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1 Internet Safety Learning Disability Partnership Board 15 th October 2010 Veronica Hughes Bromley Adult Education College

2 What will we cover today? Social networking – what is it and how can you use it safely How to behave in a Chat Room s – what to open and what to avoid Online shopping – how to keep your money safe 2

3 Advantages of the Internet Find old friends on Facebook Keep in touch with friends Share photos Chat online to friends Join in discussions online Keep in touch using Shop from home 3

4 Social Networking Facebook MSN messenger MySpace, Bebo Chat Rooms 4

5 Facebook Don’t be “friends” with people you don’t know in the real world Don’t use a real photo of yourself Be careful about any personal information your give away – check privacy settings Never meet anyone in the real world that you only know online, without telling someone you are going 5

6 MSN/Chat Rooms Don't use your real name as your username Remember ASL: – Age – Sex – Location Don’t give out any personal details Be careful who you talk to online – treat people as strangers 6

7 MSN/Chat Rooms Remember you don’t really know who you are talking to Don’t answer questions you don’t want to If you feel uncomfortable – leave the chat room or close the Internet Speak to someone you trust if you need to ask advice 7

8 s Ensure you have up-to- date anti-virus software Be wary of opening s from unknown senders Beware of scam s Never open attachments from unknown senders 8

9 Online shopping Only shop with well known companies Look for the https in the address bar Look for the padlock Do not give your bank details without seeing these signs 9

10 Secure Website Examples

11 Internet Café Safety If you’re using your own laptop use a Firewall Be aware of people looking over your shoulder – they could steal your user name and password When logging into or Facebook - don’t tick the 'save password' or 'remember me' boxes Log out, log off Delete your browsing history before you leave 11

12 Examples of signing in/out 12

13 What to do if you’re worried If you are using the Internet and something happens that you don’t like: If you are alone – close down the Internet If you feel uncomfortable about something someone has said or written, or something you have seen: – Close the window – Speak to someone you trust 13

14 Make it easy on yourself! Use the Zoom control to enlarge the page Use Accessibility Options in Control Panel Screen readers are available free to download AccessApps provides lots of free utilities to enable easier use of the computer Free to download from: 14

15 Learn to use the Internet Online – – ‘New to Computers’ link – Online Help and ICT Hotline Cotmandene Community Resource Centre – Runs IT Courses 15

16 Internet Safety: a summary Don’t become friends with anyone you don’t know in the real world Understand privacy settings Chat Rooms Don’t give out any personal details Treat people as strangers Telephone number Address Anti virus must be up to date Be careful opening attachments or unknown s Friend? X 16

17 Internet Safety: a summary Shopping Use well known sites e.g. Amazon, Tescos Look for security symbols Internet Café Sign/Log Out when you’ve finished Delete your browsing history Worried? On your own – close down the Internet Speak to someone you trust 17

18 Website Suggestions Website AddressInformation information for social and rented housing to stay healthy at parents/carers, but useful advice on ‘New to Computers’ (also available in different languages and BSL) social networking and cyber bullying advice exploitation and online protection centre 18


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