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Parenting in digital world


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Parenting in digital world

  1. 1. Images source: Nathalie Noret, YHGfL/ABA Cyberbullying Conference
  2. 2. What worries you?
  3. 3. Quick Quiz What is: • KIK • POS • POSW • ASL • LMIRL • PIR • Notch • IM • GTAIV • Habbo Hotel • Binweevils • BBM
  4. 4. It was discovered that Hannah actually posted 90% of the abuse herself.
  5. 5. Daniel Perry Blackmailed over Skype. Tricked into sending images. Trend for this type of crime is increasing.
  6. 6. Sites
  7. 7. Which devices?
  8. 8. The social network
  9. 9. What they like to do….
  10. 10. How they access the web
  11. 11. Why do you need to be here?
  12. 12. Children need new strategies for: Source: Munch, Poke and Ping report
  13. 13. Recent trends online in EU • • • • • • • • • Cyberbullying, sexting Hate sites Pro-anorexic sites Self harm sites Drug forums Suicide sites Identity theft Grooming Lack of Parental engagement Source: EU Kids Online Report, 2013
  14. 14. What are we seeing in UK • SNS is becoming number 1 platform for bullying (80% in some cases) and taking a huge amount of man power to resolve. • Mobile usage and data • IM use via SN • Chatrooms and message boards • Email • Webcams • Video hosting sites • Games (and online content) • Consoles and games devices • Virtual worlds
  15. 15. Barriers against children reporting abuse: May not be listened to Embarrassment May not be believed Unable to communicate the abuse Adults might tell someone else Not knowing who to tell Understanding or recognising abuse Fear of consequences Adults not sympathetic Lack of control Previous/current Believe it is their own experience of racism fault
  16. 16. Social Networking
  17. 17. Examples of cyberbullying and SN Source:
  18. 18. Social Networking Risks  Sharing personal information  Unwanted contact  Unhealthy networking  Inappropriate content  Overuse
  19. 19. Tips  Security settings need to be set to “Friends only”, that includes - comments, posts and photos  These “Friends” need to be people they know and trust in the real world  Content - Only post content and photos they wouldn't mind showing you!  Try your very best to be “Friends” with your child on Facebook  Learn how to report an issue directly to Facebook  Trend: Children moving from facebook to sites like bebo which are not as well known…or old.
  20. 20. Gaming
  21. 21. Risks  Inappropriate content and language (de-sensitised to swearing, sex, violence, gambling, drugs)  Unwanted contact  Overuse Leaky services such as Dropbox
  22. 22. Take control….  Leave all gaming devices in a family space where possible – the loss of control starts when TV and other media given to children, put in rooms with no rules, limits or acceptable use.  Open up communication - talk about the games  Remember that people lie online and they are not always who they say they are  Remember that people can be mean online and don’t always have their best interests at heart  Ask them to never give out personal information  Set parental controls, ESPECIALLY AT CHRISTMAS with new hardware  Set time limits on how long they can game for. Allow time for non-technology based activities and allow an hour ‘screen free’ time before bed
  23. 23. PEGI PEGI (The Pan-European Game Information age rating system) was established in 2003 to help European parents make informed choices Violence - Game contains depictions of violence Discrimination - Game contains depictions of, or material which may encourage, discrimination Sex - Game depicts nudity and/or sexual behaviour or sexual references Drugs - Game refers to or depicts the use of drugs Fear - Game may be frightening or scary for young children Bad Language - Game contains bad language
  24. 24. Instant Messaging and Private Chat
  25. 25. Risks  Unwanted contact  Webcam capability – is this safe?  Private moments  Usage
  26. 26. Take control…  Remember never to accept people they don’t know and trust in the real world  Giving out personal information can be dangerous. They need to treat personal information such as the school they go to or their location like their tooth brush and not share it with anyone!  Ask them not to webcam with people they do not know from the real world and turn the webcam off after use!  Know how to report a problem and delete people that make them feel uncomfortable
  27. 27. Mobile Technology The most popular mobile for children in schools is overwhelmingly…..?
  28. 28. Functions Chat Location
  29. 29. Risks  Images taken and uploaded – sexting – sex offenders register  Location  Personal messaging  Usage / addiction
  30. 30. Take control  Is my child old enough to have a mobile phone? Set boundaries - peer pressure for kids and adults  Before buying your child a mobile, find out what functions it has – Internet, private messaging, built in applications  Set parental controls where required  Set mobile rules - no mobile phone in the bedroom at night, mobile free time before bed, no use after lights out
  31. 31. Support and Report Report suspected online grooming – this could sexual chat, a child being asked to do something that makes them feel uncomfortable or someone insisting on meeting up Peer to peer support network for young people who are being bullied
  32. 32. Simple steps to protection  I have asked my child to show me sites they use  I have asked my child to set the security settings on all the technologies they use  I have asked my child to only accept people they know and trust in the real world as online “Friends”  I have set safe settings on our computer/laptop and set adult content filters on my child’s smart phone  My child has agreed to tell me if they are worried about something online
  33. 33. Finally…. • Play on the Internet with your kids. • Communicate with your children before they start accessing the Internet, education is more powerful than locking down everything • Choose with whom your kids can interact with online. • Locate the family computer in an open area in your home. • Approve all files your child wants to upload to the Internet—and keep files secure. • Keep current on the latest technologies. • Gradually let your kids try new programs and Web sites that you have approved. • Keep passwords and all personal information private. • Stay involved • Get them to show you!
  34. 34. More resources…. ISP filtering (Call your service provider, they can help) Browser filtering (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome…all have features to help) Search engine filtering Operating system filtering – windows live family safety Links to help • • • • • • • •
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  36. 36. Contact @dan_bowen