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National Crime Prevention Council INTERNET SAFETY and Social Networking Joseph A. Pierce Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer.

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1 National Crime Prevention Council INTERNET SAFETY and Social Networking Joseph A. Pierce Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer

2 National Crime Prevention Council Objectives of the Presentation Define social networking Learn at least three facts about online socializing View examples of social networking sites Learn safety tips for youth Learn safety tips to share with other students Discover the resources available for safe social networking

3 National Crime Prevention Council What is social networking?

4 National Crime Prevention Council Social networking sites provide teens and young adults with a virtual environment where they share stories, pictures, videos, and participate in chat rooms with friends and acquaintances.

5 National Crime Prevention Council Facts and Figures About 45,000,000 American children ages 10 to 17 are currently estimated to be online, spending hours everyday at their computers. 60 percent of teens have received or instant messages from perfect strangers and 63 percent of those teens responded.

6 National Crime Prevention Council Facts and Figures continued As of 2005, there were more than 300 known social networking sites. One in 17 children reported being threatened or harassed while using the Internet. One in five child Internet users has received unwanted solicitations and only one in four has told his or her parents.

7 National Crime Prevention Council Examples of Social Networking Sites MYSPACE.com FACEBOOK.com MSN Spaces - blogging, networking, and communities Piczo.com - teenagers BEBO.com Instant Messaging Services

8 National Crime Prevention Council Tips for Safe Online Social Networking

9 National Crime Prevention Council Tips for Socializing Safely Think about how different sites work before deciding to join a site. Make sure your screen name doesn’t reveal too much about you. Keep some control over the information you post. Keep vital information to yourself.

10 National Crime Prevention Council Tips for Socializing Safely Online continued Don’t flirt with strangers online. Post only information that you are comfortable with others seeing and knowing about you. Remember, once your information is posted, you can’t take it back. Someone can forward this information and millions of people have access. DO NOT post your picture.

11 National Crime Prevention Council More Tips for Youth

12 National Crime Prevention Council Tips for Youth Remember, your profile is on a public space. People aren’t always who they say they are. Harassment, hate speech, and inappropriate content should be reported. Tell your parents or an adult if this happens. Don’t mislead people into thinking that you’re older or younger than you really are. Don’t post anything that would embarrass you later.

13 National Crime Prevention Council Tips for Youth continued Always follow your family’s rules for using the Internet. Don’t open up s, files, or web pages that you get from people you don’t really know or trust. Don’t ever do anything that could cost your family money unless your parents are there to help you do it. Don’t ever give out your password.

14 National Crime Prevention Council Websites

15 National Crime Prevention Council IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY: MAN SENTENCED IN FEDERAL COURT FOR INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN Criminal Defendants Sentenced to Federal Prison in Child Pornography Possession and Online Enticement Cases ASHEVILLE, NC - Sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Asheville was David Bruce Jenkins, 48, of Monroe, North Carolina. Jenkins was sentenced to 262 months (more than 21 years) in federal prison. Jenkins was charged in a one count federal indictment in 2008 with online enticement (using a computer via the Internet to knowingly attempt to entice an individual, whom he believed had not yet attained the age of 18, to engage in criminal sexual activity). Jenkins had traveled to the Asheville area to have sex with a person he believed to be an 11-year-old girl. Further according to information brought out at the hearing, Jenkins traveled to the meet location where an officer with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office attempted to perform a vehicle stop. Jenkins refused to stop and led law enforcement on a minute vehicle chase, before stopping. Upon his arrest, he was found to be in possession of two guns and some knives.

16 National Crime Prevention Council Reporting Trouble

17 National Crime Prevention Council Whom To Contact for Help Parents Local Police There is no national agency that deals with every type of Internet crime. Your local law enforcement is your best first resource.

18 National Crime Prevention Council Deputy Joseph Pierce Buncombe County Sheriff’s office , Detective Jeff Sluder Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

19 National Crime Prevention Council Resources National Crime Prevention Counsel wikipedia.org U.S. Department of Justice Pew Internet project, LA Times, myspace.com GetNetWise.com Detective Jeff Sluder- Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office- Computer Crimes Unit/ ICAC Task Force


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