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1 Cyber bullying and internet safety Parents meeting: staying safe online

2 Aims Introduce parents to key aspects of Internet safety  Inappropriate content  Cyber bullying  Social networks, mobiles and gaming Explore STARZ discuss what it can do


4 Why use the internet? Skills for learning Assessment and feedback Develop knowledge and understanding Answer a question Motivation

5 Internet safety- what's the risk 1. See inappropriate content 2. Cyber bullying 3. Downloading harmful material 4. Being in contact with people who are unkind

6 Internet use basics put computers in family room with the screen facing outward so you can see what's going on use filtering software if your child accidentally goes to an unsuitable website they should tell you have a break every 30 minutes never download unknown files Always using the internet WITH supervision

7 What we suggest at Harston No public email accounts during primary school No use of MSN / Google Talk Filtering software installed Safe search switched on to all search engines Never having computers in bedrooms No personal use of mobile phones Internet use should never be unsupervised

8 Child friendly search Kidrex Yahooligans Safe Search Ask Jeeves

9 What is cyber bullying Online bullying is any kind of repeated harassment, verbal, psychological or physical abuse, carried out by an individual or group to deliberately upset others. Bullying is always wrong and unacceptable behaviour; it should never be overlooked or ignored.


11 Talk about Online relationship are no different Be mindful of the fact your face can't be seen Be respectful of privacy Never give away personal information e.g. phone numbers If you wouldn't say it, don't send it There's a history so it can be traced

12 Talk about Sites which are acceptable and those which are not What will happen if you are being cyberbullied?

13 What to do- Don't panic Assure them they have done the right thing Listen and learn Decide on a plan together Keep copies of messages Ask them not to open messages and d on't reply Change mobile numbers / block the sender Change online profiles Involve school and other agencies- they may be breaking the law

14 Mobile phones agree how you want them to use their phone discuss adult content in a way which wont stop them from bringing it up again talk about safety all the time rules may change as time goes on share experiences of technology

15 Gaming chat to them about their gaming and ask who they are in contact with research games before deciding whether they are appropriate for your child familiarise yourself with the games to check they’re appropriate don't include any clues about their real name never give out personal information tell if they are being bullied or if there are any users they feel uncomfortable about report any threatening or suspicious behaviour

16 Online chatrooms Chlidren often see them as nonthreatening, friendly spaces A quarter of children aged 14 have arranged to meet an online contact face to face, while 15% of those aged eight and 12 have done so.

17 Tips never attempt to meet anyone they come across in an online chatroom never give out personal information avoid unmodertated chat rooms never have secrets anything suspicious should be reported children should trust their instincts don't open any website posted on chat rooms


19 Social networks- talking points Anyone, anywhere can see what you have posted Be careful posting pictures which reveal information about yourself Never show pictures that embarrass people or are partially clothes No facebook until 13 Report anything odd

20 Zip it Block it Flag it UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) has developed the Click Clever, Click Safe code

21 Our learning platform

22 Access to learning resources in and out of school Tools to foster collaboration, communication and learning A closed community where children can interact safetly, supervised by adults Developed by Cambridgeshire County Council Uses safe mail

23 Our Starz contract follow school rules use Starz in a way that is appropriate to children’s education keep passwords and account details private be responsible for all e-mail sent upload material which is suitable for school all emails and discussions are monitored by members of staff accounts will be deleted if we misuse Starz

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