Presentation on theme: "Cyber-bullying and E Safety What is it? Cyber bullying - Any form of bullying that takes place online or through your mobile phone. E Safety - understanding."— Presentation transcript:
Cyber-bullying and E Safety What is it? Cyber bullying - Any form of bullying that takes place online or through your mobile phone. E Safety - understanding how to stay safe when using computers, mobile phones or tablets.
Social Network Safety Safety tips: Don’t post anything on social networking sites which gives your real name, address, place where you work or study or your telephone number.
Social Network Safety Don’t identify your friends on social networks Take care with on-line relationships Keep passwords secret
Social Network Safety Don’t upload anything that may cause future embarrassment.
Social Network Safety Protect your Tweets on Twitter – so that people can only follow you if you approve it first.
Social Network Safety Avoid posting offensive comments
Bullying on social networks Avoid spreading rumours.
Mobile Phone Bullying What is it? Silent calls Insulting or threatening texts Abusive verbal messages Stolen identity
Mobile Phone Bullying Take care when you give out your phone number.
Mobile Phone Bullying Keep a note of dates and times of any abusive calls. Do not reply to them
Mobile Phone Bullying Tell someone what is happening
Stay Safe Be safe in public places Don’t flash your phone around
How to Deal with Cyber-bullying Report it!
How to Deal with Cyber-bullying Internet service providers have contact addresses for complaints about bullying, normally or or similar depending on your
How to Deal with Cyber-bullying Do not reply to any abusive .
How to Stay Safe On-line Never give your real name
How to stay safe on line Only meet someone from a chatroom in a public place and with a chaperone.
How to Stay Safe On-line Never tell anyone where you work or study
How to Stay Safe On-line Never give out your details unless you feel happy and comfortable to do so.
Warning! The next two slides contain case studies of recent court cases relating to the sexual abuse of children which some learners may find upsetting
Recent Case Studies A teenage girl, who was a victim of a Dorset internet sexual predator, has spoken out for the first time to warn other young people of the hidden dangers of the world-wide-web. Amy (not her real name), from Yeovil, was 12-years old when Oliver Randal, 20, from Bridport, Dorset, made his first contact through a social networking site. Randall was jailed in December 2008 for four years, for grooming children online, making and taking indecent images of children and engaging in inappropriate activity with underage girls. It is believed more that 40 girls aged between 12 and 18 from Dorset and Somerset were involved in the case. Prosecutor Joanne Morrissey said after the case that, “if it wasn’t for (Amy’s) mother being suspicious and contacting the police, the activities of Randall may never have come to light”.
Recent Case Studies A paedophile who posed online as pop star Justin Bieber to persuade girls as young as nine to commit inappropriate acts for him was jailed for 14 years today. Robert Hunter, 35, used the star’s identity and other fake teenage boy personas to dazzle hundreds of child victims worldwide. He encouraged them to behave inappropriately on webcam – then threatened them with exposure and violence if they told. Hunter, of Middlesbrough, was finally traced by police in Tasmania after one of his young victims complained. At Teesside Crown Court, he admitted 15 charges of causing or inciting a child to engage in inappropriate activity and 14 of making indecent photos of children. Jailing him, Judge Peter Bowers said: “The deceits you used were elaborate. “This is one of the most serious cases of internet abuse the courts have dealt with in this area.” He described it as one of the worst cases to come before the courts, while one source in the inquiry said Hunter was ‘every parent’s worst nightmare’. Pretending to be Bieber himself, or a teenage boy, he used sites such as Facebook, Skype, MSN and imesh to persuade girls to expose themselves.
Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. Safer Internet Day 2015 will be celebrated on Tuesday 10 February 2015, with the strapline, once again, of “Let’s create a better internet together” following the success of last year's campaign.