Internet And Facebook Safety


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  • We will go till 4:50 and save time for questionsFeel free to ask questions along the way but may defer it too much
  • I am going to be talking out of both sides of my mouth and you may not like what I have to say.
  • Teens need to be Internet savvy to survive in today’s culture
  • Understand things like cyberbulling and sextingI can’t cover everything in an hour
  • Ask questions: Trusted AdvisorThe lack of ability to put cause with effect…the need to listenGround Rules: It is NOT ok to clear history
  • You can’t teach or monitor what you don’t understandAsk your kids to teach youConsider avoiding laptops…save itfor collegeCheck friends listsCheck profile informationCheck photosCheck privacy settings
  • Internet And Facebook Safety

    1. 1. Internet andFacebookSafety<br />
    2. 2. My Background<br />Experienced computer user for 20+ years<br />Bachelors: Management Information Systems<br />Computer Systems Engineer for 14 years<br />Volunteer youth worker for 10+ years<br />Long time Christian<br />
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    4. 4. Safety Steps<br />Communicate<br />Learn<br />Be Involved<br />
    5. 5. Learn<br />The good outweighs the bad<br />
    6. 6. Sites to Help<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
    7. 7. IM Concerns<br />If teens aren’t careful during the sign-up process, they can reveal more than they should.<br />Easily accessible profiles can allow others to easily contact them.<br />Some IM programs offer users the option of joining in chats with strangers<br />The reach of IM can encourage gossiping and bullying<br />
    8. 8. The 411…no need 2 LOL<br /><br /><br /><br />
    9. 9. Computer Monitor Software<br />Different age level settings<br />Filtering and Blocking (incoming & outgoing)<br />Time Restrictions<br />Activity Logging<br /><br />
    10. 10. Communicate<br />Install a sense of caution, not a sense of fear<br />Ask questions, offer thoughts<br />Ask about their definition of privacy<br />Understand their needs<br />Agree on ground rules; set reasonable expectations<br />Listen more!<br />
    11. 11. Age Standards<br />Under 8: No need for IM or Facebook. In fact, limit computer time.<br />8-10: Pre-approved friends for IM only. No Facebook<br />11-12: Give a little more privacy but still IM only with pre-approved<br />13-15: Allow IM and Facebook but maintain periodic checks<br />16: You are done: Have they earned trust, give more freedom. If not, lock it down. All bets are off.<br />
    12. 12. Be Involved<br />All computer should be used out in the open<br />Parents need to be proficient <br />You can’t teach or monitor what you don’t understand<br />Watch your child’s behavior towards others as well<br />Watch out for “hidden” accounts<br />Do periodic reviews<br />
    13. 13. Demo<br />Facebook<br />
    14. 14. Account Safety<br />Make sure Profiles don’t have too much personal information<br />You should know ALL account names and passwords<br />Screen names or other names should not reveal age<br />Teach how to set strong passwords<br />
    15. 15. Questions?<br />