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1 CyberSafety Unraveled Images from Microsoft Design Gallery Presentation Co-developed by AT&T and CTAP Region IV

2 CTAP4 Website with Resources Resources for Educators, Parents, and Students

3 Goals of Presentation considering strategies to help ensure that our children have a safe, positive experience with technology. To unravel the fear and hype surrounding the online lives of our cyber kids while also

4 How Do You Use the Internet? What Are Your Favorite Sites? Why?

5 How Are Students Using the Internet? Student Voice 1

6 Welcome to Their World MacArthur Foundation Movie: Are Kids Different Because of Digital Media?”

7 Six Areas Covered Here and on Poster: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Following the Thread Closing

8 Definition: Personal information identifies you, your location or your financial assets. Obvious: name, age, sex, picture, phone number, address Less obvious: hobbies, interests, school mascot, gaming identities Used for phishing scams Threads “Think Before You Post”

9 Unraveling the facts… Identity thieves are clever, posing as friends, relatives and banks, to get people to reveal personal information. Watch for https and URL posers like paypa1. Teens are just as likely as adults to become victims of identity theft -- when applying for a driver's license they may find one already has been issued using their name and SSN. Student Voice 3

10 K-6 Boy Who Loved IM7-12 Real-life Video Parent Video Classroom Resources

11 Do not share personal information such as your name, age, sex, picture, location/address, phone number, hobbies, interests, and Social Security/bank account numbers. Create nicknames that do not reflect your own name or anything personal. To-Dos : Remember to share guidelines with your students:

12 To-Dos (cont’d) : Never respond to online communication that is inappropriate or makes you feel uncomfortable. Never agree to meet in person someone you met online. Always talk with your parents or a responsible adult about your online activities. Threads

13 Definition: Piracy refers to the ownership rights of materials, created, written, designed or expressed by individuals. Includes music, games, movies, photos, and writing Threads

14 Unraveling the facts… File-sharing represents 60% of all US Internet traffic. Illegally downloading or sharing intellectual property without the permission of the creator is a crime punishable by law.

15 Resources found at: K-8 Cyber Bee 9-12 Plagiarism Site Parents - NetFamily Student Voice 2

16 Don’t download, copy, or share music, games, movies, photos, or other property without permission of the creator. Use only legitimate sites (those that request payment or are copyright free) when downloading online media. To-Dos : Remember to share guidelines with your students: Threads

17 Definition: Cyberbullying is the use of technology for harassment, impersonation, denigration, trickery, exclusion and stalking. Cyberbullies may use email, chat rooms, discussion forums, instant messaging, text messaging or social networking sites. NetSmartz Real-life Video Threads

18 An Example Close to Home February 7, 2007 “Danville girl's plight now lawmaker's bill”

19 Unraveling the facts… “If I tell someone about bullying, it will just make it worse.” Research shows that bullying will stop when peers or adults get involved. Headline news provides opportunities for discussion and “teachable moments” Lesson - Online Bully Student Voice 4 & 6

20 Don’t respond to or meet with a cyberbully. Save proof of the harassment like e-mail messages, screen shots, IM logs, blogs, etc. To-Dos : Remember to share guidelines with your students:

21 To-Dos (cont’d) : Tell a trusted adult who can: File a complaint with the Internet Service Provider or send an email to the host of the web site where the abuse was posted. Contact the cyberbully’s parents. Contact an attorney or file a small claims action. Threads

22 Definition: Social network sites (MySpace and Xanga) are services that use the Internet to create an interactive network of photos, videos, web logs (blogs) and groups. Social networking sites gather data submitted by members as “profiles” Profiles can then be shared among members

23 Account Settings: Privacy


25 But we block it… Student Voice 5

26 Unraveling the facts… Posting a picture on MySpace is like posting it on a public campus bulletin board, that anyone can access and deface Although there has been a lot of negative media around social networks, most users are just “hanging out” and teachers are using them in innovative ways “Think Before You Post”



29 Know that sexual predators disguise themselves as friendly and often hunt for victims through social networking sites. Be careful about adding strangers to your “friends” list. To-Dos : Remember to share guidelines with your students: “You Never Know”

30 To-Dos (cont’d) : Never share your personal information or anything about your friends--especially your cell phone number. Don’t be shy; report inappropriate postings/profiles to the social networking provider and to the police. Threads

31 Definition: Inappropriate content has been defined in CIPA* as visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or material "harmful to minors" It can also include images of violence, hate group or extremist material, illegal activities and online advertising Threads

32 Unraveling the facts… A white supremacist group registered the domain name in order to masquerade as a legitimate resource Federal policies created to protect our children include CIPA, COPPA and DOPA

33 Unraveling the facts… Inappropriate content can occur on any computer by accident Only a small fraction of the materials on the Internet could reasonably be classified as inappropriate for children… –Unfortunately, that small fraction is highly visible and controversial. Parent Controls Video Student Voice 7

34 Tell a trusted adult, teacher or parent if you come across inappropriate content. Know how to use the back button or log off immediately when you find material that makes you feel uncomfortable. To-Dos : Remember to share guidelines with your students:

35 To-Dos (cont’d) : Don’t download files from people you don’t know. Use filtered searches and systems; ask your teacher or librarian for help Use as your search engine or set your preferences in Google for strict filtering Threads

36 Definition: A Cyber predator uses the Internet to hunt for victims to take advantage of in ANY way, including sexually, emotionally, psychologically or financially Cyber predators know how to manipulate kids, creating trust and friendship where none should exist Threads Netsmartz Video: Amy’s Choice (go to bottom of website)

37 Unraveling the facts… Cyber predators can be sent to prison. What children need to look out for is not a certain stereotype of a dangerous person but certain types of behavior… Use teachable moments, even headline news, to make discussion and education relevant. CBS News Article

38 Encourage your schools to add a small cyber tips section to their school newsletters. Remind student to think twice before sharing any information about themselves. To-Dos : Remember to share guidelines with your students:

39 If you suspect that you are being stalked or the victim of inappropriate communication, report it to a trusted adult or to the CyberTipline. 1-800-843-5678 To-Dos (cont’d) : ThreadsCyber Predator Awareness

40 When Children We Hope They Learn... Don’t talk to strangers Start School, Go Online, in cyberspace Look both ways before, no cyberbullies allowed Play nicely with other children If something happens that scares you, seek help from an adult you trust clickingcrossing the street !!!

41 More Information Follow the Thread to: Find carefully selected resources for educators, students and parents. Download our free Cyber Safety poster sponsored by AT&T. Download this presentation to share or modify.

42 Student Voices to Print Out 1.“Doing your homework on the Internet is so great because it’s like going to the biggest library in the world right at your desk, but it’s also hard because the building that has the world’s biggest library also has the world’s biggest game room, the world’s biggest porn store, the world’s biggest casino, the world’s biggest mall and the world’s biggest lounge. Sometimes I don’t make it to the library.” 2.“The Internet and web sites like YouTube are what kids talk about a lot at school. You have to stay connected to know what’s going on.”

43 Student Voices to Print Out 3.“Things happen much faster now so you really need to stay connected at all times so you don’t get left out. A girl that you like can break up with her boyfriend, flirt with a bunch of guys, pick one and start a new relationship all during one study hall, so you really can’t afford to be offline for that long if you want to keep up.” 4.“You (educators) really need to be working with middle school students. High school students may be mature enough to deal with it (Internet, cyberbullying, etc.), but middle schoolers are really out of control.”

44 Student Voices to Print Out 5.“Teens don’t want to tell adults about problems because the response from adults is usually to block a site and then teens don’t have access to the sites they want to use for positive social communication.” 6. “Stop trying all of these things, like blocking sites, and just start talking to kids about these issues. No one ever said to me stop cyberbullying. Maybe the problem would be a lot less in middle school, if the second week of school would focus on these issues.” 7.“So often schools just block sites but that just pushes kids off campus where there may be even less supervision. Don’t block, just help MONITOR student use of the Internet.”

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