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Internet  Safety Guidelines for Parents  Jeff Dungan  Dan Everett Kris Sheehan
Safety Tips for 5 - 7 Year Old Children <ul><li>5 to 7 Year Old Children: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>should not be online alone...
Safety Tips for 8 - 10 Year Old Children <ul><li>8 - 10 Year Old Children: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>lack the critical thinkin...
<ul><li>11 - 13 Year Old Children: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>feel in control when it comes to technology </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
CYBER-BULLYING: Using technology to harm another student's emotional or social well-being. <ul><ul><li>Threatening or insu...
Why Cyberbully?       Other Factors: <ul><ul><li>Internet gives the freedom to to say things online that they would not sa...
<ul><li>What we are doing here at SAS to keep your kids safe online? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All 3rd-5th graders and their P...
<ul><li>What can you do with your child to ensure they are practicing good online behavior? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Do you know of any good sites I can use? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Woogi World  is a great online,...
<ul><li>Websites and Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.woogiworld.com/   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  http://www....
Web Sites and Resources, Continued <ul><li>Age Appropriate Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Information ta...
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  1. 1. Internet  Safety Guidelines for Parents Jeff Dungan Dan Everett Kris Sheehan
  2. 2. Safety Tips for 5 - 7 Year Old Children <ul><li>5 to 7 Year Old Children: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>should not be online alone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>may be exposed to inappropriate sites through hyperlinks or search results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Safety Tips: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always sit with your kids when they are online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use kid-friendly search engines (like yahoo kids) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep Internet connected computers in an open area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start teaching your kids about privacy and teach them not to give out information about themselves </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Safety Tips for 8 - 10 Year Old Children <ul><li>8 - 10 Year Old Children: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>lack the critical thinking skills to be online alone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are vulnerable to online marketers and predators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>begin to communicate with online acquaintances they may have not met in real life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Safety Tips: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a list of Internet rules with your children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sit with your kids when they are online and keep the computer in an open area. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish a shared family email account </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>11 - 13 Year Old Children: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>feel in control when it comes to technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lack the critical thinking skills to judge accuracy of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are interested in building online relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>may be bullied or may bully others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Tips: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a list of Internet rules with your kids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep Internet connected computers in an open area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk with your kids about online friends and activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach kids to never give out personal information when using email or other online activities </li></ul></ul>Safety Tips for 11-13 Year Old Children
  5. 5. CYBER-BULLYING: Using technology to harm another student's emotional or social well-being. <ul><ul><li>Threatening or insulting emails or text messages. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rumors or hateful things about a victim spread via email, blogs, websites. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unwanted pictures taken, then sent to many or posted online. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harassment using instant messaging (chatting). </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Why Cyberbully?       Other Factors: <ul><ul><li>Internet gives the freedom to to say things online that they would not say in person. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bully cannot see the consequences of their actions. (facial expression of victim) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less chance of getting caught </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Victims may not know who the bullies are. (anonymity) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Victims may not report for fear of adults &quot;freaking out&quot; and removing internet privileges. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult to enforce at school. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>What we are doing here at SAS to keep your kids safe online? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All 3rd-5th graders and their Parents have signed the SAS Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When introducing Blogging or other online collaborative spaces tech integrators focus on staying safe and Appropriate Use. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage students to self regulate/moderate online activities of themselves and others in the class </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>What can you do with your child to ensure they are practicing good online behavior? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate, Communicate, Communicate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Play online games with your kids </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate with your kids by email (you set up their account) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Come up with a username that keeps your child's identity hidden for use in online games, chat rooms, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Do you know of any good sites I can use? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Woogi World is a great online, virtual space dedicated to helping parents and kids learn more about responsible internet use and safety    </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to YouTube and search for&quot;Internet Safety&quot;. Watch and discuss some of these vids with your kids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have your kids get their &quot;Web License&quot; from PBSkids.org </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Websites and Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.woogiworld.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  http://www.kidzui.com/ is a &quot;parallel&quot; internet space just for kids with parent approved material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  http://pbskids.org/license/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  http://www.ikeepsafe.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.isafe.org Click on &quot;Parents and Outreach&quot; link at the top. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://4kids.org/safesurf/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/kidsonline/ This is an excellect Documentary on keeping kids safe online </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Web Sites and Resources, Continued <ul><li>Age Appropriate Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Information taken from: </li></ul><ul><li>WebAware: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bewebaware.ca/english/default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Other sites: </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.microsoft.com/protect/family/age/stages.mspx </li></ul><ul><li>GetNetWise </li></ul><ul><li>http://kids.getnetwise.org/safetyguide/ </li></ul>

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