Cyber Safe Parenting

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Cyber Safe Parenting:

Cyber Safe Parenting Rohit Srivastwa Fonder, ClubHack @rohit11

Exposure to Inappropriate Material:

Sexual Hateful Violent in nature Dangerous illegal. Exposure to Inappropriate Material

Cyber Bully:

When a child is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. Cyber Bully


Cyber Stalking Matter of concern for every parent specially for girl child. Morphed nude photos of an airhostess in Delhi, school girls in Mumbai on Orkut /Facebook

Drugs Alcohol Tobacco Avoidable friendship :

Drugs Alcohol Tobacco Avoidable friendship

Physical Harm:

Pedophiles Gain a child’s confidence online and then arrange a face-to-face meeting. On meeting child is in great danger of physical harm and permanent psychological scarring. Bullies can give away contact info to provoke offline attack Physical Harm A ‘15 year old girl’ courts a 16 year old boy through a popular Internet chat website. The boy runs away from home to Mumbai only to find out that the ‘girl’ was in fact a 30 year old man. The man sexually abuses the boy, steals his money and severely beats him up.

Illegal Activity:

Hacking Hate group Defamatory activity Do cyber bully Do Stalking Illegal Activity A class 10 student, who was taunted by his classmates puts up a pornographic website and displays nude "morphed" images of his classmates and teachers.

Financial Crime:

Steal Credit Card to Buy Farmville cash Buy expensive gift for online bully Possibilities are endless Financial Crime A 14-year-old boy used his father’s credit card on viewing pornographic websites costing in 1000s.

“I believe in my child he or she will do no wrong!” :

“I believe in my child he or she will do no wrong!”

Nischint App report (Feb-Apr 2015):

Nischint App report (Feb-Apr 2015) Out of 33 lakh websites blocked by this app, majority are hardcore pornographic websites which are meant only for adults such as , , Websites which are mostly opened by a kid: , , ,

Nischint App report (Feb-Apr 2015):

Nischint App report (Feb-Apr 2015) Some of the most popular apps which kids downloaded: Whatsapp , Youtube , Facebook , Snapchat , Fifa 15, Candy crush, Learn to draw Lego Ninjago , Average hours spent per kid on social media sites such as Whatsapp , Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat , Youtube : 3.4 hours

Nischint App report (Feb-Apr 2015):

Nischint App report (Feb-Apr 2015) Average time spent by a child on the Internet, per hour: 40 seconds to 1 minute Number of videos shot by a kid, every day: 1.5 Number of images taken by a kid, every day: 5 Peak hours of apps usage: 5 PM to 8 PM

McAfee report:

McAfee report 28% of teens chat with people they don’t know in the offline world 24% shared their email address 18% shared a personal photo of themselves 12% shared their cell phone number Girls are more likely than boys to chat with people online that they don’t know in the offline world, (32% vs. 24%) 16 % of Girls are more likely to have given a description of what they look like, than boys the same age (7%)


55% of teens hide what they do online from parents 14 % of 13-17 year olds admit to having engaged in some form of cyberbullying behavior in 2010 McAfee report 38% of teens close or minimize the browser when their parents enter the room 46% of teens admit to downloading pirated music or videos 16% of 16-17 year old boys have downloaded x-rated content

Indian Context :

24 % of parents thought someone anonymous had tried to add their child as a friend on social networking sites Indian Context 77% of teens have suffered negative online experiences only 50% of Indian parents are actually aware of this 55% of the children said this had actually happened  29% of parents thought their child had downloaded a virus 40% children reported this.

Symptoms & reason for concern:

Symptoms & reason for concern

Un-family relationship:

Un-family relationship Kids are now too busy with computers that they don’t have time for family, siblings etc.

How to keep an eye:

How to keep an eye Be a friend on social networking site Check browser history regularly Check installed software regularly Check logs regularly

The Technical Answer:

Create a low privilege user account Install good antivirus antispyware firewall Install parental control software The Technical Answer


Update them Regularly


BUT be aware of fake antivirus They are cheap and widely available online to download

Low Privilege User:

Low Privilege User


"I don't think MY machine will be attacked, when there are so many others to attack!"  You’re the next


Parental Control Software


Parental Control Software


Parental Control APP


I nbuilt Parental Control


I nbuilt Parental Control


I nbuilt Parental Control

Even you know its not going to work :

Even you know its not going to work 

"Don't you trust me Dad?":

"Don't you trust me Dad?"

The Easy Solution:

The Easy Solution


Shift computer into a public place in the home, immediately!! A big NO for computer in bedroom Keep it in a place which is visible in normal circumstances


Be involved in your child’s life! Create an atmosphere where your child can come to you and talk to you. Ask them what they learn. Accompany them.  Share with them. Be a friend in offline world too


Learn All You Can You need to know what your kids do Do the same stuff While you are teaching them something, learn from them too Else very soon they’ll outsmart you Spend some time listening to and speaking with other concerned parents.


Limit the computer usage time Don’t allow late nights Don’t allow over usage Create a time table Force with parental software if needed


Mom's 18-Point iPhone Rules for Son Dec 30, 2012 http:// /momiphone18rule


Teach Your Children Good Internet Practices Teach them how much and what type of information is appropriate to share Talk about social networking standards Teach them about safe software Rules about strangers in the real world apply on the internet also


BE A GOOD DIGITAL ROLE MODEL Curb your own bad digital habits Know when to unplug Show your kids how to collaborate and create online


Instill a Healthy Fear Fear and respect for the dangers on the internet is healthy!   Put themselves in your shoes as their parent so they can see how you’d feel if anything ever happened to them! 

Encourage Other Interests:

Encourage Other Interests

Free your child:

Free your child Give proper guidance Monitor illegal activities & then give them full freedom to explore Rohit Srivastwa Founder, ClubHack

Image Credits:

Image Credits All images are taken from different sources online. Most of them are marked as free for reuse Some which were not marked are already used 10s of time online Pardon under fair usage if any image is used without acknowledgement, this presentation is non-commercial for parental guidance. Content Credits McAfee , Symantec, , ,

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