Presentation on theme: "Developed by Technology Services 1:1 Laptop Initiative"— Presentation transcript:
1Developed by Technology Services 1:1 Laptop Initiative Internet SafetyDeveloped byTechnology Services1:1 Laptop Initiative
2Important 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.
3Communicating Online: What is it? ChatInstant Messaging (IM)Posting videos
4Communicating 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
5Communicating 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
6Communicating 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.”
7Socializing OnlineSocial networking site: A website that allows you to build a profile and connect with others (ex: Facebook, MySpace, Twitter).
8Socializing Online: What are the dangers? Sharing too much informationPosting pictures or video that damage someone’s reputation“Friending” unknown peopleOnline predators
9Socializing 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
10CyberbullyingCyberbullying: using technology, such as the Internet or cell phones, to bully or harass someone.
11Cyberbullying: 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
12Cyberbullying: 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
13Cyberbullying: 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
14Protecting the Netbook: What does it look like? Keeping the netbook free from virusesKeeping personal information private
15Protecting the Netbook: What can parents do? Avoid downloading anything:Free screensavers or gamess or attachments from unknown senders
16What Can Parents Do? Establish rules for Internet use Keep the computer in a common roomCommunicate with your child
17Remember: The netbooks are school property Every computer can be trackedWebsites visited, videos posted and online communications can be traced