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An introduction the basics of Internet safety. Geared towards students in 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

An introduction the basics of Internet safety. Geared towards students in 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

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Internet Safety

  1. 1. The Wonderful World Wide Web The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! An Internet Safety Presentation Prepared by Ms. Witten, Librarian St. Paul the Apostle School Los Angeles, California
  2. 2. What is the Internet GOOD for? <ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Communication <ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Chat Rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in touch with your friends… </li></ul><ul><li>… from school… </li></ul><ul><li>… your city… </li></ul><ul><li>… your world! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Information <ul><li>The world’s biggest library! </li></ul><ul><li>Look up words </li></ul><ul><li>Read stories </li></ul><ul><li>Learn almost anything! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Entertainment <ul><li>Play games by yourself or with others </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to music </li></ul><ul><li>Watch video clips </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about your favorite sports team or movie stars! </li></ul>
  6. 6. What are the DANGERS of the Internet? <ul><li>Spam </li></ul><ul><li>Flaming </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberstalking </li></ul><ul><li>Spies </li></ul><ul><li>Getting hooked </li></ul>
  7. 7. Spam <ul><li>E-mail messages sent from someone you don’t know </li></ul><ul><li>Junk E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Do not open these messages…do not answer them…DELETE THEM RIGHT AWAY! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Flaming <ul><li>Sending messages meant to hurt someone’s feelings. </li></ul><ul><li>Harassing or bullying someone online. </li></ul><ul><li>If someone does this to you: </li></ul><ul><li>Save the hurtful messages. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your parents, teacher, or an adult you trust. </li></ul><ul><li>If you do this to someone else: </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that once you put it out there, you can never get it back. </li></ul><ul><li>Once it’s out there, it can be traced back to you. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cyberstalking <ul><li>Stalking or harassing someone online </li></ul><ul><li>Someone you don’t know wants to find out things about you…so they can follow you around the Internet and maybe in real-life. </li></ul><ul><li>NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION </li></ul><ul><li>*Your real name *Phone number </li></ul><ul><li>*Address *Birthdate *School name </li></ul><ul><li>KEEP YOUR PRIVATE LIFE PRIVATE! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Spies <ul><li>Watch where you go on the Internet and try to get information from you to give to other people. </li></ul><ul><li>Advertisements and spam often have this. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch out for: </li></ul><ul><li>Unfamiliar E-mails and attachments </li></ul><ul><li>Advertisements (ads) on websites </li></ul><ul><li>If you are not sure about something… </li></ul><ul><li>… do not click on it! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Getting Hooked <ul><li>The Internet can become addicting. It has been known to take over people’s lives. </li></ul><ul><li>People who are hooked: </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Internet constantly. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t go outside to play. </li></ul><ul><li>Spend more time online than with friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Are attached to their computer 24/7. </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet should enrich your life, not rule it! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Internet Safety Activities <ul><li>Test Your Net Smartz! NetSmartz.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet the Wizzy Wigs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guessing Game #1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who’s Your Friend on the Internet? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guessing Game #2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which Wizzy Wig Is Which? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Game Index </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NetSmartz Real-Life Teen Stories </li></ul>
  13. 13. The World Wide Web Is Wonderful! Use it safely… … as ONE part of your life! Internet Safety Rules - Safekids .com

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