Presentation on theme: "INTERNET SAFETY Maureen Baron, M.A. English Montreal School Board."— Presentation transcript:
INTERNET SAFETY Maureen Baron, M.A. English Montreal School Board
Video selections The Future of Technology Social Media Therefore they / we need to know how to stay safe in cyberspace
It’s true because: I read it on the Internet so it has to be true. It was an email from my bank. It was on my friend’s Facebook … I found it in a book in the library … I found it in the encyclopedia... My teacher said … My mother (father, cousin etc.) said … It looks like a really good web site. It looks like a real web site with the company logo etc. It must be OK because Google gave it to me.
Safety rules for the Internet Same as safety rules in real space: Don’t talk to strangers Don’t do anything illegal Know where you are and how to get home If you do or say anything on the Internet – you should be able to publish it on the front page of the newspaper Don’t start a fire or flame war Don’t give out personal information If it is too good to be true.... it’s not true Only post pictures you would like to see on the front page of the newspaper
Cyberbullying: Cyberbullying “Cyberbullying involves the use of information and communication technologies such as e-mail, cell phone and pager text messages, instant messaging, defamatory personal Web sites, and defamatory online personal polling Web sites, to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviour by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others.” (Bell Belsey, www.cyberbullying.ca )www.cyberbullying.ca
Cyberbullying: Texts Emails Hacked accounts Cel phones Internet WWW sites Online game sites No one is anonymous: we CAN find you! Sea of Pink
Canadian Law and Internet crimes Child pornography Identity theft Libel and Defamation Fraud Intimidation Threats Copyright violations Discrimination Theft Your parents and you in court
Protect yourself on Facebook Privacy settings Who do you share what with.... Why do you post.... What are you posting..... Where are you posting... Can you control where it goes? When are you posting... Can you control how long it is there for?
You are the parent You set the example Disconnect to connect video You set the rules In real space and in cyberspace You protect, teach, supervise, care for, love, have fun with.... Your child... In real space and in cyberspace