Keeping Your Child Safe On The Internet

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  • Keeping Your Child Safe On The Internet

    1. 1. Welcome! <ul><li>Graduated from UT with a degree in Elementary Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom teacher for 22 years: </li></ul><ul><li>Kinder – 1 year </li></ul><ul><li>First – 12 years </li></ul><ul><li>Fourth – 6 years </li></ul><ul><li>Sixth – 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Technology in AISD for 2 years. </li></ul>
    2. 2. Keeping Your Child Safe on the Internet Online Predator Video
    3. 3. Children Love the Internet <ul><li>The Internet can be a wonderful resource for kids. </li></ul><ul><li>They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games. </li></ul><ul><li>Kids who are old enough to punch in a few letters on the keyboard can literally access the world. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Our Goals For Today Are… <ul><li>To give you general information about the internet, including some of the things your child can do online. </li></ul><ul><li>To explain actions you can take as a parent or care giver to keep your family safe online. </li></ul><ul><li>To highlight safety tips you can talk over with your child. </li></ul>
    5. 5. What If I Don’t Know Much About the Internet? <ul><li>Learn everything you can. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your kids to show you where they go. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn chat room lingo (there are many sites online that offer this info). </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of all access you child may have to the Internet. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Mobile Phones… <ul><li>Can be used to visit websites – including chat rooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Can access internet instantly. </li></ul><ul><li>Can take pictures and video and let you send these via email. </li></ul><ul><li>Children need to think carefully before sending images of themselves or friends. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Statistically Speaking <ul><ul><li>&quot;87% of U.S. teens ages 12 to 17 currently use the Internet, representing about 21 million youth. Of those, approximately 11 million teens go online on a daily basis.&quot; (Pew Internet and American Life, &quot;Teens and Technology,&quot; July 27, 2005.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over half (51%) of parents either do not have, or do not know if they have, software on their computers to monitor where their teenagers go online and with whom they interact. (Cox Communications and The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children,“Parents’ Internet Monitoring Study,&quot; February 2005). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>79% of youth unwanted exposure to pornography occurs in the home (Online Victimization of Youth: Five Years Later, 2006). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>65 percent of high school students admit to unsafe, inappropriate, or illegal activities online (Market Wire. November 6, 2006. i-SAFE Inc. December 12, 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>83 percent of parents say there is no excuse for not knowing enough about the Internet to protect your kids or teens (National Attitudinal Poll, Common Sense Media, June 7, 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pamphlet for parents from the attorney general </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/uploadedFiles/Consumers/cybersafety.pdf </li></ul>
    8. 8. Numbers to ponder <ul><li>There are presently well over 50 million websites (sites, not pages). </li></ul><ul><li>The first Netcraft survey in August 1995 found 18,957 hosts. Previous milestones in the survey were reached in April 1997 (1 million sites), February 2000 (10 million), September 2000 (20 million) and July 2001 (30 million). </li></ul>http://www.solucionweb.com
    9. 9. Scary thoughts <ul><li>How many of those 50 million websites do you think are acceptable for your child to view? </li></ul><ul><li>How many do you think are blatantly vulgar? </li></ul><ul><li>How many are “fake” sites where information is presented to be accurate but lacks resources and references to provide proof of their claims? </li></ul>
    10. 10. How can you see where they have been? <ul><li>Set up the Internet History: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to Tools/Internet Options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure the “Days to keep pages in history” setting is fairly high </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>If you suspect your child has accessed inappropriate areas, check the history: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the History Icon (this may look different on other systems) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check the sites listed-make sure they are familiar and appropriate </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Be aware that your child may know more about the internet than you do, and may erase the history to cover his or her tracks. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Hi, V.Funny , LOL!
    14. 14. What is Cyber Bullying? &quot;Cyberbullying&quot; is when a child is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones.
    15. 15. What Can You Do About Cyber Bullying? <ul><li>Do not respond to rude or harassing emails. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep copies of all emails for proof and contact your local law enforcement if necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Use web sites that translate the lingo your children are sending and receiving. </li></ul><ul><li>Block harassing emails. </li></ul><ul><li>Delete their current account and open a new one. The new address should only be given to a few trusted people. </li></ul>
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    17. 17. Report Child Abuse Online <ul><li>Contact your local police </li></ul><ul><li>www.cybertipline.com </li></ul><ul><li>National Center for Missing and Exploited Children- 800.843.5678 </li></ul>
    18. 18. GM, Thx 4 msg. TTYL?
    19. 19. Can Unsuitable Material Be Blocked? <ul><li>What software is available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 10 Filters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well Researched Reviews </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Hi, you have a Gsoh , ROFL !
    21. 21. Your Action Checklist <ul><li>Make sure your child knows the most important safety messages of all: </li></ul>
    22. 22. NEVER go alone to meet someone you’ve met online
    23. 23. NEVER reveal any personal contact details
    24. 24. The Checklist <ul><li>There is no substitute for supervision. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish rules and keep them posted next to the computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the computer in a common room. </li></ul><ul><li>Be positive! </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>Try not to overreact. </li></ul>
    25. 25. The Checklist <ul><li>Consider safeguarding options: blocking, filtering and rating applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your children about what personal information is and why they should never give it out. </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of any other places that your child might be using the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to set parental controls and check history files. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Btw, this is a PM! A/S/L?
    27. 27. How Can I Find Out More Information?
    28. 28. Safety Advice <ul><li>National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – www.missingkids.com </li></ul><ul><li>Childnet – Useful online resources and leaflets for young people and adults. www.childnet-int.org www.chatdanger.com </li></ul>
    29. 29. For Children <ul><li>SafeKids.com – Internet safety tips www.safekids.com </li></ul><ul><li>Cybertipline – Report suspected sexual abuse or pedophiles online www.childtipline.com </li></ul>
    30. 30. HI Btw RU VGL? CU L8r
    31. 31. Gaming <ul><li>Consoles: </li></ul><ul><li>Xbox 360 </li></ul><ul><li>Wii </li></ul><ul><li>Playstation 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Handheld Devices: </li></ul><ul><li>Nintendo DS </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phones </li></ul><ul><li>Sony PSP </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor time and usage </li></ul><ul><li>Multiplayer online games have chat features </li></ul><ul><li>Beware of cyberbullies or “griefers” that bully during multiplayer games online </li></ul><ul><li>Griefer - A griefer is a player who plays a game simply to aggravate and harass other players </li></ul>
    32. 32. 10 tips for dealing with griefers and cyberbullies <ul><li>Ignore them. </li></ul><ul><li>Change game options. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a private game. </li></ul><ul><li>Play on sites with strict rules. </li></ul><ul><li>Do something else. </li></ul><ul><li>Report them to the site. </li></ul><ul><li>Play games that limit griefers. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't fight fire with fire. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using provocative names. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't give out personal information. </li></ul>
    33. 33. Resources <ul><li>WiredSafety.org </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Gamers </li></ul><ul><li>Griefer </li></ul>
    34. 34. What Should You Do About Cyber Bullying? <ul><li>Do not respond to rude or harassing emails. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep copies of all emails for proof and contact your local law enforcement or ISP if necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Use web sites that translate the lingo your children are sending and receiving. </li></ul><ul><li>Block harassing emails. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact your ISP to get the web site removed. </li></ul><ul><li>Delete their current account and open a new one. The new address should only be given to a few trusted people. </li></ul>
    35. 35. Web Playgrounds for the Very Young. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/31/business/31virtual.html
    36. 36. Web Playgrounds of the Very Young <ul><li>Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Webkinz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neopets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Club Penquin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nicktropolis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disney </li></ul></ul>http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2007-02-26-nickelodeon-disney-social-sites_x.htm
    37. 37. Eanes ISD Jeopardy
    38. 38. 100 100 200 200 300 Social Networking Gaming Internet Positives Vocabulary 300 300 300 200 200 100 100
    39. 39. Row 1, Col 1 Don’t give out personal information here. On a Social Network
    40. 40. 1,2 X Box 360, Wii, Computer, Playstation, cell phone, Nintendo DS, PSP Which devices will allow your children to be online?
    41. 41. 1,3 Easy Access to Information (to do homework!) How does the Internet help with school work?
    42. 42. 1,4 Chatroom A place to share information via text with a group of other users
    43. 43. 2,1 Never go alone to meet someone you have met online. What is the most important safety message of all?
    44. 44. 2,2 A player who plays only to aggravate or harass other players. What is a griefer or cyberbully?
    45. 45. 2,3 Positive relationships over a long distance. How can the Internet help you to communicate?
    46. 46. 2,4 Whispering What is a One on One Chat?
    47. 47. 3,1 When they are carefully monitored When are Social Networks good?
    48. 48. 3,2 Ignore them, Change gaming options, report them to a site, don’t give out personal info, avoid provocative names, go outside and play. What is a good way to deal with a cyberbully?
    49. 49. 3,3 Enhances creative thinking How does using the Internet allow kids to succeed in the 21st Century?
    50. 50. 3,4 POS What is Instant Messaging for Parents Over Shoulder?
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