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    1. 1. Internet Awareness
    2. 2. Aims <ul><li>A Better Informed Carer of young people </li></ul><ul><li>Better Informed of the pros and cons of the internet </li></ul><ul><li>With Your Questions Answered </li></ul>
    3. 3. These Are Not My Aims <ul><li>To make you a super geek </li></ul><ul><li>To explain the whole of the internet in one session </li></ul><ul><li>Not wanting to ban your young person from the internet forever </li></ul>
    4. 4. Who Is Max Cross? <ul><ul><li>IT Consultant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Youth Worker </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dad </li></ul><ul><li>Geek </li></ul><ul><li>All Round Nice Guy? </li></ul>
    5. 5. A Guided Tour Of The Young Persons Internet
    6. 6. Email <ul><li>Email address used to access other services </li></ul><ul><li>PC based email </li></ul><ul><li>Online email </li></ul><ul><li>,, etc etc </li></ul>
    7. 7. Social Networks
    8. 8. www. Socia Bookmarking In Plain English
    9. 9. Social Network Sites <ul><li>The Top Three (+ many more) </li></ul><ul><li>96% 9-17s ( trends spotting @ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Create Their Own Web Presence </li></ul><ul><li>Quick to network with friends of friends </li></ul><ul><li>Diary like updates </li></ul><ul><li>Share videos and photos </li></ul>
    10. 10. Instant Messaging (IM)
    11. 11. Instant Messaging (IM) <ul><li>More often referred to as MSN </li></ul><ul><li>More popular (particularly MSN) with younger children then social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Tendency to say things they wouldn’t say in person </li></ul><ul><li>Two types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software on PC (MSN Messenger) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website based (Chat rooms) </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Instant Messaging - Software <ul><li>Free sign up with a provider using email address </li></ul><ul><li>MSN Software often already installed on new PCs </li></ul><ul><li>Must add or accept friends onto your chat list </li></ul><ul><li>Tendency to add/trust friends of friends </li></ul>
    13. 13. Messaging Chat Rooms - Websites <ul><li>No additional software needed </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes need to sign up to a free account </li></ul><ul><li>Just like walking into a room of people </li></ul><ul><li>Can chat to anyone who is the room </li></ul><ul><li>Often see all conversations going on </li></ul>
    14. 14. Blogs
    15. 15. www. Blogs In Plain English
    16. 16. Blogs <ul><li>The word Blog comes from weB log (Diary) </li></ul><ul><li>News sites for fans of stars </li></ul><ul><li>Follow friends blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Independent blog sites, but also part of other sites like MySpace & Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Less popular with younger children </li></ul>
    17. 17. Music & Video
    18. 18. <ul><li>YouTube by far the most popular </li></ul><ul><li>Google Video, Yahoo Video, etc, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Upload videos from phones </li></ul><ul><li>Early days for Copyright issues </li></ul><ul><li>Very few legal UK download sites </li></ul>Video
    19. 19. <ul><li>iTunes by far the most popular </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon, Napster, etc, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Many, many illegal download sites </li></ul>Music
    20. 20. Internet Games <ul><li>Role playing games </li></ul><ul><li>Xbox, Playstation 3, wii </li></ul><ul><li>Internet enabled games like </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World of Warcraft </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet based games </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Runescape </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Meet Matt <ul><li>Age: 16 (last month, at last  ) </li></ul><ul><li>Lives: Portsmouth </li></ul><ul><li>Likes: Footie, PFC, Girls who know their own mind </li></ul><ul><li>Dislikes: Goths, Emos, Guys who can’t cry. </li></ul><ul><li>Wants To: Chat with girls and boys who are up for a laugh. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Email <ul><li>Matt set up a free email address using He could have used, or many others. </li></ul>
    23. 23. MySpace <ul><li>Matt used his free email to set up a MySpace page to catch up with his footie mates and find new bands. He swaps his email with others to chat on MSN. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Internet Games <ul><li>Matt’s not a big games guy, but he does have spats where he will spend the whole weekend on World of Warcraft </li></ul>
    25. 25. YouTube <ul><li>Matt is loving YouTube. He and his mates upload videos from parties and days out that they film on their phones. He puts the best videos onto MySpace and FaceBook. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Bebo <ul><li>Matt uses bebo to chat and swap MSN names. He plays it cool In bebo because he tends to chat with older girls here . </li></ul>
    27. 27. <ul><li>MSN is often the first area Matt will use when he turns on the PC. He has 83 friends, most of whom he met on the internet. He has a webcam so his mates can see him and he them. It’s great. </li></ul>MSN
    28. 28. Facebook <ul><li>Matt's been using facebook much more recently. He mainly catches up with his new college mates here and keeps his own blog up to date. </li></ul>
    29. 29. <ul><li>Matt uses iTunes but that does cost money so he uses other sites to get FREE music too. He and his mates send each other links to these sites. Sometimes they require downloading software but they do seem to work most of the time. </li></ul>Music
    30. 30. Blogs <ul><li>Matt uses blogs to check on Pompey, his team. He Also follows some bands blogs and leaves comments. </li></ul>
    31. 31. Chat Rooms <ul><li>Matt rarely goes into chat rooms, but occasionally talks in footie chat rooms. It mainly consist of putting right the opponents of his team. </li></ul>
    32. 32. Matt’s Network Of Mates
    33. 33. The Internet It’s A Jungle Out There
    34. 34. Remember Matt? <ul><li>Lets look at some of the issues Matt might comes across, as he uses the internet. </li></ul>
    35. 35. Email <ul><li>Matt seems to get a lot of Junk Mail (Spam). </li></ul><ul><li>He put his email address on blogs and websites. </li></ul><ul><li>Friends send him games by email and sometimes say they didn’t send them, that’s spam to. </li></ul><ul><li>He gets lot of email offering him easy money but he’s not that daft. </li></ul>
    36. 36. MySpace <ul><li>Matt loves MySpace and pretty much adds anyone who ask to be his friend, now that’s a bad idea. </li></ul><ul><li>His profile is public, that’s daft. Anyone in the world can see where he lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the “friends” pages he visits are less then savoury but everyone seems to follow them anyway. </li></ul>
    37. 37. MySpace Claims to be 16 years old Information Identified Age: Town:
    38. 38. My Space Information Identified Age: Town:
    39. 39. <ul><li>Matt uses iTunes but that does cost money. </li></ul><ul><li>He uses other sites to. get FREE music. </li></ul><ul><li>He and his mates send each other links to these sites. Sometimes they require downloading software but they do seem to work most of the time. </li></ul>Music
    40. 40. Bebo <ul><li>Matt doesn't use bebo that much but once again his profile is open to the public. </li></ul><ul><li>He also chats about his favourite hangouts in town. So now people where he goes. </li></ul>
    41. 41. Bebo Claims to be 19 years old Information Identified Age: Town:
    42. 42. Facebook <ul><li>Matt joined his school group, so everyone knows what school he goes to. </li></ul><ul><li>He joined a group to save the rain forests. They can now see all his mates. </li></ul><ul><li>His blog talks about his family, school and of course football. So that’s more information we have. </li></ul>
    43. 43. YouTube <ul><li>The party videos he uploads don’t show him in a good light. </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace where he uploads the videos I often searched by prospective employees and colleges along with other sites. </li></ul>
    44. 44. Internet Games <ul><li>Matt’s keeping his game playing down to eight hours a week. </li></ul><ul><li>But he knows some of his mates who prefer the pretend life in WoW over their real life. </li></ul>
    45. 45. <ul><li>With the amount of friends Matt has on MSN, there is no way he knows them all personally. </li></ul><ul><li>Webcams are great for family but do you really want a live stream on the internet? </li></ul>MSN
    46. 46. So What Do We Know About Matt? <ul><li>The School he goes to </li></ul><ul><li>The team he supports </li></ul><ul><li>The bands he likes </li></ul><ul><li>Where he lives </li></ul><ul><li>Where he hangs out </li></ul><ul><li>Who his friends are </li></ul><ul><li>How old he is </li></ul><ul><li>Who his family are </li></ul><ul><li>We have video & photos </li></ul>
    47. 47. Is This A Big Deal? <ul><li>Matt’s a 16 year old boy </li></ul><ul><li>What if he was </li></ul><ul><li>15 year old girl </li></ul><ul><li>13 year old boy </li></ul><ul><li>10 year old girl </li></ul><ul><li>8 year old boy </li></ul><ul><li>40 year old man! </li></ul>
    48. 48. Matt Does Not Exist <ul><li>I Set Up The Fake Email </li></ul><ul><li>I Set Up The Fake MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>I Set Up The Fake bebo </li></ul><ul><li>I Set Up The Fake FaceBook </li></ul><ul><li>Would your child have known the difference? </li></ul>FAKE
    49. 49. OK You Scared Me But What's The Answer <ul><li>Technical </li></ul><ul><li>Parenting </li></ul>
    50. 50. Information Is Private <ul><li>Teach your young person that their identity and image is private. </li></ul><ul><li>Treat the internet like a public room. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You wouldn’t talk to strangers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You wouldn’t put photos of yourself everywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You wouldn’t leave your mobile number or address on display in public. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You wouldn’t leave your diary open in public. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take an interest and become their internet friend. </li></ul><ul><li>Role play </li></ul>
    51. 51. Open Door Policy <ul><li>Maybe bedrooms are not the place for computers? </li></ul><ul><li>Could you have all computers in one room? </li></ul><ul><li>Open door policy for you and them! </li></ul>
    52. 52. Adopt A Geek <ul><li>How to find a geek </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They don’t get out much so they often have pale skin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solitary animals rarely seen in packs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ring them immediately after Dr Who is on TV, they will be in. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Female geeks rarer, but can be found if you hunt hard enough </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Invite a geek over for dinner </li></ul>
    53. 53. Tech Alert – Software <ul><li>Anti Virus Software </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Walls </li></ul><ul><li>Spyware Remover </li></ul><ul><li>Spam filter </li></ul><ul><li>Nanny software </li></ul>
    54. 54. That’s All Folks