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Internet Safety: I

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Internet Safety: I

  1. 1. It can be a scary World Wide Web. Team TechSavy is here to protect you.   Spring 2011 Literacy and Technology
  2. 2. Lauren and Granger
  3. 3. What is Online Chat ???????? <ul><li>Online chat is any communication using the internet. Mostly one on one using IM (instant message) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  4. 4. Problems with Chatrooms: <ul><li>  Many spammers use names they can easily collect from a chat room, consider using a &quot;chat&quot; screen name. This name would be one that is different than your e-mail address. This could help prevent unwanted Spam mail from coming to your email inbox. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  Chatrooms are the playground of today's sexual predator. Even monitored chatrooms offered by some Internet service providers are not able to detect a disquised predator lurking in a chatroom. Most parental controls and filters offer an option for parents to disallow chatrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 5. How to chat safely !!!!!! <ul><li>Should you give out information while in a chat ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>have fun while chatting make sure you keep the conversation light </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>if you you start to get uncomfortable leave the chat and tell an adult right away </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>never give out personal information while in a chat room. Since you may not know who else is there </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  if you get involved in a personal chat make sure you  know the person in &quot;real life&quot; if you don't know them never tell them anything personal  </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. To Catch a Predator <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. TOP FIVE SAFETY TIPS from Chatty Chris <ul><li>1. If you're asked for a screen name to use in a chatroom use a nickname - never your real name. </li></ul><ul><li>2.  People may not be who they say they are. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Block instant/personal messages from people you and your child don't know. (Check to see which IM services have this feature.) 4. Be suspicious of anyone who tries to turn you against your parents, teachers, or friends. They may have a hidden agenda. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Never meet in person with anyone you have met online without Mom and/or Dad's presence. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Beware of SPAM! It's not your friend.  <ul><li>Spammer Sally (aka Emily) reporting about spam. Here's the 411: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is spam? Spam is commercial advertising for products, get rich schemes and other shady services.  It is also referred to as internet &quot;junk mail.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why does spam present such a problem?  Not only is spam annoying to receive but is also takes up a lot of network bandwidth and can contain virus that will infect your computer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What should you do if you receive spam?  The best thing you can do is delete it immediately and DO NOT open it.  Do not reply to spam e-mails and do not open any e-mail or attachment from someone that you do not know or if the subject of the message is strange.  Make sure you have an active anti-virus program. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Beware of Spam! It's not your friend. <ul><ul><li>How can I minimize spam?  It is very hard to stop receiving spam altogether but there are some steps you can take to decrease it:  Avoid giving your e-mail address out on too many websites or at the checkout counter when shopping.  Think about creating more than one e-mail address. For example one that you use only for school and work purposes, that only friends and family know about.  Use your e-mail applications filtering features to block specific messages.  You can also report the spam sender to your internet service provider. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail safety tips: Change your password often and do not share it with anyone.  Do not give your personal information out online.  Log off when done. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a mailing list?   A mailing list is a collection of  e-mail addresses used to send material to multiple recipients. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Spammer Sally's Top 5 Internet Safety tips. <ul><ul><li>DO NOT give out your personal information on the internet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DO NOT open an e-mail or an attachment from someone that you do not know or that looks suspicious. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep your antivirus software updated and current. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  DO NOT give out your password to anyone. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always log off after checking or sending an e-mail. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Netiquette Nelly- Ashley <ul><li>Just as it is important to have etiquette in person, it is important to have netiquette (appropriate and proper behavior on the internet.) Netiquette is internet etiquette. People need to realize that typing is just like talking. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Be Kind </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Be Polite </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Be Respectful! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Netiquette Nelly <ul><li>Netiquette Do's </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that most of the time, people have access to what you type. Use appropriate language! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Be as politically correct as possible! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Identify yourself. Sign your name at the end of an email. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Make a good impression. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Check email regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Respect others privacy. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Netiquette Dont's <ul><li>Don't use offensive language (cursing, racial remarks...) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Don't provide personal information to websites that people have access to (address, phone number...) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Don't be too quick to send an email. Proofread first. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Don't save all emails. It's a waste of space. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Don't spam. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Don't flame (arguing on the internet). </li></ul>

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