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INTERNET SAFETY 9 TH GRADE HEALTH. THE FACTS 70% of internet users are men and 30% are women Every 10 seconds there is a cyber crime committed 80% of.

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2 THE FACTS 70% of internet users are men and 30% are women Every 10 seconds there is a cyber crime committed 80% of pictures online are of naked women 1 in 7 children years old are sexually solicited or approached online

3 THE FACTS 20% of teens think it is safe to share personal information on a public blog or networks site 80% of offender are clear on their sexual objectives to victims 73% of cases, the teen goes and meets the predator for sexual contact, numerous times

4 SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook Low security – you should not use the same password that you use for important services Facebook leaves cookies in your browser meaning other internet sites can identify your Facebook identity #1 photo sharing site in the world - accepting their privacy policy waives all your rights to the photos and Facebook can do what they want with them

5 SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook is informed about your activities from more than 40 internet sites that are partnered with FB Pictures can be stolen from Facebook without being friends with that person

6 ONLINE PREDATORS Predators look for children that are more technically savvy than their parents They look for children that are emotionally vulnerable - to befriend the victim and empathize with them in order to build a friendship and trust

7 ONLINE PREDATORS With Instant Messaging, Chat Rooms and Social Networking profiles, predators can easily find information about potential victims since many naive children list personal information with no regard for safety Simple statements listed on a profile such as school attended, sport played, or even what jersey number worn can allow predators to target them

8 ONLINE PREDATORS A 16 year old girl who innocently posts a picture of her new car in front of her house for her friends to see is also providing information for potential predators such as what her car looks like, her license plate number, house address, what her house looks like etc. Predators find kids through social networking, blogs, chat rooms, instant messaging, , discussion boards, and other websites They seduce their targets through attention, affection, kindness, and even gifts

9 ONLINE PREDATORS Know the latest music and hobbies likely to interest kids Listen to and sympathize with kids' problems Try to ease young people's inhibitions by gradually introducing sexual content into their conversations or by showing them sexually explicit material Might also evaluate the kids they meet online for future face-to-face contact

10 BE SAFE Never download images from an unknown source - they could be sexually explicit Use filters Telling an adult immediately if anything that happens online makes them feel uncomfortable or frightened. Choosing a gender-neutral screen name that doesn't contain sexually suggestive words or reveal personal information

11 BE SAFE Never revealing personal information about themselves (including age and gender) or information about their family to anyone online and not filling out online personal profiles Stopping any communication, instant messaging conversations, or chats if anyone starts to ask questions that are too personal or sexually suggestive

12 MOBILE PORNOGRAPHY Sexting is defined by the U.S. court system as an act of sending sexually explicit materials through mobile phones. The messages may be text, photo, or video 22 percent of high-school age teens (ages 14 to 17) and 33 percent of college-age students (ages 18 to 24) have been involved in a form of nude sexting Sending or receiving a sexually suggestive text or image under the age of 18 is considered child pornography and can result in criminal charges

13 Among 14- to 24-year-olds who admit to sexting, 29 percent send these messages to people they have never met, but know from the Internet Sending semi-nude or nude photos is more common among teen girls 22 percent of teen girls report sending images of this nature, while only 18 percent of same-age boys have MOBILE PORNOGRAPHY Nearly 40 percent of all teenagers have posted or sent sexually suggestive messages, but this practice is more common among boys

14 While nearly 70 percent of teen boys and girls who sext do so with their girlfriend or boyfriend, 61 percent of all sexters who have sent nude images admit that they were pressured to do it at least once The federal child pornography statute, 18 U.S.C. § 2256, refers to illegal images with minors as those involving sexually explicit conduct. MOBILE PORNOGRAPHY

15 Who will see your sext? 17 percent of sexters share the messages they receive with others, and 55 percent of those share them with more than one person Teenage girls have a few reasons for sexting: 40 percent do it as a joke, 34 percent do it to feel sexy, and 12 percent feel pressured to do it In the U.S., 8 states have enacted bills to protect minors from sexting, and an additional 14 states have proposed bills to legislation 11 percent of teen girls ages 13 to 16 have been involved with sending or receiving sexually explicit messages.

16 PREVENTING SEXTING Think about the consequences! Never take images of yourself Before hitting send, remind yourself that you cannot control where that picture will go If you send or forward pictures of underage students, you are responsible

17 CYBER BULLYING Sending mean messages or threats to a person's account or cell phone Spreading rumors online or through texts Posting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites or web pages Stealing a person's account information to break into their account and send damaging messages

18 CYBER BULLYING Pretending to be someone else online to hurt another person Taking unflattering pictures of a person and spreading them through cell phones or the Internet Sexting, or circulating sexually suggestive pictures or messages about a person

19 CYBER BULLYING Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber threats online Over 25 percent of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet

20 CYBER BULLYING Well over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs Over 80 percent of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most popular form of technology and a common medium for cyber bullying

21 About half of young people have experienced some form of cyber bullying, and 10 to 20 percent experience it regularly Mean, hurtful comments and spreading rumors are the most common type of cyber bullying Cyber bullying victims are more likely to have low self esteem and to consider suicide

22 CYBER BULLYING PREVENTION Tell an adult if cyber bullying is occurring. If you are victims, you will not be punished, being bullied is not your fault Keep cyber bullying messages as proof that the cyber bullying is occurring Try blocking the person sending the messages. It may be necessary to get a new phone number or address and to be more cautious about giving out the new number or address.

23 CYBER BULLYING PREVENTION Teens should never tell their password to anyone except a parent, and should not write it down in a place where it could be found by others Dont share anything through text or instant messaging on your cell phone or the Internet that you would not want to be made public

24 CYBER BULLYING PREVENTION Remember the person you are talking to in messages or online may not be who you think they are, and things posted electronically may not be secure Never to share personal information online or meet someone you only know online Designate times to turn off technology, and enjoy spending time with family and friends

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