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1 Ingleby Mill E-Safety – Protecting our Children Online

2 Did you know… Different usage PARENTS YOUNG PEOPLE
Mostly & web for research, bills etc YOUNG PEOPLE Interactive chat, IM, Music, Games, Blog Walk through slide etc at work (probably been using it before this session) May have used internet to research your holidays – bargain flights, good places to go, cheap accommodation etc. Young people on the other hand: Integral part of their social life – using as a Communication and entertainment medium Draw attention to stat – timid parents (dipping toes in); confident children – diving right in 28% of parents who use the internet describe themselves as beginners compared with only 7% of children Did you know…

3 Supervision is more difficult
IN SCHOOL Supervised, filtered & monitored OUT OF SCHOOL Often no supervision, filtering or monitoring Also important because supervision is more difficult Schools often provide internet usage in an ‘airbagged’ environment – heavily restricted, but once they get home there’s very little supervision (even more so with mobiles) Reemphasize again the importance of the parent’s role – walk through slide. 40% of students report having received no lessons at all on using the Internet. 79% of young people use the Internet privately without their parent’s supervision Did you know…

4 It’s a changing environment
Internet Use (Parents) The web (Children) Downloading + Uploading Consuming + Creating “Corporate” + Personal Also important because… the Internet is a changing environment The old saying goes, Change is here to stay and it seems as soon as you get used to one online craze, along comes another… You may have come across the phrase Web 2.0 or Net 2.0, which is simply expressing a new way of ‘doing the Internet’ We mostly download, but children and YP are increasingly into putting their own things online (uploading) We tend to consume stuff that is already online, young people create their own Original use of the internet involved a lot of large companies moving into the corporate space and dominating things, but now it’s all about what individuals can do for themselves (big ISP’s now offering more personal space for blogging etc.) Separate media to converged media – (especially mobiles) things are coming together (everyone is looking for the ‘killer application’ something that will do everything for everyone) Separate media + Converged media Static + Truly interactive

5 Did you know… Knowledge and wisdom are different KNOWLEDGE WISDOM
Many children pick up technology quicker! WISDOM Understanding how to behave in a virtual world Difference between being net literate and Life literate There’s a lot of evidence to show that children pick up the new technologies must faster than us, but that they lack the wisdom is knowing how to behave in a way that doesn’t put themselves or others at risk Complicated by the fact that: Parents are always catching up with the technological advances And YP say that they don’t like being monitored (statistic) 74% of young people say that they don’t need their parents restricting or monitoring their internet usage ! Did you know…

6 Children want to be plugged in 24 hours a day if left to themselves
Instant information these days – we want it quick – issue however of what is reliable We need to empower children to be able to look after themselves online – not just a ‘blocking and banning approach’ Instant communication – use of Skype/ Facetime Technology is neutral – it’s how people choose to use it


8 Risks Unwanted contact/grooming – bribery/flattery/sexualised games/threats/blackmail Harmful content/materials Cyberbullying Privacy/digital footprints ‘De-sensitisation’ to images

9 Talk to your child about what they’re up to online
Talk to your child about what they’re up to online. Be a part of their online life; involve the whole family and show an interest. Find out what sites they visit and what they love about them, if they know you understand they are more likely to come to you if they have any problems. Watch Thinkuknow films and cartoons with your child. The Thinkuknow site has films, games and advice for children from five all the way to 16. Encourage your child to go online and explore! There is a wealth of age-appropriate sites online for your children. Encourage them to use sites which are fun, educational and that will help them to develop online skills. Keep up-to-date with your child’s development online. Children grow up fast and they will be growing in confidence and learning new skills daily. It’s important that as your child learns more, so do you. Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world. Think about what they might see, what they share, who they talk to and how long they spend online. It is important to discuss boundaries at a young age to develop the tools and skills children need to enjoy their time online. Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space. For children of this age, it is important to keep internet use in family areas so you can see the sites your child is using and be there for them if they stumble across something they don’t want to see. Know what connects to the internet and how. Nowadays even the TV connects to the internet. Make sure you’re aware of which devices that your child uses connect to the internet, such as their phone or games console. Also, find out how they are accessing the internet – is it your connection, or a neighbour’s wifi? This will affect whether the safety setting you set are being applied. Use parental controls on devices that link to the internet, such as the TV, laptops, computers, games consoles and mobile phones. Parental controls are not just about locking and blocking, they are a tool to help you set appropriate boundaries as your child grows and develops. They are not the answer to your child’s online safety, but they are a good start and they are not as difficult to install as you might think. Service providers are working hard to make them simple, effective and user friendly. 

10 A Quick Lingo Test… ASPL IMO - in my opinion LOL KPC Laugh Out Loud.
Age, Sex, Picture, Location. - in my opinion LOL KPC Laugh Out Loud. Keeping Parents Clueless. POS LMFAO Parent over shoulder

11 What can I do? Talk to your child about what to do if they do come across something unpleasant and Teach them to be critical Use child-friendly search engines or set a search filter  Use browser tools - Favourites, Bookmarking & History Install filtering but don’t rely on it Get involved with your children online, don’t overreact and make sure your kids know they can talk to you if they feel uncomfortable Encourage balanced use (watch for signs of excessive use) Talk about the consequences of giving out personal info

12 ‘How e-safe is Ingleby Mill?’ In place:
Firewall (SICTU) Anti-virus software (network) Individual login (network) Signed Internet Access permission needed – Parent and child Restricting / no internet access for misuse Child awareness – E-safety Staff awareness – AUP Learning Platform – individual logins Signed Digital Media Permission needed - Parent E-Safety Policy E-Safety Committee ‘E-Champions’ in each staff team

13 Useful Websites.

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