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1 The Parents and Carers Guide to the Internet Throughout this presentation we may refer to factsheets, parental control settings or video clips. Please Google our school website and visit the following side panel pages; 1.School Documents; handouts etc 2.eSafety Online page; recommended advice websites and play video clips. Child Exploitation & Online Protection

2 Aims…. To consider what children and young people are actually doing online To explore some of the issues surrounding e-safety To provide some possible solutions to help keep them safer online

3 Why are you here today? 48% of children in the UK say there are things on the internet that bother children their own age EU Kids Online II 48% of parents think their child knows more about the internet then they do Ofcom 2011 24% of 11 – 16s who use the internet at home feel more confident on the internet than in real life

4 There is often a gap between what children do online and what their parents and carers think they do… The figures below refer to a SMALL % of children but show the need to talk with your children 41% of parents whose child has seen sexual images online say that their child has not; 56% of parents whose child has received nasty or hurtful messages online say that their child has not; 52% of parents whose child has received sexual messages say that their child has not; 61% of parents whose child has met offline with an online contact say that their child has not. The EU Kids Online project based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Risks and safety on the internet, on Thursday 21 October 2012 Digital Divide

5 Things Children do online: GamingWheres Klaus video 6-7 years What is eSafety? Educating ourselves with the pace of technology, in order to... Safeguard children & young people online.

6 Fun on a Global Scale Learn through play (Education) Friendships and Community Networking skills Communication Creativity skills Multi tasking Accessible 24/7 and quick Opportunities Click here to return to What is eSafety slide.

7 Privacy Grooming Sexual Images Cyberbullying Webcam Exposure to harmful content Fraud and scams Risks Click here to return to Primary Scenario slide.

8 Your child comes home from school and tells you they want an account on a popular gaming site for children Fishy Finder. They tell you that EVERYONE in their class has an account and that they feel left out. What are your next steps? What boundaries do you set ? Primary Scenario Refer to CEOPs Keeping your child safe online – A checklist for parents and carers handout. Refer to SafeKids Family Contract for Online Safety Kids Pledge handout. And make your own agreement together!

9 Preparing for Secondary Scenario You bought your eldest a laptop for Christmas. They spend all of their time using it and you are not sure what they are up too. You are concerned about the information they are possibly sharing and who they are talking to. What might your concerns be? How you approach the subject? What do I need to put in place? What can you do to protect them? Columbo method; find out what they are doing online, how it works and who they are with. Communicate; extend your Stranger danger talk. What are Friends of Friends to you = A STRANGER Family Agreed Parental Controls; explain what you are doing, why and how it will be monitored and consequences. Report; be as aware of their online activities and friends as their real life world. Educate children how to flag, block and report abuse.

10 Parents and Carers Guide www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents What you waiting for, click to watch!

11 Social Networking SN Sites are the 2 nd biggest area where CEOP receives abuse reports (22%) Its essential for parents to understand how to use them safely as banning them doesnt always work! 86% of children aged 9 -19 year olds use SN sites 43% of 8 to 12 year olds claim to have a profile online Currently 25% of 8-12 year olds have their profiles public Learn how to be safe rather than Banning? For some children banning is a sure way of making the target even more appealing. You know your child best; when they are sensible enough to balance peer pressure verses practicing safe control skills! Essential; identity protection, privacy setting family member as a friend password safeguards Learn how to be safe rather than Banning? For some children banning is a sure way of making the target even more appealing. You know your child best; when they are sensible enough to balance peer pressure verses practicing safe control skills! Essential; identity protection, privacy setting family member as a friend password safeguards

12 Cyberbullying What is Cyberbullying? "Cyberbullying" is the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) particularly mobile phones and the internet, to deliberately upset someone. DCFS 2007 Advice for Parents Be careful about denying access to technology Be aware your child is as likely to be a bully as a victim Discuss how to be a good online friend Gather evidence; keep message but NEVER download or save an indecent image Report the cyberbullying: - Service provider - School - Police Is it a criminal offence? POTENTIALLY – Yes. Severity, Impact, Repetition What is the age of responsibility regarding potential prosecution ? 10 years old, prior would be parental prosecution.

13 Tech trendy vs Media Expert Legal or illegal to accept Terms & Condition Agreements of age restricted social network sites for under the age of 13 years? COPPACOPPA – Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act (2000) applies to the online collection of personal information from children under 13. The guide was prepared to help web operators comply with the new requirements for protecting children's privacy online and understand the FTC's (Federal Trade Commission) enforcement authority. Instagram Dangers; Public by default and keep reverting back! Public settings.Public settings Users can manually set their account to private to restrict access to their photos and can opt not to include geolocations in their posts. However, after a phones operating system is upgraded the app reverts back to Public by default. Snapchat Dangers; once digital data is sent (published) you have no control. Why your Snapchat Photos Arent Private link important video.link Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel has been quoted as saying that the app was never intended for complete privacy look at the companys Terms of Service: Although we attempt to delete image data as soon as possible after the message is transmitted, we cannot guarantee that the message contents will be deleted in every case. Again, so much for self-delete.

14 Grooming; what makes a safe place? How do we safeguard our children in Lego land? How do we safeguard our children on chat/social network sites; Moshi Monster or Club Penguin? Click Here to read the full news article Click Here to read the full news article Put it in context video Put it in context video

15 1. My child is under 13 and wants a Facebook account, do I allow them?do I allow them 2. At what age should a child own a mobile phone? 3. At what age should I allow my child their first email account? 4.How to I talk to my child about their friends online? 5.How do I talk to my child about inappropriate content online? 7.What can I do if my child is being cyberbullied? cyberbullied 8.What can I do if my child has been approached by an adult online?approached by an adult online 9.My child has had something posted about them, how do I get it removed? 10.I haven't set any parental controls, where do I start? Frequently asked questions

16 The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) was set up in April 2006 to protect children from online sexual exploitation: www.thinkuknow.co.uk CEOPs Report Abuse button has received over 50,000 reports Better websites clearly show how to flag, block and report abuse. Ask your child to show you! CEOP works as part of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) Abuse; flag it, block it, report it

17 Top Tips 1.Talk to your child about what theyre up to online. 2.Watch Thinkuknow films and cartoons with your child. 3.Keep up-to-date with your childs growth and new online experiences. 4.Clearly show they can come and tell you any concern they may/or may not have caused (i.e. downloaded a file thats now causing problems, made a friend they are now having problems with) that worries them, and you will not over-react. Together unravel the issue, what happen in the lead-up, and find a calm solution. Keep Calm and Communicate! 5.Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world. 6.Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space. 7.Use parental controls on devices that link to the internet, such as the TV, laptops, computers, games consoles and mobile phones.

18 Whats the biggest risk… …thatll you only think of the risks and forget the benefits!

19 Everything that's already in the world when you're born is just normal… Anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it… Anything that gets invented after you're thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it until it's been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really Douglas Adams Bridge the Digital Divide

20 Always Consider Do you know? How these sites or technologies work? What are the age recommendations? Is there a section for parents/carers? How do you report a problem? Can it be made private? Are there parental controls? Parents ignore game age ratings - BBC NewsBBC News Parents felt disconnected from the world of video games and so showed little interest in this aspect of their children's lives. said Jurgen Freund, Modulum chief executive

21 Parental Controls Can help: Block sites that are not age appropriate limit inappropriate and illegal material Set timings – automatic switch off at bedtime Monitor activity Apply to laptops, computers, mobile phones and games consoles Examples include ISP Filters, Net Nanny, K9, Windows, Open DNS Family Shield and more… But remember no filtering or control is 100%

22 Summary Have family rules/boundaries for safer use e.g. who to add as friends and privacy settings – Be a positive online role model for your child – Make sure they know they can come to you if they are worried Access support e.g. School website, CEOP, Childnet Talk to your child: Get involved and learn together. Use parental controls and tools to help but dont rely on them 100% Technology literate + life literate = Safer Children

23 Follow the 5 Golden Rules Ground Rules Online Safety Location and parental controls Keep talking Dont over react

24 Where can I go for more help Visit our school website for further eSafety support for parents and carers to browse our: 1.School Documents ; parental control handouts, etc 2.eSafety Online page ; recommended advice websites and play video clips. www.furleypark.kent.sch.uk/ www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents Furley Park

25 www.childnet.com

26 www.getsafeonline.org

27 www.cybermentors.org.uk

28 www.go-on.co.uk

29 Any questions? Thank you & Questions


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