ED 451 Internet Safety Group 2

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Group 2 Internet Safety:

Group 2 Internet Safety Lorraine Catienza, Polly Jo Quitugua Aruem Song, Francisco Fejeran & Kathy Ilagan

What is Internet Safety?:

What is Internet Safety?

Benefits of Being Connected to the Internet?:

Benefits of Being Connected to the Internet? Increased Knowledge Surfing Tools Games Research


Surfing Exploring the internet through trail and error. Gain ideas and information.


Tools Try out different types of programs Movie slides Chat line Create a blog Download


Games Try out different types. Reinforce different content areas.


Research Surf for information Read journals Create a research paper

Dangers of the Internet:

Dangers of the Internet Phishing Pharming Chat rooms Instant Messengers Online Games Access to Pornography

Dangers: Phishing:

Dangers: Phishing Phishing: lures unsuspecting people into revealing personal and confidential identity information such as credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, and SSNs.  Ex: Our Video

Dangers: Pharming:

Dangers: Pharming Pharming: often uses spyware to hijack users browsers and send them to fake websites for the purpose of obtaining personal data.   Ex: eBay

Dangers: Sexual Harassment :

Dangers: Sexual Harassment Chat room Instant Messenger Online Games

Dangers: Pornography:

Dangers: Pornography Access to Pornography Innocent word searches Search engines such as Google Misleading searches www.whitehouse.com www.whitehouse.gov Spam Subject line “Please Help Me” Instant Messenger Sending inappropriate attachments



Tips for Teachers:

Tips for Teachers Understand the issues various issues to do with Internet safety before you enter the classroom.  Make sure you are as prepared as possible in knowing what the computers are capable of doing. Understand what filter and child protection software is installed the school computer systems.

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Discuss what is expected when the students are online. Remind the students of any Acceptable Usage Policies they have agreed to. Avoid letting students search and wander. Select a few sites of interest and stay focused.

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Look out for students turning off monitors quickly or laughing at something on the screen. Reward students who are acting responsibly. Display positive messages around the classroom to reinforce the importance of Internet safety.

Tips for Students:

Tips for Students Guard your identifying information (name, sex, age, address, school, teams) Make your username generic and anonymous. Make your online profile generic and anonymous. Know how to exit an inappropriate website.

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Know that attachments in e-mails from strangers can contain Viruses and Worms. Be extremely careful when posting pictures. Chat room “friends” are not always who they say they are. Know the rules about intellectual property.

Tips for Parents:

Tips for Parents Be aware of signs Spends too much time on-line Find pornography Turns off monitor or changes windows quickly Becomes withdrawn

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How to minimize risks Communicate Spend time together on-line Utilize parental controls Keep computer in a common room Regularly review computer files Educate yourself


References Norton from Symantec http://www.symantec.com/norton/cybercrime Warning Signs http://www.warningsigns.info/internet_safety.htm Security Software System http://www.securitysoft.com/chatroom_dangers.html Chatdanger http://www.chatdanger.com Tips http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm