Internet Safety Hour

Category: Education

Presentation Description

A primer on online safety for parents


Presentation Transcript

Internet safety hour:

Internet safety hour Keeping Your Child Safe on the Internet

Welcome, parents!:

Welcome, parents! We are first- generation Internet parents.


Objectives To understand what our children are doing online To keep our children safe when they’re online To teach our children to make smart choices when they’re online To start a discussion about Internet safety that we continue with our families and others beyond today

Online Safety: Four Freedoms:

Online Safety: Four Freedoms Physical safety – freedom from physical harm Psychological safety – freedom from cruelty, harassment, and exposure to potentially disturbing material Reputational and legal safety – freedom from unwanted social, academic, professional, and legal consequences that could affect you for a lifetime Identity, property, and community safety – freedom from theft of identity & property

How Children Get Online:

How Children Get Online

How Children Get Online:

How Children Get Online

How Children Get Online:

How Children Get Online

What Children Do Online:

What Children Do Online Visit virtual worlds Play multiplayer games Send messages (SMS, Chat, Instant Messaging) Interact with others (i.e., on social networking sites) View and post videos Download music, movies, and other media Create and upload art Do research (school-related or personal interest)

Social Networking Sites:

Social Networking Sites

Equip yourself!:

Equip yourself! Read: “A Parents’ Guide to Facebook” a 32-page PDF for reading (and/or printing) Interactive chart with recommendations for teens. *Go to http://

Texting and Instant Messaging:

Texting and Instant Messaging These allow children to “talk” with friends at any time on the computer or a cell phone. Texting and instant messaging has replaced email as a preferred method of communication.

Video Sharing Sites:

Video Sharing Sites Popular video-sharing sites: YouTube Vimeo Users view and post videos (live or archived) Post and read comments about the video content.

Online Games:

Online Games

So what now? :

So what now? Predators Inappropriate content Cyberbullying & harassment Privacy and reputation “Internet addiction” Destructive, illegal or inappropriate behavior Device security & social engineering Intellectual theft : ability to copy and paste somebody else’s work and claim it as your own.



Protecting Against Cyberbullying:

Protecting Against Cyberbullying Never respond to unkind remarks. Don’t participate in cyberbullying . Block the cyberbully . Tell a trusted adult. Save the posts. Notify law enforcement, if appropriate. Notify your child’s school, if appropriate.

Inappropriate Content:

Inappropriate Content



Sexual Predators:

Sexual Predators

Identity Theft:

Identity Theft

Keep Private Information Private:

Keep Private Information Private Never reveal: Name Address Phone number School name Don’t post or send photographs of yourself. Choose nondescript usernames, passwords, and forgotten password reminders NOT: jeffliwag NOT: Password, 123456, 12345678, qwerty, abc123, monkey, 1234567, letmein , trustno1, dragon (most common last year) NOT: name of pet, mother’s maiden name, etc.

Teaching Security Awareness:

Teaching Security Awareness What to watch out for: Viruses, Spyware, and other malware How kids are tricked: High-interest content Free offers Significant current events How kids may be causing it: Proxy avoidance: kids know how to and do get around web filters…

Learn How To Use Privacy Settings:

Learn How To Use Privacy Settings Learn your browser’s privacy settings.

Learn How To Use Privacy Settings:

Learn How To Use Privacy Settings

Learn How To Use Privacy Settings:

Learn How To Use Privacy Settings

If a Stranger Contacts Your Child:

If a Stranger Contacts Your Child Make sure your child knows: Don’t respond Contact an adult right away Block the offender Notify your internet service provider, if warranted. Notify CyberTipline Go to

Basic Ways To Keep Your Child Safe:

Basic Ways To Keep Your Child Safe Sign an “Internet Safety Contract.” Keep the computer in a visible, or high-traffic area of your home. Set a time limit for computer use. Become familiar with the sites your child visits. Know your child’s online “friends.” Know your child’s usernames & passwords. Keep your computer & security software up to date.

Best Practices:

Best Practices Administration, teachers, & parents working together Take Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliance to the next level Evolve the Acceptable Use Policy to include Internet safety education at our school Engage Your Children Mentorship/role modeling Monitor what your child is doing on-line…all the time!


Resources A Parent’s Guide to Facebook Common Sense Media – FREE resources for educators Videos: Free resources to host Internet Safety Night for parents (PTO/PTA) Information on Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) NetSmartz , a project of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children , a child-safe search engine Our site, (go to Edtech Express and Online Safety under Parent Resources)

Now, go talk to your kids!:

Now, go talk to your kids!

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