Presentation on theme: "Today’s Quiz 1. The most popular social networking site among young people is Twitter. 2. Nothing is private once it is posted on the Internet. 3. Teens."— Presentation transcript:
Today’s Quiz 1. The most popular social networking site among young people is Twitter. 2. Nothing is private once it is posted on the Internet. 3. Teens should share passwords with their best friends in case they forget them. 4. About half of teens text around 60 messages a day, or 1,800 messages a month. 5. It’s ok to write embarrassing things about someone on the Internet if it’s just a joke.
What is the Internet? The large network of millions of computers around the world that are connected to each other through smaller networks. It is a very public place!
Once something is posted on the Internet, it is no longer private. The Nature of the Internet
Once something is posted on the Internet: you cannot get it back, you lose control over where it goes, you lose control over who sees it, and whatever you post is permanent.
Who’s Looking? Parents Principal, Teachers, Coaches Colleges and Universities Future employers Friends (Friends of Friends?) Strangers (Everyone?)
Strangers Online Not everyone on the Internet is who they say they are!
Predators go through social networking sites and chat rooms like catalogs, looking for information and photos that children and teens post.
Predators Are both genders, but mostly males All ages (recently - from 31 to 77) All races All levels of income All professions (Attorney, Time Warner employee, BMW executive, Lowe’s employee, former military, psychiatrist)
The Predator Isolates victim from family and friends. Wants victim to keep everything a secret. Promises victim money, clothes, etc. Wants victim to meet them offline.
Steps to Avoid Getting Phished: 1.Don’t reply to email or pop-up messages that ask for personal or financial information. 2.Don’t email personal or financial information. 3.Review credit card and bank account statements as soon as you receive them. 4.Be cautious about opening attachments or downloading files from emails you receive. 5.Never provide passwords over the phone or in response to an unsolicited Internet request. Federal Trade Commission, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Texting and Driving City of Columbia has banned texting while driving. Fine: $100 (up to $237 with fees) Police are on board: “The distractions are so apparent, almost to the extent of being a DUI,” Chief Randy Scott said in late March.