Predator Identification Internet Safety Awareness For presentation at Mayfield Intermediate
U U nderstand the need for being safe in the cyber community - just like your physical community. U U nderstand how predators typically approach kids and teens online. U U nderstand the importance of refusing inappropriate advances. K K now how to Report suspicious activities that you encounter on the Internet. TODAY’S GOALS
What do you do online? How many of you access the Internet? Research E-mail Instant messaging Chatting
Why do you go to the Internet to meet people? just to talk ? bored ? lonely ? to meet people ? ? ? Do you really want to be talking to adults?
The scary thing is…you could be talking to someone who’s Many people use the Internet illegally. 50 NOT 15
We call them Internet Predators lie to strike up friendships and relationships that are deceiving. PREDATORS
What is a predator ? A predator is someone who victimizes somebody else. A predator uses lies, secrecy or stealth to get close enough to another to harm them.
What is Prey? Prey is the victim of a predator. An Internet predator preys on online users!
Chat! Instant Message E-mail Online predators do the same things that you do online! Surf the Net
So, how does a predator gain He or she slowly Grooms You… YOUR TRUST ?
How does a predator trick you into believing he or she is your friend? How does a predator trick you into believing he or she is your friend? S.I.T.S. S IMILAR I NTERESTS T RUST S ECRECY
TRUST: They make you think that you can tell them anything. When you talk about problems they always take your side TRUST: They make you think that you can tell them anything. When you talk about problems they always take your side. SIMILAR INTERESTS : They tell you that they like the same things that you like SIMILAR INTERESTS : They tell you that they like the same things that you like. SECRECY: You can tell them secrets. And, they may tell you to keep your friendship secret because no one else will understand. S.I.T.S
DANGER! An online predator will LIE to you to gain your TRUST! A predator might tell you he or she will treat you better than your family does. A predator might tell you he or she will buy things for you. A predator may tell you he or she loves you.
THEN WHAT? Predators might send you pictures that make you feel uncomfortable, and then tell you that it is okay to look at them. They may even tell you that they are going to tell your parents, or that they know where you live and are going to hurt you or your family if you tell anyone about them. But no matter what they say or do THEY WILL ALWAYS WANT TO MEET YOU
Becoming your new BEST friend A Predator will groom you by: But don’t be fooled! These are just LIES! Pretending to like the same things Pretending to share your interests Telling you they truly care about you Always taking your side LET’S RECAP!
The FBI has a special task force to find Internet predators. Victims are typically in their early to mid teens. BOTH GIRLS and BOYS ARE TARGETS! 1 in 5 U.S. teenagers say they have received an unwanted sexual solicitation online. That makes YOU at RISK!
Not all online solicitations are unwanted. Sometimes you meet someone online and WANT to meet them offline. Predators want you to be a Willing Participant. Remember Katie? How can online relationships go wrong? But there is still DANGER involved!
Sometimes teenagers are willing participants in online relationships with others who might be older. Bored Why??? No matter what the reason, ANY online relationship can be dangerous. Lonely Insecure Curious
i-SAFE student pre-assessments, like the one you probably participated in, have shown that: Consider This: More than 31% of teens say it is easier to talk with people on the Internet than in real life. Over 25% of 10th graders are willing to meet an online friend in person. Almost 15% of 8th graders say they have met in person, someone they first met on the Internet - and by grade 12 that number increases to 23%. So what do you think? Are there dangers?
Stay SAFE ~ THINK About Things Like: Your Screen Name What you reveal while online Who you are talking to And…Know how to report suspicious behavior
Use a screen name WITHOUT personal information about YOU! What is wrong with this screen name ??? A KEY i-SAFE ONLINE TIP Jessiegirl14
Private Information There is certain information you should never reveal on the Internet. Name Address Phone Number School Age or Birthdate Family and Friend’s Names Social Security Number
Indirect Information Predators can also learn about you indirectly By becoming your buddy, they learn about you so they can eventually get what they want -- They will ask you questions and learn from things you say Details like your school mascot or a concert that you are going to can help them identify you and where you live. A Meeting With YOU
Online Friends You never know who you might be talking to online, so who can you trust? You can talk online with friends from school, family, or other groups that you belong to. Remember – if you have never met a person physically, you really can’t be sure who they are.
What should you do if: You think someone is grooming you? Someone wants to meet you? Someone threatens you? Someone sends pictures to you that make you uncomfortable? Call local law enforcement Tell a teacher or another adult at school. Tell your parent, guardian, or another trusted adult.
Youth Empowerment Activity Your Teacher will give you a form that has directions for your parent to fill out a survey online. If your parents can not access the survey, discuss Internet safety with them instead. Either way, have your parent or guardian sign the form and return it to your teacher. i-SAFE student assessments have indicated that 30% of students feel that their parents’ Internet skills are either weak or very weak. i-SAFE has also been conducting parent surveys to find out what parents think about Internet use.
Discuss What do you think about the following statistics? How do you think your parents measure up? 88% of parents feel that they know “some” or “a lot” about where their children go or what their children do the Internet. 52.6% of parents feel that their ability to shelter their children from inappropriate material on the Internet is limited. 53.9% of parents feel that their children are proficient or experts in computer use. 47% of parents spend less than 2 hours per week on the internet.
Student Mentors Know the Rules of the Road Tell others about Internet safety Plan Internet safety activities and events outside the classroom Teach Internet safety to others
Speak Out ! Write News Articles Give Presentations Create PSAs Plan Assemblies Draw Awareness Art Town Hall Meetings School Contests Teach Younger Students and Parents
Take Action Missouri Mentors win National poster contest. California Mentors create video PSAs. Maryland Mentor speaks to Congress. Utah Mentor wins filmmaker contest.
Take Action It’s Easy with the i-Mentor Training Network! i-SAFE provides 5-minute videos that will take you step by step through the process of accomplishing any of the i-SAFE outreach activities. Check them out at www.isafe.org.www.isafe.org Click on the X-Block!
Register Online Find out about more activities Order additional materials Earn prizes Go to the i-SAFE Website and Create an Account (it’s free!) www.isafe.org