Presentation on theme: "Parenting with the technology: being tech savvy and cyber-safe. Monique Dalli – Leader of E-Learning Gilroy Catholic College."— Presentation transcript:
Parenting with the technology: being tech savvy and cyber-safe. Monique Dalli – Leader of E-Learning Gilroy Catholic College
Our aims this evening: Understand their digital behaviours Have strategies at home that mimic school boundaries Specific apps to AVOID Look at making devices safer Be equipped with knowledge!!
YOU need to know Their passwords!! How to turn them off!! When gaming should stop What your child is using technology for (school/home) What they have accounts FOR/IN – negotiated process Schools ICT policy
Some strategies... Getting involved/being nosey! “Checking” aka snooping Turning wifi OFF Charging stations Skype is GREAT! Discuss WORST CASE scenarios Praise safe online behaviour
Putting that into practice at home Time limits/digital free time Password sharing policy Discussing boundaries Life mirroring digital life Punishing where it’s appropriate Be “friends”
What apps are NOT recommended KIK messenger- anonymous messaging service. Google Chrome – allows for “incognito” browsing- can search for explicit content.
How does cyber stalking happen? Used school newsletter Searched on instagram Used location to see if user was nearby Looked at followers/following lists to stalk some more Are YOU scared ??
What’s wrong with what I found? NO FULL NAMES online! Locations turned OFF NO external links in your profiles No SCHOOL UNIFORMS! (sports teams?) Why do you guys have so many friends?
The REALITY and fine print The TOS (terms of service) on instagram you MUST BE 13 years of age. IF you come into any misadventure, AND you are under 13, there is nothing that can be legally done. “you are solely responsible for your interaction with users online and offline” “BY ACCESSING THE SERVICE, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED “
Who ARE YOU really? What would a stranger see about you online? Is this the real you? How would you feel if your parents READ EVERY WORD and SAW EVERY IMAGE? Do you understand how easy it is for creepy people to find you?
Moral of the story Private accounts Be nosey NO EXTERNAL LINKS! Be your child’s FRIEND! My rules or nothing!
What are “Parental Controls” Restricts services, apps, downloads, setting changes and can even limit the volume!! Can specifically disable the search and download of explicit and age restricted content on itunes, siri, movies and apps. YOU keep the password private/secure, NOTE- It cannot be easily reset.
Let’s enable some parental controls! 1.Go to settings- 2.ENABLE RESTRICTIONS 3.Change the rating country to Australia 4.Turn OFF in-app purchases 5.And!! – lock the password in ALLOW CHANGES Discuss at home WHAT you think is appropriate access/ restrictions.
Q&A ? Any general questions ? Take these down for later: http://www.bewebsmart.com/ Maggie Hamilton books http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/