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Internet Awareness  and Safety The Risks and Dangers of the Internet
<ul><li>87%  of all youth between the ages of 12 and 17 use the Internet </li></ul>Hitlin, P. & Rainie, L. (2005). Teens, ...
<ul><li>68%  of all teenagers have used the Internet at school </li></ul>Hitlin, P. & Rainie, L. (2005). Teens, Technology...
<ul><li>86%  of teens believe that the Internet helps teenagers to do better in school.  80%  of parents agree. </li></ul>...
<ul><li>However… </li></ul>
<ul><li>71%  of teens online reported receiving messages online from someone they don’t know </li></ul><ul><li>45%  have b...
<ul><li>30%  have considered meeting someone they’ve only communicated with online </li></ul><ul><li>14%  have actually me...
What might your students find online? <ul><li>Child predators </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual exploitation or harassment </li></u...
What might your students find online? <ul><li>Racist or other hateful content </li></ul><ul><li>Gambling </li></ul><ul><li...
Cyberbullying & Harassment <ul><li>32% of all teenagers who use the Internet have been targets of a range of annoying and ...
It is important to remember that the learning benefits of the Internet outweigh the risks
Well-informed educators and students can use the Internet properly and avoid dangerous sites and situations
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  1. 1. Internet Awareness and Safety The Risks and Dangers of the Internet
  2. 2. <ul><li>87% of all youth between the ages of 12 and 17 use the Internet </li></ul>Hitlin, P. & Rainie, L. (2005). Teens, Technology, and School. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Internet_and_schools_05.pdf
  3. 3. <ul><li>68% of all teenagers have used the Internet at school </li></ul>Hitlin, P. & Rainie, L. (2005). Teens, Technology, and School. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Internet_and_schools_05.pdf
  4. 4. <ul><li>86% of teens believe that the Internet helps teenagers to do better in school. 80% of parents agree. </li></ul>Hitlin, P. & Rainie, L. (2005). Teens, Technology, and School. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Internet_and_schools_05.pdf
  5. 5. <ul><li>However… </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>71% of teens online reported receiving messages online from someone they don’t know </li></ul><ul><li>45% have been asked for personal information by someone they don’t know </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>30% have considered meeting someone they’ve only communicated with online </li></ul><ul><li>14% have actually met face-to-face with a person they had known only through the Internet </li></ul>
  8. 8. What might your students find online? <ul><li>Child predators </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual exploitation or harassment </li></ul><ul><li>Pornography or other inappropriate content </li></ul>
  9. 9. What might your students find online? <ul><li>Racist or other hateful content </li></ul><ul><li>Gambling </li></ul><ul><li>Phishing attempts to steal private information </li></ul><ul><li>Illegally downloaded content, or software and peer networks to encourage piracy </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cyberbullying & Harassment <ul><li>32% of all teenagers who use the Internet have been targets of a range of annoying and potentially menacing online activities </li></ul>
  11. 11. It is important to remember that the learning benefits of the Internet outweigh the risks
  12. 12. Well-informed educators and students can use the Internet properly and avoid dangerous sites and situations

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