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Cyber Safety

  1. 1. Cyber Safety The Evolving Internet
  2. 2. Why is it important? <ul><li>Educate teachers, parents & students. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the kids where they are, not where you want them to be. </li></ul><ul><li>Creating educational experiences that are meaningful to today’s youth. </li></ul>
  3. 3. My Space, Facebook, etc.
  4. 4. What is this “SpaceFace stuff” anyway? <ul><li>Interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music and videos. </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace & Facebook are the 2 most common social networking sites used by LS students ( today ). </li></ul><ul><li>Both are blocked in the LSR7 school district. </li></ul><ul><li>Pop culture has logged on as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Bebo, Friendster, LiveJournal, Xanga, hi5, etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Currently the worlds 5 th most popular English-language website. </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd most popular website in the US. </li></ul><ul><li>Owned by NewsCorp (Fox Interactive Media)- they have the rights to everything that is published on MySpace. </li></ul><ul><li>Typical profile includes: About Me, Who I’d Like to Meet, Interests, Details, Top Friends, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>“Hotbed” for spyware. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Originally developed for college students, but recently opened up to anyone with an e-mail address. </li></ul><ul><li>You join a participating network, such as a high school. </li></ul><ul><li>#1 site for photos (ahead of Flickr) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why it’s cool <ul><li>New form of expression. </li></ul><ul><li>Assists in communication- way to keep in touch with friends and family. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet people with similar interests – become immersed in a new community (basket weavers, gardening, new moms). </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy- using technology in creative and useful ways. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why it’s not <ul><li>Members frequently misrepresent themselves online- predators, identity theft, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Content can be questionable (pictures and text not suitable for minors). </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently used a place for teens to harass, ridicule, & bully one another. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bringing it home for kids <ul><li>Real students from LSW. </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntarily put their own information on the WORLD WIDE WEB. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be accessed by anyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how much information can be detected from a simple screen name. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Jigsaw Activity
  11. 11. Jigsaw Activity
  12. 12. Examples <ul><li>LSW_Soccer_Stud_09 </li></ul><ul><li>lil_mz_sporty_princess0890 </li></ul><ul><li>Angel_Cardello_Duh </li></ul><ul><li>LSW_Sport_Stud </li></ul><ul><li>sexyscorpio_06 </li></ul><ul><li>School, Sport, Age (thru graduation year) </li></ul><ul><li>Gender, Interests, Age (birthday, month & year) </li></ul><ul><li>Name, Gender </li></ul><ul><li>School, Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Birth Month, Age (thru graduation year) & sexual connotation </li></ul>
  13. 14. Leet Speak
  14. 15. Definition: <ul><li>  Leet or Leetspeak ( 1337 or 13375|>34|< ) is written form of slang used primarily on the Internet, but becoming increasingly common in many online video games, which uses various combinations of alphanumerics to replace proper letters. The term itself is a form of the word &quot;elite&quot;, and the language it describes resembles a highly specialized form of electronic shorthand.   </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>| / |y pARE| |72 arE / /oRk1| | ' La7e 7o| |19h7. </li></ul><ul><li>I HA /3 A C0Py 0F 70| / |0Rr0 / /'2 | / |A7h 7357. </li></ul><ul><li>| / |r2. 4Rn377 12 S0 h07. </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>My parents are working late tonight. </li></ul><ul><li>I have a copy of tomorrow’s math test. </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Arnett is so hot. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>