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Internet Safety: What Our SMS Parents Need to Know : 

Internet Safety: What Our SMS Parents Need to Know Todd Kramer Technology Resource Teacher

Internet-The Good Side : 

Internet-The Good Side Shopping Banking Research Travel Distance Learning Share Photos/Videos Download Music Download Movies Educational Games Chat Read/Write Homework

And The Bad : 

And The Bad Exposure to Inappropriate Material Pornography Hateful, racist, and violent content Details of illegal activity Where to get drugs How to make drugs and explosives Underage drinking Lock-picking Gambling websites

Kids Online : 

Kids Online The Internet is accessible from almost any location Kids need your help navigating the Internet to avoid its risks Start a dialogue and explore the Internet with them

Internet Predators : 

Internet Predators Predators are On the same websites as your children Male or female Any age Any profession Experts at “grooming” methods

Online Enticement and “Grooming” : 

Online Enticement and “Grooming” To entice your children, predators Offer attention and affection Send money and gifts Persuade them to keep the relationship secret Offer a “shoulder to cry on” Talk about inappropriate and sexual topics Send sexually explicit images Ask to meet in person Are patient when developing a relationship

Revealing Too Much : 

Revealing Too Much Personal information that can lead a predator to your doorstep Photos and videos should never be posted online if they show Backgrounds that reveal identifying information or places Sexually provocative poses Too much skin Name Age Birthday Phone NumberSchedule School Location Practices

What Is Cyberbullying? : 

What Is Cyberbullying? Spreading rumors and gossip Posting pictures without consent Stealing passwords to assume someone’s identity Harassing or threatening with offensive language

Cyberbullying Matters : 

Cyberbullying Matters 19% of teens report being harassed or bullied online The incidence is higher among kids 16- and 17- year-olds at 23% 85% of incidents occur when youth are at home In 44% of cases, children are harassed by their peers

What to Do : 

What to Do Children who are cyberbullied should Not respond to harassing messages Save the evidence Set up new accounts If you feel like your child is in immediate danger, contact your local law-enforcement agency

YOUR CHILD’S ONLINE LIFE : 

YOUR CHILD’S ONLINE LIFE

E-mail, IM, and Chatrooms : 

E-mail, IM, and Chatrooms Instant messaging is most popular Screennames and e-mail addresses should be chosen wisely Online identities are easily created Who are your children communicating with?

What is Social Networking? : 

What is Social Networking?

Social Networking Sites : 

Social Networking Sites Enhance communication skills Improve writing skills Spark creativity Help teens develop a personal identity and express themselves Keep in touch with friends and family

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Predators can use vulnerabilities and insecurities to “groom” children into a face-to-face meeting

Safer Social Networking : 

Safer Social Networking Make your own profile and add your children as friends Learn the site’s safety features Have children use privacy settings and know what “privacy” really means on that site Examine their list of friends/buddies and browse their friends’ pages Have your child’s login and password

Real-Life Consequences : 

Real-Life Consequences Remind your child that profiles and blogs are not only viewed by their friends, but also by Parents, guardians, and relatives Teachers and principals Colleges and universities Employers ONLINE PREDATORS If it is on the Internet, IT IS NOT PRIVATE.

Webcams : 

Webcams Kids and teens use webcams to Stay connected with friends and family Make videos with friends Record videos and post on websites Express themselves through video blogs Some games now use webcams

Webcams : 

Webcams Children should Check their surroundings for revealing information Remember that videos can be saved, accessed, and altered Webcams can be used for Manipulation and exploitation Self-production of child pornography

File-sharing : 

File-sharing Download and share media with P2P It’s illegal to share copyrighted materials without permission It’s easy to unknowingly download or distribute viruses and illegal material Music Movies Videos PhotosDocuments Software

Online Gaming : 

Online Gaming Children connect with users all over the world Voice-enabled and video-enabled chat allows users to hear and speak to each other Cyberbullying from “griefers” is common Many games are inappropriate for children

WHAT CAN WE DO? : 

WHAT CAN WE DO?

What Is Done at School? : 

What Is Done at School? Internet is filtered at county level. Building blocks are also added. All staff receive internet safety training Access is controlled through Acceptable Use Policy

What Can Be Done At Home? : 

What Can Be Done At Home? Checking browser history is not enough but it is a start Look into monitoring and filtering software provided by your ISP Use kid friendly search engines See if you can set up special logins on your computer that limit access to certain programs (like instant messengers) or provided log access ISP primary accounts should be in parent’s name

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Establish rules for Internet use What sites can your child visit? Who can they talk to? How much time can they spend online? Keep the computer in a common room(not in secluded areas like a bedroom or basement)

Slide 28: 

Brush up on internet lingo Let your kids know that you are involved and that you are monitoring internet use Request to see their profiles on the sites they use and edit them together Register on the same sites your kids use Request a list of all email, messenger, social site logins and passwords

Safeguard : 

Safeguard Consider safeguarding options Filtering applications restrict access to inappropriate material Monitoring software records websites visited, chat conversations, and other content

RESOURCES : 

RESOURCES

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1. EDUCATE Learn about the issue 2. ENGAGE Use NetSmartz to enhance your children’s abilities to recognize and avoid potential dangers 3. EMPOWER Give your children the confidence to make safer choices online and in the real world

Contact NetSmartz : 

Contact NetSmartz Visit our websites http://www.NetSmartz.org http://www.NetSmartzKids.org Send us an e-mail NetSmartz_contact@ncmec.org Call 1-800-843-5678

Additional Resources : 

Additional Resources CyberTipline http://www.cybertipline.com NetSmartz411 http://www.NetSmartz411.org ICAC http://www.icactraining.org

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