Children and Online Safety By: Alan Dang
Dangers of the Web <ul><li>Online Predators </li></ul><ul><li>Myspace </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Chat ro...
Filters <ul><ul><li>$75 million in sales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blocks key words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blocks a l...
Networking Websites <ul><li>Two largest: myspace and facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Must be at least 14 to join myspace </li><...
Chat Rooms <ul><li>Common among kids </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to target children </li></ul><ul><li>“ To Catch a Predator” </...
Organizations <ul><li>Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA)  </li></ul><ul><li>Members from US and UK </li></ul><ul><...
Organizations <ul><li>Perverted Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Targets online predators </li></ul><ul><li>235 predators caught ...
Consequences <ul><li>Registered sex offender for life </li></ul><ul><li>Fines range from $1,000 to $100,000 </li></ul><ul>...
Laws <ul><li>Communications Decency Act (CDA) of 1996  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prohibited posting of indecent material on we...
References <ul><li>[1] (2007). WORLD INTERNET USAGE AND POPULATION STATISTICS. Retrieved November 18, 2007, from Internet ...
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Children and Online Safety

  1. 1. Children and Online Safety By: Alan Dang
  2. 2. Dangers of the Web <ul><li>Online Predators </li></ul><ul><li>Myspace </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Chat rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Obscene websites </li></ul><ul><li>Pornography </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Crime </li></ul>
  3. 3. Filters <ul><ul><li>$75 million in sales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blocks key words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blocks a list of known websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only for web sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ineffective </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Networking Websites <ul><li>Two largest: myspace and facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Must be at least 14 to join myspace </li></ul><ul><li>Myspace is more open </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook is more private </li></ul><ul><li>Myspace works with law enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Doe vs myspace </li></ul>
  5. 5. Chat Rooms <ul><li>Common among kids </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to target children </li></ul><ul><li>“ To Catch a Predator” </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =_Pf2r3YkxaA </li></ul>
  6. 6. Organizations <ul><li>Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA) </li></ul><ul><li>Members from US and UK </li></ul><ul><li>Members include AOL, Microsoft, Verizon, British Telecom </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced a labeling system for websites </li></ul>
  7. 7. Organizations <ul><li>Perverted Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Targets online predators </li></ul><ul><li>235 predators caught to date </li></ul><ul><li>Average of 25 arrests per month </li></ul><ul><li>Displays detailed information about sex offenders </li></ul>
  8. 8. Consequences <ul><li>Registered sex offender for life </li></ul><ul><li>Fines range from $1,000 to $100,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Jail time range from one year to life </li></ul>
  9. 9. Laws <ul><li>Communications Decency Act (CDA) of 1996 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prohibited posting of indecent material on web pages, chat rooms, forums, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did not target pornography specifically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ruled unconstitutional in violation of the first amendment and free speech </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Child Online Protection Act (COPA) in 1998 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose was to protect minors from sexual content being accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Was too broad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Followed the fate of the CDA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in 1999 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed a limit on children's exposure to obscene content on web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools that received “E-Rate’ funding from the government were to install filters on computers or risk losing discounted funding </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>[1] (2007). WORLD INTERNET USAGE AND POPULATION STATISTICS. Retrieved November 18, 2007, from Internet World Stats Web site: http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm </li></ul><ul><li>[2] (2007). Pornography Statistics. Retrieved November 18, 2007, from Family Safe Media Web site: http://familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html#anchor2 </li></ul><ul><li>[3] (2007). Facebook | Factsheet. Retrieved November 18, 2007, from Facebook Web site: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?factsheet </li></ul><ul><li>[4] Allen Salkin,  Happy Blitt contributed research.. (2006, December 13). Web Site Hunts Pedophiles, and TV Goes Along.  New York Times  (Late Edition (east Coast)),  p. A.1.  </li></ul><ul><li>[5] A J Roberts (2004). Cases: Criminal Internet Regulation and Free Speech--United States.  The Criminal Law Review, 1059-1060.  </li></ul><ul><li>[6] Caywood, Carolyn (2001). The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA): testimony of Carolyn Caywood.  Teacher Librarian,   28 (5), 53-57.  </li></ul><ul><li>[7] ICRA: ICRA unveils new system to make Internet safer; Large, complex websites now able to simply identify content via digital labels, encouraging safer, filtered Internet browsing. (12  July). M2 Presswire, 1.  </li></ul><ul><li>[8] Kimberly J Mitchell,  David Finkelhor,  Janis Wolak. (2003). The exposure of youth to unwanted sexual material on the Internet: A national survey of risk, impact, and prevention. Youth and Society,  34 (3), 330-358.  </li></ul><ul><li>[9] Lengel, A (2005, November 4). Rabbi, Teacher Lose Jobs After Taping. Washington Post , p. B02. </li></ul><ul><li>[10] Max Hailperin (1999). The COPA battle and the future of free speech.  Association for Computing Machinery. Communications of the ACM,   42 (1), 24-25.  </li></ul><ul><li>[11] Michael Males (2000). Mythology and Internet filtering. Teacher Librarian,  28 (2), 16-18.  </li></ul><ul><li>[12] MySpace Did Not Have Duty to Protect Girl through Online Safety Measures. (2007, May). Computer and Internet Lawyer,   24 (5), 30-31.  </li></ul><ul><li>[13] Poulsen, K (2006, 02, 27). A MySpace Cheat Sheet for Parents. Wired News , http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2006/02/70287 </li></ul><ul><li>[14] Richard A. Webster (2007, January 26). Teen Targets: Sexual predators go online to find victims.  The Journal : the Community News of Jefferson Parish, p. 1.  </li></ul><ul><li>[15] Images provided by Microsoft Clip Art </li></ul>

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