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Tech Boot Camp 10.3.11


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Safe Searching for Information, Images, and Video; YouTube Safety

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Tech Boot Camp 10.3.11

  1. 1. Safe Searching and YouTube for Kids<br />Technology Boot Camp<br />Marsha Harris<br />Megan Howard<br />(and special guest, emerson)<br />
  2. 2. Emerson – Trinity Sixth Grader <br />Safe Searching <br />and Technology:<br /> A Sixth Grade Student’s Perspective <br />
  3. 3. YouTube: Safety Mode <br />Gives users the option to choose not to see mature content that they may find offensive<br />Blocks videos with mature content or that have been age-restricted from appearing in video search, related videos, playlists, shows and films. <br />Uses community flagging to hide objectionable comments and porn-image detection to identify and hide inappropriate content. <br />Does not remove content from the site but keeps it off the page for users who opt in to Safety Mode<br />
  4. 4. YouTube: Why Safety Mode <br />Auto Fill (or) Auto Complete in YouTube<br />Multiple Browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Etc)<br />Collapsed Comments (words and links)<br />From “Barbie” to “Barbies” to “Barbies Today”<br />
  5. 5. Safe Searching at Trinity<br />School-wide: <br />Barracuda Web Filter – hardware<br />Instruction in Tech Lab and Classrooms <br />Sixth Grade Tablet PC:<br />Webroot – school-installed software which filters content from the cloud/internet to their personal computer. It follows them EVERYWHERE.<br />Instruction in Classrooms and Media Classes <br />
  6. 6. Monitoring/Filtering/Blocking Software<br />Blocks specific sites per your request<br />Tracks sites visited<br />Filters specific words/phrases<br />YouTube and Video Alert! It’s very difficult to filter VIDEO content without specific tags and/or comments attached to it.<br />
  7. 7. Filtering, Blocking and Monitoring<br />They don’t catch everything<br />They catch too much<br />Kids can defeat them<br />Kids resent them<br />They give you a false sense of security<br />They’re a form of censorship <br />There’s always a friend’s (or brother or sister’s) computer <br />
  8. 8. Proximity and Time<br />Ultimately YOU are in control of what your children are doing online!<br />Family Computer Location?<br />How long are they online? Some monitoring software can control this.<br />
  9. 9. Browsers and Search Engines for Kids<br />Browsers<br />KidZui<br />PicLuk<br />Kido’z<br />Search Engines<br />
  10. 10. Talk to Your Kids<br />Help kids find positive and safe sites<br />Kidzui (kid friendly search engine)<br />Don’t let your young children search alone<br />YOU are the best filter<br />Find the right filter<br />Net Nanny, CYBERsitter, and CyberPatrol all have good reviews<br />Set the content filters on your browser<br />Safari, Explorer, Firefox, Chrome<br />Set the content filters on your search engine<br />Google, Bing, Yahoo<br />
  11. 11. Google Safe Search<br />How to Enable Google SafeSearch Filter<br />1. Go to Google Search Preferences page.<br />2. In the SafeSearch Filtering section, choose the SafeSearch level you’d like to use:<br />Use strict filtering (Filter both explicit text and explicit images)<br />Use moderate filtering (Filter explicit images only – default behavior)<br />Do not filter my search results<br />3. Click “Save Preferences” at the bottom of the page.<br />
  12. 12. Virtual Trinity<br />Subscription Websites that require a username and password can be found on the Virtual Trinity section of Trinity’s website ( <br />Visit Virtual Trinity on the web to utilize this great resource.<br />
  13. 13. Google Suggestions<br /><br />
  14. 14. Now It’s Your Turn!<br />QUESTIONS? Comments? ideas?<br />Marsha Harris (<br />Megan Howard<br />( <br />