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Internet Safety

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Internet Safety

  1. 1. Using the Internet & Social Media Safely Leslie Cash Shelby County Technology Resource Teacher
  2. 2. TheInternetandsocialmediaare partof ourlives.
  3. 3. Chatting with your child
  4. 4. Internet Use The Internet is EVERYWHERE Life in the 21st Century requires it’s use
  5. 5. Internet Use  Like any tool, you need to know how to use it safely
  6. 6. Instructional Tips  Start Early  Bring up the subject often  Repeat the instructions often  Be Patient  Small doses are better
  7. 7. Accessibility Easy and EVERYWHERE – Computers – Laptops – Cell phones – Tablets – Game Consoles
  8. 8. Supervise  Keep the computer in a common area  Check sites out yourself first  Ask to see what they are doing  Check the history  Use a filter
  9. 9. Instruct Tell them what to do if they find something inappropriate Require parental permission before typing name, address, or phone number
  10. 10. Instruct  Explain that just because it’s on the Internet does NOT mean it’s true  Help them look to see if a site is trustworthy
  11. 11. Different Ages RequireDifferent Skills Make it age appropriate but reiterate the basics Know what they can handle – Webcams – Phones – Social Sites – Email or Instant messaging Check the Terms of Use
  12. 12. Universal Tips  Reputation – Nothing disappears – Anything you share can be shared again – Personal and Professional separate  Don’t impersonate someone else  Limit friends to people they actually know
  13. 13. Cyberbullying  Don’t respond  Contact site to have information removed  Block the bully  Recognize the signs of a cyberbully  Encourage your child to support victim – Don’t engage in bullying – Don’t forward anything – Do tell bully to stop
  14. 14. Something to think about
  15. 15. Where to learn more  OnGuardOnline.gov  Shelby County Webpage – Technology Link > Learn How! > Online Safety OR – Technology Link > Parents and Students > Online Safety  Internet Archive http://archive.org/index.php

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