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Online Security for Kids

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Delivered by Patrick Laverty and his daughter, this is about how kids can stay safe online. Various tips, suggestions and recommendations are given to keep children safe when they go on the internet.

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Online Security for Kids

  1. 1. INTERNET SECURITY FOR KIDS (AND PARENTS) By a kid (and her Dad)
  2. 2. Privacy Should kids have total privacy of their computer usage? What if kid is doing something unsafe?
  3. 3. Privacy Should kids have total privacy of their computer usage? What if kid is doing something unsafe? Suggestions: • Computer in a common space in home • Kids show parents what they do • Parents check what kids do • Parents and kids talk about what they do
  4. 4. Passwords! What is a good password?
  5. 5. Passwords! What is a good password? password?
  6. 6. Passwords! What is a good password? password? 123456?
  7. 7. Passwords! What is a good password? password? 123456? N8&y^60-n4$#2@gny)056
  8. 8. Passwords! What is a good password? password? 123456? N8&y^60-n4$#2@gny)056 How to make a good password?
  9. 9. Passwords! What is a good password? password? 123456? N8&y^60-n4$#2@gny)056 How to make a good password? From xkcd.com
  10. 10. Passwords! What is a good password? password? 123456? N8&y^60-n4$#2@gny)056 How to make a good password? Other examples?
  11. 11. Passwords! What is a good password? password? 123456? N8&y^60-n4$#2@gny)056 How to make a good password? Other examples? Don’t reuse passwords! (WHAT?!?)
  12. 12. Passwords! What is a good password? password? 123456? N8&y^60-n4$#2@gny)056 How to make a good password? Other examples? Don’t reuse passwords! (WHAT?!?) (LastPass, 1Password, KeyPass, etc)
  13. 13. Passwords! What is a good password? password? 123456? N8&y^60-n4$#2@gny)056 How to make a good password? Other examples? Don’t reuse passwords! (WHAT?!?) (LastPass, 1Password, KeyPass, etc) Never give out your password, except…
  14. 14. Passwords! What is a good password? password? 123456? N8&y^60-n4$#2@gny)056 How to make a good password? Other examples? Don’t reuse passwords! (WHAT?!?) (LastPass, 1Password, KeyPass, etc) Never give out your password, except… Mobile device locks
  15. 15. On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.
  16. 16. On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog. • Never give out personal or identifying information online • Be aware of “social engineering” • Who are you chatting with? • On a kids’ gaming site • Said she’s 12, like me!
  17. 17. Downloads and Free Stuff Who likes free stuff?
  18. 18. Downloads and Free Stuff Who likes free stuff? • Viruses
  19. 19. Downloads and Free Stuff Who likes free stuff? • Viruses • Personal Information
  20. 20. Downloads and Free Stuff Who likes free stuff? • Viruses • Personal Information • Security Questions
  21. 21. Downloads and Free Stuff Who likes free stuff? • Viruses • Personal Information • Security Questions • Might be illegal
  22. 22. SSL Is it locked?
  23. 23. SSL Is it locked? What does it mean? What sites should be locked?
  24. 24. Online vs. Real Life How to Behave Online • Don’t be a troll
  25. 25. Online vs. Real Life How to Behave Online • Don’t be a troll • Treat people like you would in person
  26. 26. Online vs. Real Life How to Behave Online • Don’t be a troll • Treat people like you would in person • Don’t be a bully
  27. 27. Online vs. Real Life How to Behave Online • Don’t be a troll • Treat people like you would in person • Don’t be a bully • You can be traced
  28. 28. Forever? Online is Forever • But I can delete! • Snapchat auto deletes • Companies make backups • Uploads to “the cloud” • Wayback Machine
  29. 29. Tips for Kids • Talk to your parents if you see something weird • Follow parents rules • Don’t click on stuff • If it’s free, it’s too good to be true • Never give identifying information • Never meet someone you only know online • Look for the green lock • Treat others how you want to be treated, don’t bully • Be careful who you trust and send things to • Be careful of information shared on social media
  30. 30. Tips for Parents • Talk to your kids about being online • Set filters for younger kids • Check what they’re doing • Set a good example • Set rules about online chat, chat rooms, or IM • Don’t allow online purchases • No downloading programs, music, add-ons or “helpers” • Talk about “IRL” meetings • Keep anti-virus/anti-malware up to date • Use an ad blocker • Don’t test, leads to distrust • Don’t forget about phones and apps • Don’t do work stuff on shared computer
  31. 31. More Great Resources RI State Police: • http://www.ccu.ri.gov/childsafety/justforkids.php • http://www.ccu.ri.gov/childsafety/adviceforparents.php Google search for “Online Security For Kids”
  32. 32. Questions? Thank you! Patrick Laverty Twitter: @plaverty9 patricklaverty@gmail.com (Scratch Meetup)

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