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Internet Safety and Cyberbullying Presented by: Matt Hall Science and Technology Supervisor Phil Peluso Technology Teacher
Goals To establish a dialogue about helping our children properly communicate over the internet. To understand how to help our children use the internet safely. To provide information about Cyberbullying and its effects.
Online Communication Screen Names Profiles Instant Messaging (Google Chat, AIM, Skype, Console Systems – Xbox Live, PS3) Chat Rooms Message Boards Blogs
Online Communication Platforms will change Trends will change Today it is Facebook and Xbox Live What will it be tomorrow? The rules for effective online communication are not technology specific.
The Same Rules Apply As parents and educators we instill a set of values into our children. These values promote productive, respectful and responsible behavior. Communicating face to face is not that different from online communication.
Rules For Communicating Send a clear message Be polite Avoid negativity Demonstrate listening Don’t interrupt Stay calm Avoid sarcasm Express your feelings as well as your opinions
What Can Parents Do? Understand that socializing online and offline are not mutually exclusive Even the most tech-savvy children can use some reminders about their online behavior: What is done online can have real-world consequences Posted information or pictures cannot be withdrawn Remind children to trust their gut if they’re suspicious about anything – and to tell you about it. Remind children to keep personal information private.
What Can Parents Do? Start early o As soon as children use a computer or phone themselves, it’s time to talk with them about safety. Create an honest, open environment o Be supportive and positive. Listening and taking their feelings into account helps keep conversation afloat. You may not have all the answers, and being honest about that can go a long way. Listen to what children have to say, and be supportive. Initiate conversations o Use everyday opportunities to talk to your children about being online.
What Can Parents Do? Monitor what your children are doing online Ask them questions about their online activities Communicate your values – and how they apply online o Be upfront about your values and how they apply in an online context. Communicating your values clearly can help your children make smarter and more thoughtful decisions when they face tricky situations. Be patient o Most children need small bits of information repeated – and often – for it to really sink in. Keep talking; chances are it’ll pay off.
Statistics to Ponder
5 billion Global mobile phone users 2.4 billion Global Internet users in billion Global smartphone users 1.1 billion Global active Facebook users, 68 percent of whom are on mobile devices 500 million+ Total photos uploaded to Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Flickr daily 244 million American Internet users in million User-generated reviews on Yelp 150 Times per day mobile phone users checks their devices FedTechMagazine.com Jimmy Daly posted June 12, Incredible Internet- Usage Statistics
100 Hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute 88% Share of American-made mobile operating systems 78% Americans who are Internet users 15% Share of total Internet traffic coming from mobile devices 14 Countries who share more information online than the United States 9-fold Increase in digital information created and shared over the last five years 8 Of the top ten Internet properties in the world are American websites 3x iPad growth rate compared to iPhone 3 Years it took for tablets to outsell desktops and laptops FedTechMagazine.com Jimmy Daly posted June 12, 2013
87% American adults who own a cell phone 84% Cell phone owners who could not go a single day without their device 81% Growth of smartphone usage in % Growth of global mobile data traffic in % Traffic on mobile devices from video in % American adults who own a smartphone 13 Impressive Statistics About Mobile Device Use EdTechMagazine.com Jimmy Daly posted March 19, 2013
44% Cell phone owners who have slept with their phone nearby because they didn’t want to miss a notification 31% American adults who own a tablet computer 24% Cell phone owners who say the worst thing about their device is that they are always connected 7-fold Difference in mobile data usage on laptops compared with mobile devices 12-fold Mobile traffic in 2012 versus entire Internet in The year when mobile-connected devices will exceed the world's population 13 Impressive Statistics About Mobile Device Use EdTechMagazine.com Jimmy Daly posted March 19, 2013
Cyber-Bullying involves the use of information and communication technologies o , cell phone and text messages, Instant Messaging, o Defamatory personal web sites o Defamatory online personal polling websites o To support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others.
Cyberbullying Messages or pictures that are obscene, lewd, or indecent with the intent to harass, abuse, threaten or annoy. Victims of Cyberbullying may encounter o Profanity o Escalation of emotions o Hurt feelings o “Flaming” and “Trolling”
Flaming and Trolling Flaming, also known as bashing, is hostile and insulting interaction between Internet users, often involving the use of profanity. Trolling is posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion
If you cannot say something to a person face to face, do not do it online. Please click on the above link to view a great example of Cyberbullying from the AdCouncil on YouTube. After the video is over, you may have to open the presentation again.
Safe Internet Usage
“Online Usage Rules” 1.Use online filtering software. 2.Never give out any identifying information about yourself OR anyone else. 3.Never download pictures from an unknown source. 4.Never upload/send pictures of yourself to the Internet, especially to people that you do not personally know. 5.Never respond to messages that are hateful, suggestive, or obscene. 6.Never arrange to meet someone you meet online. 7.Remember what you are told online is not necessarily true.
Examples of Software Five parental control apps to help safeguard your kids from Tech Republic.com Five parental control apps to help safeguard your kids from Tech Republic.com
Other Useful Links CyberAngels.org/ GetNetWise.org iSafe.org PowerToLearn.com
Mobile and Smartphone Safety
More and more children go online from their phones Think about privacy and safety o Photo- and video-sharing on the go Filters on home computers don’t apply on phones PC Magazine - Parental Control Apps for Smartphones PC Magazine - Parental Control Apps for Smartphones
Mobile and Smartphone Safety The phone itself, as well as the mobile carrier, should give you some options about privacy settings and child safety controls. o Ask your carrier what tools are available on your plan and your phone, and find out what they cost. (There may be extra charges for these features.) Do you know about social mapping? o It’s GPS technology that’s in many cell phones now, and children can use it to pinpoint where their friends are – or be pinpointed by their friends. You might want to check: some carriers have GPS services that let parents map their kid’s location.
Mobile and Smartphone Safety Most mobile phones allow photo- and video- sharing, which can be fun and creative – but can also cause issues about personal privacy and reputation. Encourage children to think about their privacy – and that of others – before posting a picture or video. Smart phones let children check and update their social networking pages on the go. Any filters you’ve set up on the home computer don’t apply on the phone.
What Is Taught in School
The importance about following rules on the computer and accepting consequences for breaking those rules given by an adult. To let an adult know if anything “Pops Up” on the screen”
What Is Taught in School The importance of keeping information private. The difference between “getting to know you” information and “none of your business” information. Things posted on the internet never go away. People are not who they may appear to be online. Being mean is wrong even behind the wall of a computer.
Remember… You don’t need to be a technology expert to be a good “cyber-parent” Our children look to us for guidance and assistance. Communication is still the key The Golden Rule applies everywhere
Thank You Matt Hall Supervisor of Science and Technology Bernards Township School District (908) Ext. 164 Phillip Peluso Technology Teacher – Liberty Corner (908) ext. 115