Presentation on theme: "E SAFETY. SOME FACTS A Talk Talk survey of 500 children aged 6-15 in Feb 2010 found: 5% had communicated with a stranger via webcam. 2% have actually."— Presentation transcript:
SOME FACTS A Talk Talk survey of 500 children aged 6-15 in Feb 2010 found: 5% had communicated with a stranger via webcam. 2% have actually met a stranger they first contacted online. 25% have sent or been sent inappropriate material via e mail. 62% said they lie to parents about what they have been looking at online. 53% delete the history on their web browser so their parents can’t see what they have been looking at. 11% have either bullied someone online or been bullied online themselves.
What do children use the internet for? Surfing the web Social NetworkingInstant Messaging Chat Rooms GamesEmail School work
INTERNET POSITIVES Educational games and programmes Research information for homework and to develop general knowledge. The opportunity to communicate with people from all around the world and to share resources and ideas with people that have the same interests Shopping around the world without leaving your computer
INTERNET RISKS Paedophiles use the internet to meet young people. People lying to others online. Fraud, including identity theft. Addiction. Cyberbulling. Seeing inappropriate images and material. Viruses and pop ups.
SOUTHGATE SCHOOL AND E SAFETY What do we do? Increased focus on educating students to use the internet correctly. Assemblies. Tutorials / PSR lessons. Filtering websites. Student policy. Staff trained by CEOP. Support students – through HoYs, mentors, specially trained staff and tutors.
ADVICE FOR PARENTS Talk to you child about the internet. Find out what they use it for. Talk to them about being safe online. Make sure they understand what is meant by personal information and they don’t post personal information or inappropriate pictures online. Ensure that they have the correct privacy settings on social networking sites. Ensure they understand that people may lie online. They should never meet up with any ‘online’ friends without an adult they trust. Put the computer in a family room. A safekids.co.uk survey found that 22% of boys and 19% of girls had internet access in their bedroom. If your child uses a webcam ensure they only use this with friends/family they know offline. Be aware of the amount of time your child spends on the internet. Set time limits on their usage of the internet.
Take advantage of your ISPs parental controls. Purchase software to block / filter websites. Mobile phones – Are they internet activated? Do they have bluetooth turned off? Checking statements It's not a good idea for your child to open files that are from people they don't know. If your child receives spam or junk email and texts, remind them never to believe their contents, reply to them or use them. Stay alert to any sudden changes in the mood or appearance of your child, or to any major change in habits or to increased secretiveness. These are often tell-tale signs that something is not right. Always reassure your child that it is never too late to report anything that makes them feel uncomfortable. ADVICE FOR PARENTS
FURTHER INFORMATION www.thinkyouknow.co.uk/parents www.getnetwise.org www.kidsmart.co.uk www.youtube.co.uk - search ‘internet safety for children’ for a number of educational videos. www.youtube.co.uk http://www.getsafeonline.org/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/course/safety/menu.shtml http://www.which.co.uk/advice/parental-control- software/index.jsp http://www.which.co.uk/advice/parental-control- software/index.jsp http://www.netnannyuk.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/landing/familysafety/