Presentation on theme: "Internet Safety Cyber Bullying. Berks County District Attorney Mark C. Baldwin said, “They have found a way to enter your home, enter your child’s bedroom."— Presentation transcript:
Berks County District Attorney Mark C. Baldwin said, “They have found a way to enter your home, enter your child’s bedroom and gain access to our most precious resource.”
1 in 7 kids was sexually solicited online in 2005 (Online Victimization of Youth: Five Years Later, NCMEC, December 2006) 89% of sexual solicitations of youth were made in either chat rooms or through instant messaging (Pew Study reported in JAMA, 2001) 13 million youth use instant messaging (Pew Study reported in JAMA, June 2001) 50% of teens talk in chat rooms or use instant messaging with Internet strangers (Market Wire, November 2006. i-SAFE Inc. December 2006) Almost 1 in 8 youth ages 8-18 discovered they were communicating online with an adult pretending to be much younger (Polly Klaas Foundation, December 2005) 30% of teenage girls have been sexually harassed in a chatroom. Only 7% told their parents because they were worried they would be banned them from going online (Girl Scout Research Institute, 2002) 49% of teens have posted personal information on their Web pages - such as name, age or address (Market Wire, November 2006. i-SAFE Inc. December 2006) 42% of parents do not review what their teens say in chatrooms or via instant messaging (Parents' Internet Monitoring Study, June 2005, Cox Communications, NCMEC and Netsmartz, June 2005) Nearly 31% of 8-18 year olds have a computer in their bedrooms and 20% have an Internet connection there (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Study, March 2005) One in ten young people have a handheld device that connects to the Internet (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Study, March 2005)
Myspace and Facebook Statistics 90,000 registered sex offenders on Myspace As of February 21, 2009 there were 5,585 sex offenders removed from Facebook
SIMILAR INTERESTS : They tell you that they like the same things that you like. TRUST: They make you think that you can tell them anything. When you talk about problems they always take your side. SECRECY: You can tell them secrets. And, they may tell you to keep your friendship secret because no one else will understand.
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Nintendo DS and its Wireless Network With Nintendo DS Lite, you can connect with a local wireless network of up to 16 players. The wireless range can be an incredible 30 to 100 feet and for some games, multiplayer requires just one Nintendo DS game card. Note: Nintendo DS Lite wireless communication, including PictoChat, is not private and is not monitored by Nintendo. We recommend that you never reveal any personal information or arrange to meet a stranger.
Cyber Bullying - A Criminal Offence Schools should educate the school community about the criminal offence of cyber bullying. Students should be informed that if they use technology in an inappropriate fashion then they could be committing a crime. Messages, phone calls, and chat rooms can be traced, even if a false name is used. The numerous state and commonwealth laws which cover cyber crime include: The Commonwealth’s Criminal Code Act 1995, section 184.108.40.206 notes that it is an offence for a person to use ‘a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence’. The Commonwealth’s Criminal Code Act 1995, section 220.127.116.11 notes that it is an offence for a person to use ‘a carriage service to make a threat’. The Commonwealth’s Crimes Act 1914, part VIIB, section 85ZE notes that it is an offence for ‘a person to knowingly or recklessly use a telecommunications service supplied by a carrier in such a way as would be regarded by reasonable persons being, in all the circumstances, offensive’. The Victorian Crimes Act 1958 was amended in 1995 to include the offence of ‘stalking’. This includes telephoning and sending electronic messages with the intention of causing physical or mental harm. The sending of images is also covered by various State and Commonwealth laws that prevent the publication of material that is objectionable, unclassified or unsuitable for minors.
The law defines bullying as follows: (1) an intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act, or a series of acts; (2) directed at another student or students; (3) which occurs in a school setting; (4) that is severe, persistent or pervasive; and, (5) that has the effect of doing any of the following: (i) substantially interfering with a student’s education; (ii) creating a threatening environment; (iii) substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school. Under the law, a school setting is defined as inside the school, on school grounds, in school vehicles, at designated bus stops, or at any activity sponsored, supervised or sanctioned by the school. The law allows school entities to define bullying to encompass acts that occur outside a school setting if those acts meet the following criteria: (1) an intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act, or a series of acts; (2) directed at another student or students; (3) that is severe, persistent or pervasive; (4) that has the effect of doing any of the following: (i) substantially interfering with a student’s education; (ii) creating a threatening environment; (iii) substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.
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