily add, remove, and otherwise edit and change available content.
  • 19.
    • Wikipedia
    • PBwiki
    • TWiki
    • Yu-Gi-Oh! Wikia
    • FlexWiki
    • Wikia
    • WikiBios
    Some Wiki Sites
  • 20. Surfing the Web...
  • 21. Are your children getting in over their heads surfing the Web? Are Your Children Aware of the Dangers That Lurk?
  • 22. Identity Theft
  • 23. How is an Identity Stolen? Attempting to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Phishing Typically carried out using email or an instant message , and often directs users to a website.
  • 24. A hacker 's attack aiming to redirect a website 's traffic to another (bogus) website . Pharming Pharming has become of major concern to businesses hosting ecommerce and online banking websites How is an Identity Stolen?
  • 25. Spam Spam refers to junk e-mail or unsolicited e-mail. Similar abuses in other media: instant messaging spam , Usenet newsgroup spam , Web search engine spam , spam in blogs , mobile phone messaging spam , etc.
  • 26. Cyberbullying Bullying and harassment by use of electronic devices though means of e-mail , instant messaging , text messages , blogs , mobile phones , pagers , and websites .
  • 27.
    • Cyberbullying : Feathers in the Wind
    Cyberbullying Video Clip
  • 28.
    • Peer-to-peer or file-sharing programs allow you to share you files with others on the Internet – and vice versa.
      • Be wary about downloading files just as you would an e-mail attachment from a stranger
      • File-sharing networks create a risk for computer viruses or harmful code to be shared
      • Movies, songs, video games and other items on the Web are protected by copyright laws
      • If misconfigured, some file-sharing programs may expose your entire hard drive to all other users of the file-sharing software.
  • 29.
    • LimeWire
    • Morpheus
    • Kazaa
    File-Sharing Software
  • 30. Pornography and Your Children
  • 31.
      • Make sure your computer is located in a high-traffic area in the house. This includes laptops and other wireless devices
      • Communicate with your children about what pornography is and why it is inappropriate for them.
      • Teach your child “Internal Filtering Mechanisms” and how to avoid pornography on the Web.
      • Check your home computer for signs that these types of sites have visited
    Basic Things that Parents Can Do
  • 32. Checking Your Computer for Sexually-Explicit Material Your computer has a powerful search function which can indicate if someone has visited pornographic Web sites. In Windows, click on the Start button in the lower left hand of your monitor, and slide up to search, and slide over to "files and folders." Search Your Computer
  • 33. Checking Your Computer for Sexually-Explicit Material Select “All files and folders” from the window that appears. Search Your Computer Continued...
  • 34. Search for Cookies You can inspect the folder where cookies are to look for any lewdly-named or suspicious cookies. Type in the word cookie in the search field and hit "search now." Make sure the "Look in" setting is set to look in your primary hard drive, usually "C," although you may want to repeat the search in any additional hard drives. Checking Your Computer for Sexually-Explicit Material
  • 35. Most Web images are in a format that ends with either .jpg or .gif, such as "bicycle.jpg" or "vase.gif". When you view a Web site, these images are stored in various places on your hard drive. To find all such images in your hard drive, put an asterisk followed by a period in front of the name of the image format in the search window. Search for Images Checking Your Computer for Sexually-Explicit Material
  • 36. Open your web browser (Internet Explorer) and select “Tools” and “Internet Options” Search Your Browser Another Way to Check Your Computer for Sexually-Explicit Material
  • 37. Select “Settings” from the “Browsing history” section. Search Your Browser Continued... Another Way to Check Your Computer for Sexually-Explicit Material
  • 38. Select “View files” and a list of cookies and picture files will appear and show the web sites where the files originated. *Note: if there are very few of them, someone is most likely deleting them from the Temporary Internet Files folder. Another Way to Check Your Computer for Sexually-Explicit Material Search Your Browser Continued...
  • 39.
    • Explain that there is explicit material on the Internet, but it is not appropriate for the child to view or seek it out
    • Search engine results, even for innocent topics, may occasionally include links to inappropriate Web sites
    • Teach your child to recognize lewd wording and other clues to avoid actually viewing the sites
    • Teach them to recognize and avoid opening sexually-explicit spam email
    Techniques for Teaching Your Child How to Use the Web Responsibly
  • 40.
    • Bookmark child-safe Web sites – Yahooligans, Ask Kids, Kids Click, etc.
    • Teach children to never open e-mail from someone they don't know.
    • If you or your child receives a message that is harassing, of a sexual nature, or threatening, forward a copy of the message to your ISP, and ask for assistance.
    Techniques for Teaching Your Child How to Use the Web Responsibly
  • 41.
    • Develop household rules for use of the computer:
      • How much time is allowed on the Web
      • Acceptable vs. unacceptable activities
      • What information should not be given out
      • What the child should do if something makes him or her uncomfortable
      • Be a good role model; technology savvy children may be able to tell if a parent has visited sexually-explicit sites
      • Create an environment where the child can confide in you without fear of being punished
    Techniques for Teaching Your Child How to Use the Web Responsibly
  • 42.
    • Your Web browser software (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, etc.) contains very little or NO history.
    • There are several Web browsers installed on your computer.
    • Temporary files are deleted from the temporary folder
    • Web Browser search bar history is deleted
    Less Obvious Signs that Internet No, No's are Taking Place
  • 43. Software Filters Software filters work by blocking access to Web sites with unacceptable content or language. They are imperfect and depend to some extent on the Web sites' honesty in classifying themselves as x-rated.
    • Examples:
    • Net Nanny
    • Cyber Patrol
    • Surf Patrol
    “ The Government’s Launched a free Online filter to protect children from Internet Nasties…Um…Could you show me how to download it…?”
  • 44. Keystroke Tracking Keystroke tracking programs are spy software that monitor every word typed, every program launched and every Web site visited. They do not censor the content, but rather send a report to the parent or person who installed the spy program.
    • Examples:
    • Investigator
    • Spector Pro
    • Key Ghost
  • 45. “ I just can’t communicate with my child anymore. It’s like she speaks another language.” What Else Can Parents & Teachers Do?
  • 46.
    • Learn the Lingo – Learn text Messaging (SMS)
    • Take Interest & Be Approachable
    • Be Willing to Try New Things
      • Create Your Own Blog or Web site
      • Post to Groups & Wikis
      • Subscribe to Podcasts
    • Ask Your Children to Teach You
    • Keep Communication Lines Open
    More Tips that May Help
  • 47.
    • “Amy’s Choice”
    • “Julie’s Journey”
    True Stories About Online Predators
  • 48.
    • “Friends 24 Hours a Day”
    • “Addicted to Facebook ”
    About MySpace & Facebook
  • 49. What Can Parents Do About Their Child's Blogs MySpace Parent Site Pages/SafetyTips.aspx# Facebook Parent Site
  • 50.
    • Go to www. myspace. com
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page.
    • Select “Safety Tips”
    MySpace Tips for Parents
  • 51.
    • There are two tabs located on the page that appears.
    • One of the tabs is labeled “Safety Tips.” There are several links to other websites that will help.
    • The other tab is labeled “Tips for Parents.” Select this tab.
    MySpace Tips for Parents
  • 52.
    • Read through the tips for parents and the several links to websites for parents.
    • There is also a link to remove your child’s profile from this site.
    MySpace Tips for Parents
  • 53. For More Information Visit My Internet Safety Website
  • 54. Credits
  • 55. Credits Continued