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1 1 Teaching Students to Be Safe in a Digital Age Patti Fowler, SC Attorney General’s Office Martha Alewine, SC Department of Education

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3 3 Did You Know? Online sales totaled $100 billion in 2005 Online retail sales in the United States rose to $32.4 billion and accounted for 3.6% of all retail sales in the second quarter of 2009, even as total retail sales fell 0.4%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Quarterly Retail E-Commerce Sales 2nd Quarter 2009 report.

4 4 Did You Know? 1 in 4 households have been victims of ID theft in the past 5 years 33% of 13- to- 17-year-olds reported that their parents or guardians know “very little” or “nothing” about what they do on the Internet.

5 5 Did You Know? 61% of 13 to 17 year olds have a per- sonal profile on sites such as Myspace, Friendster, or Xanga 14% have actually met face-to-face with a person they had known only through the Internet

6 6 FacebookFacebook with 133,623,529 unique visits. MySpaceMySpace with 50,615,444 unique visits. TwitterTwitter with 23,573,178 unique visits. LinkedinLinkedin with 15,475,890 unique visits. ClassmatesClassmates with 14,613,381 unique visits. MyLifeMyLife with 8,736,352 unique visits. NingNing with 6,120,667 unique visits. LiveJournalLiveJournal with 3,834,155 unique visits. TaggedTagged with 3,800,325 unique visits. with 3,473,978 unique visits. As of October 25, 2010

7 7 Do Your Students Know? Internet Safety is cumulative. There is NO single thing you can do to completely protect yourself on the internet. There are multiple components to staying safe.

8 8 Scaffolding Indicators 4 Standards PreK-12 South Carolina Internet Safety Standards

9 9 Students recognize their rights and responsibilities in using technologies with- in the context of today’s world. Standard 1: Digital Citizenship

10 10 Students use critical think- ing and evaluation while in corporating appropriate di- gital tools and resources in to their education. Standard 2: Media Literacy

11 11 Students recognize the ethical and legal issues while access- ing, creating, and using digital tools and resources in order to make informed decisions. Standard 3: Cyber-ethics

12 12 Students will recognize online risks and dangers in order to take appropriate actions to pro- tect themselves while using di- gital tools and resources. Standard 4: Personal Safety

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14 14 Academic Standards NETS-S ISTE Standards For the 21 st Century Learner AASL P21 College and Career-Ready Relationship to other standards and initiatives

15 15 Safety Minutes PSAsStandards Recommended Resources NetSmartzNetSmartz iSafeiSafe WebWiseKidsWebWiseKids CommonSense MediaCommonSense Media SC K-12 ICT Scope and SequenceSC K-12 ICT Scope and Sequence What We Have For You

16 16 Click on IMPACT: Teaching and Learning for the 21 st Century

17 17 SampleLessons ProfessionalDevelopment ITVProgramming Agencies & Offices Attorney GeneralAttorney General SCDESCDE Office of Youth ServicesOffice of Youth Services Office of eLearningOffice of eLearning CyberSafety Task ForceCyberSafety Task Force What We Can Do For You

18 18 District State Teachers Students Parents Teachers Students Parents Teachers Students Parents Teachers Students Parents Teachers Students Parents Schools What Can We Do For You?

19 19 SC Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

20 20 History of the Task Force The ICAC program was developed in response to the increasing number of teens on the Internet, the proliferation of child pornography, the heightened online activity by predators.

21 21 History of the Task Force The first ten Task Forces in the U.S. were formed in 1998 with grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. South Carolina’s Task Force was one of the first ten formed, under the umbrella of the Attorney General’s Office.

22 22 Mission of the Task Force To provide Internet safety awareness presentations and resources. To investigate and prosecute Internet crimes against children. To provide statewide training to law enforcement and prosecutors in various practical investigative and forensic areas.

23 23 Members of the Task Force Task Force Commander – Deborah Shupe Program Manager – Chip Payne Internet Safety Education Coordinator – Patti Fowl er Three Prosecutors – Megan Wines, Priscilla Jones, Kyle Senn Appellate Practice Specialist – William Blitch Special Investigator – Lucinda McKellar Computer Forensics Examiner – Bobby Belton Legal Assistant – Lisa Gray Law Clerk – Guy Dabbs

24 24 Partners and Affiliate Members of the Task Force STATE: SLED, NCMEC (SC Chapter) FEDERAL: ICE, NCIS, US Postal Inspection Services, FBI, US Probation and Parole, US Secret Service LOCAL: 55 County and Local Law Enforce- ment Agencies

25 25 Internet Safety – Why Now? 1. Increase in the number of ways to access the Internet and in the number of activities. 2.Increasingly younger ages who are accessing the Internet. 3.There are people on the Internet who intend to do harm to our children and teens.

26 26 Internet Predators A recent United Nations report indicates that there are some 750,000 predators on the Internet. 1 in 7 children have been sexually solicited online. Once only in chat rooms, predators are now going through other social networking sites such as My Space and Facebook for information. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

27 27 Task Force Record Criminal Solicitation of a Minor – 198 arrests, 137 convictions, 61 pending Sexual Exploitation of a Minor – 79 arrests, 59 prosecuted, 13 convictions, 46 pending

28 28 Internet Safety Programs Elementary Grades 3-5 Middle School High School Higher Education Parents Professional Development Law Enforcement

29 29 Internet Safety Programs – Students Keep personal information private. Share passwords only with parents. “Talk” with people online that you know in real life, not to strangers. Be kind and respectful online. Social Networking Cyberbullying and Sexting Identity Theft, Phishing, Shadow Resumes

30 30 Internet Safety Programs – Parents Apply parenting wisdom to your child’s screen time. Nothing is more effective than parent knowledge and supervision. Communicate with your child about their use of media. Establish guidelines and boundaries for screen time. Know who your child is communicating with online.

31 31 803-734-3970 803-734-4098

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