Presentation on theme: "Developed by Technology Services 1:1 Laptop Initiative"— Presentation transcript:
1 Developed by Technology Services 1:1 Laptop Initiative Internet SafetyDeveloped byTechnology Services1:1 Laptop Initiative
2 Important NoticeUCPS filtering systems will filter your child’s netbook when accessing the Internet from any location.Parents that allow home Internet access are accepting responsibility for monitoring their child’s Internet use.
3 Communicating Online: What is it? ChatInstant Messaging (IM)Posting videos
4 Communicating Online: What does it look like? Using school or another address like hotmail.comPosting pictures and comments to a social networking sitePosting updates to Twitter
5 Communicating Online: What are the dangers? Writing an “I hate my teacher” commentGiving an address or screen name to someone you don’t knowSending an inappropriate picturePosting an inappropriate video
6 Communicating Online: What can you do to protect your child? Ask your kids who they are in touch with onlineWatch out for phishing – when scam artists send text, or pop-up messages to get people to share their personal informationAs a parent, you can say, “No.”
7 Socializing OnlineSocial networking site: A website that allows you to build a profile and connect with others (ex: Facebook, MySpace, Twitter).
8 Socializing Online: What are the dangers? Sharing too much informationPosting pictures or video that damage someone’s reputation“Friending” unknown peopleOnline predators
9 Socializing Online: What can parents do? Review your child’s friend listUse privacy settings to restrict who can access and post on your child’s profileTell your child not to impersonate someone elseCreate a safe screen name
10 CyberbullyingCyberbullying: using technology, such as the Internet or cell phones, to bully or harass someone.
11 Cyberbullying: What does it look like? Posting pictures of someone without consentSpreading rumors, gossip or threatening someone (on a social networking site, blog, text message, etc)Stealing passwords to assume someone else’s identity
12 Cyberbullying: What can parents do? Talk to your child about bullyingAsk your child to let you know if an online message or image makes him/her feel threatened or hurtCheck your child’s social networking page often for mean-spirited comments
13 Cyberbullying: What can parents do? Do not respond to cyberbullying messagesSave the inappropriate contentBlock the bully if it is a social networking siteReport it to the administration, and if the child is in danger, report to the local police
14 Protecting the Netbook: What does it look like? Keeping the netbook free from virusesKeeping personal information private
15 Protecting the Netbook: What can parents do? Avoid downloading anything:Free screensavers or gamess or attachments from unknown senders
16 What Can Parents Do? Establish rules for Internet use Keep the computer in a common roomCommunicate with your child
17 Remember: The netbooks are school property Every computer can be trackedWebsites visited, videos posted and online communications can be traced