Presentation on theme: "Social Networking & Internet Safety"— Presentation transcript:
1Social Networking & Internet Safety Brad Paisley – Cooler Online!
2Worries of Parents Have Evolved: Worries of Parents Have Evolved: *1930’s – are radio programs too violent? *1940’s – are comic books bad influence? *1950’s – is tv good for my child? *1960’s – what is my child learning from rock and roll? *1970’s – How is violence on tv affecting my child? *1980’s – how are video games affecting my child? *1990’s Post-Internet: Offensive Internet Material, Social Networking Sites, Chatrooms, Blogs, Games Online, Cell Phones and Text Messaging, ….
3The internet is widely available: Computers –home, school, public libraries, friends homes.We forget about:Cell phones –Playstation 2 – and other game devicesHandheld pcs and other wireless devices
4Cell Phones and Other Wireless Devices Can Lead to Opportunities that could be unsafe or not appropriate:Giving out too much personal information.CyberbullyingCamera Phones – Inappropriate pictures or Evidence of their Illegal Activities and camera phones are everywhere catching everything!Videos and images from cell phone are easily posted on blogs, social networking sites, etc.Check out a new security software called mymobilewatchdog by Radar!
6Social Networking Sites and ChatroomsThese areas on the internet pose a threat to children and teens becauseof a misguided sense of security and a feeling like it is a “private” spacewhere they can talk about anything and everything.Poses a threat when they begin trusting online peers.
8There are many social networking sites: MySpaceXangaFlickrJuicyCampusClassmates.comFacebookBebo
9Safety tips for setting up an online profile: Keep profiles private.Do not post any information you wouldn’t want public! Think before you post!Remember onceposted – could become public knowledge!
10True Story:Here is a true story regarding a teenager and online chatting and socialnetworking.
11Amy’s Words: I didn't know! I'm in over my head! It's very scary! You never know whothat person is.I didn't think!
12The major problem is:Teens post too much information about themselves:Name, address and phone #BirthdaySchool they attendInterests they haveWhere they “hang out”They lie about their age.Post their illegal activity.Revealing or inappropriate pictures of themselves.Employers and colleges are checking social networkingsites.
13The profile of the child/teen at risk: *Age 11-14*No or little parental involvement.*No definite bedtime.*Can be away from home without anyone knowingwhere he/she is.*Has exclusive use of computer in a private area.
14Internet Predators:*Befriend them – find their interests and lie about common interests.In Chatrooms, by telephone, , webcams*May talk to their victims for months.*Slowly build a distorted feeling of trust and confidence.*Last they arrange to meet their victim.
16Important things to Remember Regarding Social Networking and Chat Rooms:The Sad Facts:*One can behave differently online than in public or in school! It is viewed as a “fantasyland” where they can act out what they can’t in the real world.*Teens actually post their illegal activity online – pictures of drug/alcohol use, damaging property, etc. Put videos/pictures on their myspace or Youtube.*Camera cell phones are making it easy for teens to take movies and pictures of incriminating materials and post online.*Parents hesitate to talk to their children about internet safety, partially because teens today have an increased knowledge about technology.*1 in 5 children are sexually solicited or approached over the internet in a one year period of time.*Students are creating more than one social networking profiles – they give the “clean version” to moms and dads.
17Use monitoring and restricting software: Monitoring: Internet Referee, NetNanny, CyberPatrolRestricting: Adult Content filtering through ISP, Internet Explorer’s Content Advisor
18Check computer’s history: Click on the history button in internet explorer
19Restricting Sites in Internet Explorer: Go to Internet, Tools, Internet Options, Security, Restricted SitesClick on Sites and enter the website you want to restrict: and click Add
20Cyberbullying"Cyberbullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones.Cyberbullying may lead to a misdemeanor cyber harassment charge, or if the child is young enough may result in the charge of juvenile delinquency.Parry Aftab, on Cyberbullying
21Stop Cyberbullying www.stopcyberbullying.org Learn about cyberbullying.Talk to your children about cyberbullying.Model positive behavior for your child.Allow your child to talk openly about their internet activity.
22As a parent - what can I do? Learn as much as you can about the internet and computers.Children today are our first “wired generation”. They are very informedand educated. Learn about “chat lingo”, so you understand what your child is talking about.Place the computer in central location where activity can be monitored.Know who your children are talking to.Review online safety with your child and set rules (when child canuse computer, what they can use it for, how long they can use it.Sign a safety pledge with your child.Ensure open communication with your child and allow them to come to you if they see something that makes them feel uncomfortable.Use adult content filtering or monitoring software.Keep antivirus, spyware removal software up to date and firewall turned on.
23Teach our Children:*Self-Control*Critical Decision Making*Respect for Others*No Horseplay*Responsibility*Be Caring
24As school officials:Create a safe environment at school for internet usage.Educate parents and assist them with internet safety questions.Encourage parents to be “proactive” not “reactive”.Educate our students on internet safety and cyberbullying.
25What has worked for us at Secondary Level I speak with graduating seniors every year.I speak with PTO groups, at Open Houses, Parent Information Nights yearly.1:1 education with “students at risk” (Students who have had unsafe internet activity.I created an internet safety webquest for parents and students K-12 which can be found onFifth Grade PSA’s -
26What has worked at Elementary Level: I educate one 5th grade classroom yearly on internet safety in each building. Then those students break up into groups of two and pick an internet safety topic they want to research and teach. Each group designs a “calendar cover”, artwork for their topic and learn Microsoft Publisher to create a calendar page. The class votes on best calendar cover and then students print and bind their calendars. Then these students go into every K-5th grade classroom and “teach” their peers internet safety. We use the video “Faux Paws, McGruff the Crime Dog” and then students deliver their lesson and distribute calendars to all students to take home.We also created PSA’s about Cyberbullying at the 5th grade level to increase awareness in each of our elementary buildings. Students wrote their own scripts and we used Visual Communicator and the “green screen” to create some awesome PSA’s.
27For more information: We can all work together: Internet Safety WebquestNetsmartz.orgIKeepSafe.orgWiredsafety.orgWe can all work together:Our 5th Grade Internet Safety Presentations: