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1 Internet Safety and Being a Cyber-Savvy Parent A Workshop with Partnership with Children and Origins High School

2 True or False? Facebook is the only social media site on the Internet. It is possible to control who sees your childs photos on Facebook. The minimum age requirement for Facebook is 13. It is possible to permanently delete a Facebook profile. Minors on Facebook can be tagged in photos by strangers. 25% of households with Facebook accounts dont use privacy controls. Quiz Time!

3 Interaction among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities or networks. - Ahlqvist, Toni; Bäck, A., Halonen, M., Heinonen, S (2008). "Social media road maps exploring the futures triggered by social media". What Is Social Media?

4 Facebook ( Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site includes public features such as: Marketplace - allows members to post, read and respond to classified ads. Groups - allows members who have common interests to find each other and interact. Events - allows members to publicize an event, invite guests and track who plans to attend. Pages - allows members to create and promote a public page built around a specific topic. Presence technology - allows members to see which contacts are online and chat. What are some social media sites used by teenagers?

5 It can be tricky to navigate the privacy settings of Facebook. Here is some important information you should know: It is possible to customize the privacy options on Facebook. See tutorial here: Facebook Privacy Settings

6 For Facebook users between the ages of 13-18, there are some privacy settings in place, but it is important to understand exactly how they work. Strangers cannot send messages to minors, however, friends of friends may do so or people who are members of the same group as a minor. Facebook protects minors information and it cannot be searched by the public. Additional reminders that minors should not accept friend requests from strangers. Minors are automatically set to be able to review photos before they are tagged, but this is a setting that can be changed. Location sharing for minors is off by default, but this is a setting that can be changed. Facebook for Minors

7 Instagram: An online photo-sharing and video-sharing social networking service that enables users to take pictures and videos, apply filters to them and share them or share them via other social networking sites like Facebook. Twitter: A free social networking site that allows registered members to broadcast short posts called tweets which can be done on a phone or computer. Hashtags (#) are often used to connect the tweet to a general conversation or topic. Other Social Media Sites

8 Snapchat: Is a photo messaging app which allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings and then send them to contacts. The images appear for only 1-10 seconds and then are deleted. Vine: Is a mobile app owned by Twitter that allows users to create and post short video clips that last 6 seconds. Other Social Media Sites, cont.

9 Cyberbullying is any type of bullying that takes place on technology like a phone or a computer. It can take many forms. Some of the most common are: Harrassment: Using text messaging, instant messaging and email to harass, threaten or embarrass the target. Posting rumors, threats or embarrassing information on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.Facebook Engaging in warning wars. Participating in text wars or text attacks, which occur when bullies gang up on the victim and send thousands of texts. What is cyberbullying?

10 Impersonating someone: Developing a screen name that is similar to the victims screen name and then posting rude or hurtful remarks while pretending to be the victim. Stealing the victims password and chatting with other people while pretending to be the victim. Changing the targets online profile to include sexual, racist or other inappropriate profile Setting up an account on a social networking site and posing as the victim while saying mean, hurtful or offensive things networking Cyberbullying, cont.

11 Using photographs Taking nude or degrading pictures of the victim in a locker room, a bathroom or dressing room without his or her permission. Threatening to share embarrassing photos as a way of controlling or blackmailing the victim. Sending mass emails or text messages that include nude or degrading photos of the victim. This behavior is often called sexting, and once the photos are sent, there is no way to control it.sexting, Posting nude pictures on photo sharing sites for anyone on the Internet to view and download. Cyberbullying, cont.

12 Using Websites, Blogs, Polls and More Developing a website with information that is humiliating, embarrassing or insulting for the victim. Spreading rumors, lies or gossip about the victim online through websites or blogs. Posting the victims personal information and pictures on a website, which puts the victim in danger of being contacted by predators. Creating a blog about the victim that is embarrassing, insulting or humiliating. Using information that was shared in confidence and making it public. Conducting an Internet poll about the victim. Questions in the poll may vary including everything from who is ugly and who smells to who is dumb and who is fat. Posting rude, mean or insulting comments about the victim via the chat option of online gaming sites. Cyberbullying, cont.

13 Photographing/ Videotaping fights Using a camera phone to videotape a bullying incident, which may include one or more kids slapping, hitting, kicking or punching the victim. Downloading the videotaped bullying incident and posting it to YouTube or Facebook in order to allow a larger audience to view the incident. Sharing a videotaped bullying incident via mass e-mail or text messaging to humiliate and embarrass the victim. Cyberbullying, cont.

14 1. Join the Ranks 2. Pay Attention 3. Listen 4. EducateEducate 5. Take Things Seriously 6. Be Supportive 7. Be Firm 8. Follow Through 9. Get Help 10. Encourage 10 Ways To Keep Your Kids Safe

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