Internet Safety Basic Internet Safety Involves: You need a good firewall, spyware program, pop-up blocker AND COMMON SENSE The best protection is to engage your brain when surfing online.
Internet Safety Basic Internet Safety Involves Common Sense Rules: Keep your personal information private Never have a face to face meeting with someone you “meet” online Never respond to messages that are mean, inappropriate, or make you feel uncomfortable
Keeping Your Personal Information Private Never give the following information online: Full Name Address (even the city you live in) Phone number Name of school Friends’ names Age Photos Credit Card number or information. Internet Safety
Keeping Your Personal Information Private Would you put on a billboard in the middle of town the things you said last night on my space or IM? Eat at Joe’s! South 14 th street
Internet Safety Keeping Your Personal Information Private Eat at Joe’s! South 14 th street Status: Single Here for: Friends Orientation: Straight Hometown: Anywhere Body type: 5' 10" / Athletic Ethnicity: White / Caucasian Religion: Christian – other Smoke / Drink: No / No School: Anywhere HS
Internet Safety Keeping Your Personal Information Private “Go Stratford Spartans!!” “We are going to beat Snyder in the game on Friday!” “Jennifer is going to be the best cheerleader Odessa HS ever had! Tryouts are in the gym Friday at 4:00. She is going to be awesome!” (These are actual postings on MySpace sites.)
Internet Safety Never Meet Face-to Face With Someone You “Meet” Online. When you meet someone in person you have social cues you use to judge whether someone is safe or not. (clothes, appearance, voice, mannerisms…) With the internet, all of those cues are taken away and all you are left with is what the person writes on a screen.
Internet Safety Never Meet Face-to-Face With Someone You “Meet” Online. Most Internet Predators follow the same process. Meet in a CHAT ROOM or BLOG SITE Ask to talk in a PRIVATE ROOM, BUDDY LIST, or IM. Chat regularly, conversation goes from general to personal Become mentor/counselor/confidant/friend E-MAIL is exchanged Photos are exchanged Letters and gifts are sent Plans are made to meet with the Predator (sometimes they help with money or travel plans) They meet Predator does what they will with the victim
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Internet Safety Never respond to messages that are mean, inappropriate, or make you feel uncomfortable. If someone is angry, hostile, rude, or makes you feel uncomfortable, don’t respond. Press “Shift/Print Screen”. This copies the computer screen. Print this out and turn it in to parents, principals, or police. If it continues report them to: www.cybertipline.com www.cybertipline.com or call 1-800-843-5678.
Internet Safety Never respond to messages that are mean, inappropriate, or make you feel uncomfortable. If you accidentally go to a website that has mean, scary, or inappropriate pictures or messages you can leave. Hit the “back” button at the top left of the screen, the “home” button at the top middle of the screen.
Internet Safety Where to use these Common Sense Rules: E-mail Don’t respond to e-mail from people you don’t know. Businesses like banks, credit cards, e-bay, and others DON’T use e-mail to do account information and other personal transactions. Never use links, download materials, and start files from an e-mail you don’t know or were not expecting.
Internet Safety Where to use these Common Sense Rules: Pop-ups Don’t click on pop-ups Don’t give personal information If the MP3 player is free, why do they need a credit card number or for you to subscribe to 5 magazines, downloads, or other services to get it?
Cyber Safety Where to use these Common Sense Rules: In Cell Phone Use Think about the consequences of taking, sending, or forwarding a sexual picture of someone underage, even if it’s of you. You could get kicked off of sports teams, face humiliation, lose educational opportunities, and even get prosecuted by the law.
Cyber Safety Where to use these Common Sense Rules: In Cell Phone Use Never take images of yourself that you wouldn’t want everyone—your classmates, your teachers, your family, or your employers—to see.
Cyber Safety Where to use these Common Sense Rules: In Cell Phone Use Before Hitting Send, remember that you can’t control where this image may travel. What you send to a boyfriend or girlfriend could easily end up with their friends, and their friends, and their friends…
Cyber Safety Where to use these Common Sense Rules: In Cell Phone Use If you forward a sexual picture of someone underage, you are as responsible for this image as the original sender. You could face child pornography charges, go to jail, and have to register as a sex offender.
Cyber Safety Where to use these Common Sense Rules: In Cell Phone Use Report any nude picture you receive on your cell phone to an adult you trust. Do not delete the message. Instead, get your parents, guardians, teachers, and school counselors involved immediately.
Internet Safety Where to use these Common Sense Rules: Bulletin Boards Never fill out a profile box Choose a gender neutral screen name Don’t give personal information Remember anything you post can be copied and can’t be taken back.
Internet Safety Where to use these Common Sense Rules: Chatrooms Never fill out a profile box Choose a gender neutral name Don’t give personal information The number one question asked in chatrooms is ASL- Age, Sex, Location
Internet Safety Where to use these Common Sense Rules: IM- Instant Messaging Know who you are talking to. Remember anything you write can be copied. There is no way to “take back” what you say. Never put people you “meet” on the internet on your IM group.
Internet Safety Where to use these Common Sense Rules: Online Games Many games allow chat while you play. Many sites allow gambling to take place using credit cards, money orders, and pay pal accounts. Many game sites are like a chatroom where you can play games also.
Internet Safety Where to use these Common Sense Rules: Webpages Know who authored or sponsored the site. Remember you don’t have to be a business to make a webpage. Many criminals copy legitimate sites and pose them as the original. If you do give personal information look for “https:” in the web address to know if they are a secure site.
Internet Safety Where to use these Common Sense Rules: Blogs Don’t post personal information, pictures, or other identifiable information. Remember, anything you post can be copied and is hard to take back. If someone is being rude or mean you need to block them or talk to the site administrator.
MySpace Safety Tips Don't forget that your profile and MySpace forums are public spaces. Don't post anything you wouldn't want the world to know (e.g., your phone number, address, IM screens name, or specific whereabouts). Avoid posting anything that would make it easy for a stranger to find you, such as where you hang out every day after school. People aren't always who they say they are. Be careful about adding strangers to your friends list. It's fun to connect with new MySpace friends from all over the world, but avoid meeting people in person whom you do not fully know. If you must meet someone, do it in a public place and bring a friend or trusted adult. Harassment, hate speech and inappropriate content should be reported. If you feel someone's behavior is inappropriate, react. Talk with a trusted adult, or report it to MySpace or the authorities. Don't post anything that would embarrass you later. Think twice before posting a photo or info you wouldn't want your parents or boss to see! Don't mislead people into thinking that you're older or younger. If you lie about your age, MySpace will delete your profile.
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Exploring Your Teen’s Online Habits Don’t have an internet-connected computer in their room. Ask them to show you their IM, Blog, chatrooms, game sites, and other online hangouts. Get them to help you find information online, plan a trip, or tutor you in other ways. Google your child’s name monthly.
Exploring Your Teen’s Online Habits Start with communication first. If you suspect trouble with your teen’s online use or habits and they are unwilling to work with you, here are some methods of last resort.
For Internet Explorer To view the history: There is a history button on the top, or you can click on "View" then "Explorer Bar" then "History". Or you can just the control key and h key together. To adjust the number of days kept in the history: Click on "View" then "Internet Options" then use the up or down arrow in the history section to adjust the number of days. To clear history: Click on "View" then "Internet Options" then click on "Clear History" button in the history section. Exploring Your Teen’s Online Habits