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1 E-Safety for Parents Hywel Stayte Associate Leader: ICT & E-Learning

2 Text Speak! How much do you know? Pupils VS Parents See if you can identify as many of the different text abbreviations as you can

3 What does it mean? LOL POS A/S/L BRB GTG ATM OMG BTW Laugh Out Loud Parent Over Shoulder Age/Sex/Location Be Right Back Got To Go At The Moment Oh My God By The Way

4 Objectives of this session Raise awareness of the potential risks of life online Provide you with tips for online safety at home

5 The Need for this presentation!! Parents Children The Gulf of Internet Knowledge Bridging the gap of knowledge around the internet

6 One Click From Danger One Click Part 2 This is a short clip from a Panorama episode where the researchers have put a fake account on the internet to see what happens

7 Risks of using the internet & new technologies Paedophiles use the internet to meet young people People lying to others online Bullying using the internet (Cyberbulling) Seeing inappropriate images and material Viruses and pop ups Sexting

8 Benefits of the internet Educational games and programmes Research information The opportunity to communicate with people from all around the world The opportunity to share resources and ideas with people that have the same interests Shopping around the world without leaving your computer

9 Our Advice to you Know what your children are doing online Ask them to teach you to use any applications Keep the computer in a family room - this means you can keep more control of what they do (i.e. Webcams) Learn how to check web history and engage with technology

10 Our Advice to you Help your children to understand that they should never give out personal details to online friends - personal information includes: – their messenger id – email address – mobile number and any pictures of themselves, If your child receives spam / junk email & texts, remind them never to believe them, reply to them or use them. Help them to understand the risks of what could happen if they send a picture of themselves to a boyfriend

11 Handouts What is included: – Instruction sheets on how to make facebook & twitter accounts private – Instruction sheets on how to check web history – Parents guide to technology link – Britannica’s Guide to e-Safety

12 Parents guide to technology

13 Thank you for listening. Any Questions?

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