Traffic Light cont.• Yellow: Proceed with caution - “wear you cyber thinking cap” - netiquette• Red: Avoid - child pornography, child molesters, cyber stalking, harassers - topics on family to family basis (hate, violence, drugs, guns, alcohol, tobacco gambling, bomb building, cults, satanic materials)
Educational Ramifications/Tips /Ways to Protect• Best protection is to avoid which is unrealistic.• Set up rules for students to follow (Acceptable Use Policy)• Never give out personal info or send pics.• Encourage a student to tell a parent, teacher, or another adult if you feel uncomfortable.• Never plan to meet someone you don’t know that you met online.• Filter sites and use filtering software: Software to Monitor (CyberSmart, Cyber Patrol, Surf Watch, and Creepsquash)• Have an Acceptable Use Policy set upOnline Safety Quiz
Educational Ramifications/Tips/Ways to Protect• Teach responsibility and how to search safely (key words)• Book marking sites for students will allow them access to correct sites.• Students also need to be taught not all information is accurate.
Warning Signs• Find porn/ inappropriate materials on a computer.• Receive private calls, packages, letters, messages.• Switches the monitor when you enter or get near the computer• Becomes withdrawn.• Uses online account of another
How can parents help?• Educators and parents need to help educate students about proper online etiquette.• Parents and teachers should work together to help the students.• Look for warning signs or changes in behavior.• Keep an eye on what each student/child is doing online.• Look at search history/install tracking software.• Constant remind students of rules 7 traffic light rules (netiquette).