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1 E-Safety Talk for SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School

2 Our Aims The main aim of this evening is to raise awareness of how children are using the internet and what we can all do to make the online environment a safer place.

3 Risks of using the internet People lying to others online Bullying using the internet (Cyber bulling) Seeing inappropriate images and material Viruses and pop ups Paedophiles use the internet to meet young people

4 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

5 Mobile Technology Mobile Phones - Internet via mobile phone technology - Chat rooms and social networking sites wherever and whenever - Bluetooth technology to share music files and photos with friends - Ringtones can be downloaded from the internet straight to phones

6 Mobile Technology Wireless internet access - Internet access wherever there is a wireless signal - If security settings not set access is available to anyone in the vicinity - Broadband allows faster and cheaper internet access Staffordshire introducing new “filtering System” to protect children in our schools but as we’ve seen most Internet usage is at home – so educating our children is the only way forward.

7 Parents Children The Gulf of Internet Knowledge Bridging the gap of knowledge around the internet

8 How do we use the internet ? Adults Shopping Banking / saving Utilities and insurance Holidays Research News Young People Music Games Chat Instant messaging Social Networking Blogs

9 The Internet in School & at Home In School Supervised Filtered Curriculum Monitored At Home 65% of homes have internet access. 56% have broadband. 19% of young people have internet access in their bedrooms. 53% of children said they were never or hardly ever supervised by their parents or carers when online. 81% of parents think they know what their children are doing all or most of the time when accessing the internet.

10 For those of you who are not using facebook … Question: What is Facebook? Facebook is a social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. Since September 2006, anyone over the age of 13 with a valid address (and not residing in one of the countries where it is banned) can become a Facebook user.

11 57% of people talk more on- line … … than they do in real life!

12 Facebook Worries Facebook’s privacy policy states : “No information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for Facebook or provide any personal information...” UNFORTUNATELY WE ALL KNOW THIS IS NOT THE CASE!

13 Please check your child’s privacy settings. Monday evening I found 12 children from our school on facebook. 1 was in year 4! (privacy settings secure) 11 were in year 5 & 6 Only 2 profiles of the 11 were private 2 were part private. The rest were open - to everyone

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16 Please check your child’s privacy settings Please check your family’s privacy settings.

17 CEOP Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre What does CEOP do? CEOP work in partnership to protect children and young people from sexual exploitation – from the e-world to the real world. Look out for their logo.

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19 Internet Explorer 8 & CEOP Internet Explorer 8 has a new button 'Click CEOP'. Downloading this button to your Internet Explorer 8 toolbar will provide instant access to internet safety information for children and parents. To download this button you need to be using the Internet Explorer 8 browser and then download the 'Click CEOP' button which will sit on your browser toolbar. Click Clever, Click Safe, Click CEOP

20 The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre Video Clip

21 Safety Ideas Keep your computer / laptop in family areas for all to see. Agree a set of internet ‘house rules’ Ask them to teach you to use any applications. Know what your children are doing on line and who they are talking to. Help your children to understand that they should never give out personal details. Encourage your child to use an avatar character on social networking sites rather than their own photo. Help your child to understand that some people lie on line. s – never open s or attachments from people you don’t know.

22 Remember No amount of blocking or filtering software can completely protect your child from the Internet 24 hours a day. The best protection is keeping an open relationship with your child, and make sure you communicate with them, and they you. Even the most advanced software is not foolproof. Children can guess and find passwords, or even find a way to disable the program or get around it if they have the computer knowledge. School now has e-safety software in place which logs all internet activity in school and raises alerts if there are any concerns.

23 E-safety Websites

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29 Cyber Cafe /

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31 Zip it – block it - flag it

32 And finally … [Do not go home and unplug your computer.] Protecting your children means knowing what they are doing online. Learn how your child uses the Internet. Parents can be slower to embrace new technologies – so why not get your child to teach or show you. Remember the Internet provides our children with a fantastic resource – we want them to use the Internet but we also want them to know how to remain safe whilst using it.

33 Thank you for attending. We hope this presentation has been of interest to you.

34 Useful Websites Visit to view the CEOP Educational Awareness filmswww.youtube.com/ceop


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