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Parent Internet Safety Night


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This is a presentation used with parents for our Internet Safety night. Feel free to use it and adapt it for your school.

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Parent Internet Safety Night

  1. 1. Internet Safety And Digital Citizenship Tips, tricks and information for parents Alliance for Progress Charter School February 24, 2011
  2. 2. What do kids use the Internet for? Kids and the Internet
  3. 3. What Do We Know? <ul><li>About: </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks? </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming? </li></ul><ul><li>IM? </li></ul><ul><li>Chat rooms? </li></ul><ul><li>Texting? </li></ul><ul><li>Email? </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs? </li></ul><ul><li>Websites? </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Social Networks <ul><li>A place where people can connect, share ideas and content and converse </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Club Penguin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Gaming <ul><li>Online games played either individually or collaboratively. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Playstation (has collaborative games) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XBox (has collaborative games) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online games (vary) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. IM <ul><li>Stands for instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace chat </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Blogs <ul><li>Short for weblogs , these are a place for people to share ideas, or write for a larger audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs allow for commenting, which creates a discussion around the post(s). </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What is Digital Citizenship?
  9. 9. Being a Good Digital Citizen <ul><li>Be kind </li></ul><ul><li>Be yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Help others </li></ul><ul><li>Think about what you say </li></ul><ul><li>Don't engage 'trolls' </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your 'friends' wisely </li></ul>
  10. 10. Digital Footprint/Tattoo <ul><li>Whatever you say or do or post on the web is a digital representation of who you are. </li></ul><ul><li>These postings and content do not easily disappear. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't let your online persona ruin your reputation! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why do Parents Worry?
  12. 12. Staying Safe <ul><li>Know what sites your child visits </li></ul><ul><li>Read the Privacy Statements and Terms of Service with your child </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to them about what they are doing when they are on the computer </li></ul><ul><li>Teach them what to do if they are being bullied </li></ul><ul><li>Have a contract or agreement with your child </li></ul>
  13. 13. Common Sense Media <ul><li>A website dedicated to helping parents navigate the world of online and TV-based media </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for how to talk to your kids about the news, about bullying and about violence on TV and in movies </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings for upcoming movies and video games </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 14. Questions?