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1 1 5 steps to enjoying a safer internet experience SID 2013 presentation for adults who work/volunteer with children, young people and vulnerable adults © e-Safer Suffolk 2013

2 What’s the situation in Suffolk? Out of 1265 respondents to the 2012 survey, the encouraging message was that 79% of respondents had been taught e-safety in school and 59% had been taught e-safety by their parents. 19% (240) of respondents claimed to have been cyber bullied and 71% of those reported being upset to some extent. There was also a clear difference between how males and females felt about being cyber bullied; 82% of girls reported being upset, compared to only 57% of boys.

3 It’s about safeguarding By creating e-safer communities we aim to enable children, young people and vulnerable adults to understand the risks. But they must also be empowered to report concerns about what they encounter online. You, as the workforce (and equally as parents/carers) have a key role in providing safeguarding support for children, young people and vulnerable adults. Creating an e-safer Suffolk will be an ongoing challenge.

4 Stop & think before sending that As an employee of an organisation you ’ re responsible for the appropriate use of , this means not just etiquette but the secure management of the s you send. Don’t use a personal or non-work account to send or receive business s.

5 Think internet smart, internet savvy Be internet savvy and make use of the security controls and privacy settings available on the technology, mobile devices and social networking systems that you, and your service users enjoy! – how to protect yourself, your computer or mobile device against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online.

6 Enjoy the internet safely Enjoy the internet but be careful what sites you visit. They can contain harmful content such as phishing malware that will try to access personal data for criminal purposes. Adjust the security settings in your internet browser so that you only visit ‘safe’ websites Set up the security software on your pc, tablet or mobile to scan websites and apps before they open/download

7 Posting can be fun Posting can be fun but make sure you don’t post anything you will regret later! Don’t use offensive language or pictures you wouldn’t want your boss or a work colleague to see. To keep control over photos change the privacy settings in Facebook so that people cannot tag you in their photographs – click on the cog icon

8 Share only what you’re comfortable with If in doubt, don ’ t share. Remember that your Facebook friends could also share pictures of you with others. So review your privacy settings on a regular basis. Go to for instructions on how to change your privacy settings

9 Share securely thanks to your privacy settings Stop and think before sending that work Posting can be fun, but don’t publish anything you could regret Enjoy the internet safely by being careful about the websites that you visit Think smart, think internet savvy, and set up appropriate controls Steps to a safer internet experience

10 helping you and the children, young people and vulnerable adults you work with make the most of the internet Practical e-safety advice, information and guidance


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