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INTERNET SAFETY Lynn W Zimmerman, PhD
Hacking Identity theft Stolen passwords Invasion of privacy POTENTIAL PROBLEMS Stalking Cyber-bullying Pornography
WHY AREN’T WE MORE CAREFUL? false sense of security it-won't-happen-to-me attitude we just don't get it
A FEW PRECAUTIONS Set computer security program to get updates Have an external backup source Think carefully before buying from emails/ads with special discount offers When shopping online, check website's security status before entering billing information Customize privacy settings for social networking accounts like Facebook, MySpace, and Skype
WHAT DO KIDS NEED TO BE TOLD? Which personal information should you caution your learners about giving out online with an adult’s permission and guidance? address telephone number email address Skye ID parents’ work address/telephone number photos of themselves and their family passwords
ADVICE FOR KIDS Tell an adult right away if something makes you feel uncomfortable. Never agree to meet someone you “meet” online without first checking with your parents. Do respond to any messages that are mean or make you feel uncomfortable. Tell an adult right away. Don’t do anything that hurts other people or is against the law. Check with adults before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly harm the computer or mobile device or jeopardize your family’s privacy. Follow rules and guidelines
SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR CLASS Set up the rules and guidelines with the students for safe and appropriate use http://www.safekids.com/kids-rules-for-online-safety/ http://www.safekids.com/kids-rules-for-online-safety/ https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/internet-safety- library https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/internet-safety- library http://www.gcflearnfree.org/internetsafety http://www.gcflearnfree.org/internetsafety
SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITY Sign in to the class’s FB group. Go to: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/internetsafety http://www.gcflearnfree.org/internetsafety Read the Introduction to Internet Safety, then choose one of the other topics to read about. Post one fact on our FB Group that you learned and tell us how it applies to you as a teacher.
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