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1 An Academia Cotopaxi Internet Safety Workshop Academia Cotopaxi Internet Safety Committee

2  The New Reality… “Kids today!”  Our children/students are “Digital Natives” ◦ Born after 1995 (wide-spread of WWW) ◦ “Our students today are all ‘native speakers’ of the digital language of computers, video games and the Internet…” – Mark PrenskyMark Prensky  Internet connected 24/7 ◦ Laptops, Smart Phones, Tablets… ◦ Wi-Fi, 3G/4G  Online Social Lives ◦ Facebook, Twitter, YouTube  Online School Lives—Edline, wikis, blogs, etc. m/2010/11/digital-native-def.jpg

3  95% Teens (US) online, 63% daily (July 2011)  80% Teens have online profile ◦ (i.e., in Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other)  38% Facebook users are under age 13  77% Teens have a cell phone ◦ 58% of 12 year olds  Avg. of 3400 Texts per month ◦ (Source: Dr. Sameer Hinduja, Florida Atlantic University)Dr. Sameer Hinduja, Florida Atlantic University  7.5 million Facebook users under 13 ◦ “two-thirds of those kids are under 10” ◦ (Sources: PC World Bradley, 2011; CNET Matyszczyk, 2012)PC World Bradley, 2011CNET Matyszczyk, 2012

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5  The Good: Connectivity ◦ Sharing Lives ◦ Making Friends ◦ Working and Playing  The Bad: Inappropriate Content ◦ Porn, Violence, Advertising, Gambling, Malware/Spyware, Spam And…  The Ugly: Cyberbullying ood_movies?ipage=4

6  Definition 1: Cyberbullying is when someone “repeatedly makes fun of another person online or repeatedly picks on another person through email or text message or when someone posts something online about another person that they don’t like.” ( heet.pdf) heet.pdf

7  Definition 2: "Cyberbullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. (

8  AC Definition: Cyber-bullying, defined as the use of Information Communications Technology, or ICT, particularly mobile phones or other handheld devices and the Internet, deliberately to upset/attack someone else including, but not limited to emails, text/instant messages, chat rooms, and social networking sites. (AC Administrative Policy Manual 6440 Bullying and Harassment – Definitions)

9  20% of 11-18 year olds have been victims of cyberbullying—one in five kids!  30% of “children” indicate they’ve “faced” Cyberbullying—one in four kids!  10% indicate being both victim and abuser  74% of Parents are concerned about their child’s safety on Facebook  But, Cyberbullying ranked only 4 th in their safety concerns Sources: Dr. Sameer Hinduja, CNET Matyszczyk, 2012Dr. Sameer Hinduja, CNET Matyszczyk, 2012

10  Causes – anger, revenge, frustration ◦ Accidental, purposeful – good & bad intentions  Consequences – “cyber-world” to “real world”… ◦ Emotional impact ◦ Feeling sad, angry, frustrated ◦ Embarrassed (to go to school) ◦ Low self-esteem ◦ Alienation  Suicidal thoughts—the worst case  Victims become bullies – the cycle continues… content/uploads/2011/04/CyberBully.jpg content/uploads/2011/08/cyber-bully-affects-real-lives.jpg

11  “Direct attacks”Direct attacks ◦ “messages sent to your kids directly” ◦ i.e., IM, text, Facebook/Twitter, stealing passwords, blogs, websites, sending pictures, internet polling, interactive gaming, sending malware/viruses, sending porn/spamming, impersonation)  “Cyberbullying by proxy”Cyberbullying by proxy ◦ “using others to help cyberbully the victim, either with or without the accomplice's knowledge” ◦ i.e., Facebook “Like” someone else’s direct attack; impersonation to turn friends against victim; blaming victim for actions—falsely accusing them (with website “Report Abuse”, with parents, teachers/school; getting others to attack the victim

12  Anonymity – victims may not know who the bully is… ◦ Screen names, pseudonyms used  Large numbers (dozens, hundreds, more…) ◦ “Going Viral”/cyber-attack—exponential growth ◦ Perception is that “everyone knows about it”  Distance/remote location ◦ Easier to be cruel from afar ◦ Not recognized as harmful/hurtful ◦ Can be immediate or delayed bullying  Adults (schools) often don’t know how to deal with it… Technology gap, recognition gap Source: evention_Response_Fact_Sheet.pdf evention_Response_Fact_Sheet.pdf

13 Victim of CyberbullyingCyberbully  Unexpectedly stops using computer or cell phone  Nervous when IM, text, status update, Tweet, email or other message appears  Appears uneasy or worried about going to school  Angry/depressed/frustrated after using computer/cell phone  Unusually withdrawn from friends and family  Avoids discussions about computer or cell phone use; doesn’t want to show or share Facebook  Quickly switches or closes screens/apps when you walk by  Being evasive about computer/cell phone use  Uses the computer at all hours of the night  Laughs excessively while using the computer  Using multiple online accounts (or accounts that are not their own); using anonymous accounts or pseudonyms

14  Cyberbullying happens all around the world  Cyberbullying will likely increase in coming years here in Quito and in Ecuador  Cyberbullying will likely affect your child at some point, as: Victim, Abuser, or Bystander…  Cyberbullying has occurred here at AC, and will occur again…  Cyberbullying is not recognized as an Internet Safety Parent-Partnership issue as much as it should be…

15  Workshop Goals: ◦ Awareness – about cyberbullying & online lives ◦ Concerns – about impact of cyberbullying ◦ Information – info & resources for parents/teachers ◦ Ideas – things you can do at home  Workshop Structure: ◦ Videos/article – small group discussions ◦ Whole group discussions/processing ◦ Extension activities  Online Resources: Workshop wiki pageWorkshop wiki page  Share ideas as comments on wiki page art/image_files/image/2/753012-NUTS%2526BOLTS01.gif

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