Presentation on theme: "CYBERSAFETY Acting Sergeant Kate Brown Christchurch Police Youth Education."— Presentation transcript:
CYBERSAFETY Acting Sergeant Kate Brown Christchurch Police Youth Education
Why do we need to focus on cybersafety? Issues Policies/Procedures Resources available Advice
Issues Risks/safety online Cyberbullying Inappropriate digital footprint Cellphones Social Networking
CHAT ROOMS Hi you sound really cute! How Old are you? What do you like doing after school? I am 14 and a bit of a fitness fanatic. I often go power lifting after school
Grooming Grooming is when a person tries to ‘set up’ and ‘prepare’ another person to be the victim of sexual abuse. Although not all sexual abuse involves being groomed, it’s a very common (and tricky) process which can be done by strangers or by someone you know.
What is cyberbullying? Bullying Using the internet, mobile phone or other technology like a camera to hurt somebody or embarrass them Is repeated or carries on over a period of time
Bullying on the internet or mobile phones can include many things: eg -anonymous text messages -Posting nasty or threatening comments on facebook or bebo page -Sending mean or embarrassing photos or videos of you to other people -Can involve people spreading rumours about you and scaring you -may try to stop you from communicating with others -may hack or steal passwords for your online accounts
Example School issue or not? How do we deal with this? When does something become a Police matter?
What do I do if I get cyberbullied? Tell someone you trust Don’t reply to messages Report/block the person Save evidence (screenshot/save message) –may be used if reported to Police If the bullying online or on your mobile involves physical threats, like threats to hurt you or fight then contact the Police
Cyberbullying and the Law Threatening Behaviour Harassment Cyberbullying can be a criminal offence under sections 249-252 of the Crimes Act 1961. S249Accessing a computer system for dishonest purpose (7yrs) S250Damaging or interfering with computer system S251 Making, selling or distributing software for committing crime S252Accessing a computer system without authorisation
DIGITAL FOOTPRINT Trail you leave on the internet. Anything you do online Profiles created Profiles created Sites visited Sites visited Online conversations Online conversations
Inappropriate digital footprint Can come back to bite you especially when: you’ve talked online about engaging in illegal activities you’ve talked online about engaging in illegal activities You’ve harassed someone online You’ve harassed someone online Drunken or inappropriate photos eg naked Drunken or inappropriate photos eg naked Hate blogs Hate blogs Visiting questionable sites eg porn, hate sites Visiting questionable sites eg porn, hate sites
Social Networking Common sites Privacy Professional relationships
Policies/Procedures School Cybersafety Policy Cybersafety Use Agreement for All School Staff All School Staff Junior Primary students Junior Primary students Primary/Intermediate students Primary/Intermediate students Secondary Students Secondary Students Cell phones/Laptops at school School Websites /online publishing www.netsafe.org.nz
Important! Review annually –technology moves quickly Signed agreements ie caregiver permission Procedures for dealing with breaches
Resources Available Netsafe (www.netsafe.org.nz) www.netsafe.org.nz Netsafe kit for schools Netsafe kit for schools Hector’s World Police Education Officers -Keeping Ourselves Safe, Kia Kaha, Cybersafety lessons
Advice for Teachers Don’t become friends online with students Be careful what you post online – comments, photos, links Consider how your conduct could affect your professional reputation and that of the school Make your profiles “private” Be approachable to students
Advice for Parents Set guidelines for computer use at home Monitor use – computer in public area Learn as much as you can Encourage kids to come to you for help
Get involved in your child’s online life (NetSafe recommends that children under 8 have an adult with them) Check in with them about online and offline friends Find out how they and their friends help each other deal with online problems
Ask them to show you what they like doing online Try to keep calm if there are online issues (kids often stop talking to adults if they think parents will react badly or take away the technology) Find out about online risks (for example, learn how to stop cyberbullying/textbullying and harassment, spot online grooming, avoid malware) and discuss how your children are currently managing those risks.