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1 CYBERSAFETY Acting Sergeant Kate Brown Christchurch Police Youth Education

2  Why do we need to focus on cybersafety?  Issues  Policies/Procedures  Resources available  Advice

3 Issues  Risks/safety online  Cyberbullying  Inappropriate digital footprint  Cellphones  Social Networking

4 CHAT ROOMS Hi you sound really cute! How Old are you? What do you like doing after school? I am 14 and a bit of a fitness fanatic. I often go power lifting after school

5 Grooming  Grooming is when a person tries to ‘set up’ and ‘prepare’ another person to be the victim of sexual abuse. Although not all sexual abuse involves being groomed, it’s a very common (and tricky) process which can be done by strangers or by someone you know.

6 What is cyberbullying?  Bullying  Using the internet, mobile phone or other technology like a camera to hurt somebody or embarrass them  Is repeated or carries on over a period of time

7 Bullying on the internet or mobile phones can include many things: eg -anonymous text messages -Posting nasty or threatening comments on facebook or bebo page -Sending mean or embarrassing photos or videos of you to other people -Can involve people spreading rumours about you and scaring you -may try to stop you from communicating with others -may hack or steal passwords for your online accounts


9 Example  School issue or not?  How do we deal with this?  When does something become a Police matter?

10 What do I do if I get cyberbullied?  Tell someone you trust  Don’t reply to messages  Report/block the person  Save evidence (screenshot/save message) –may be used if reported to Police  If the bullying online or on your mobile involves physical threats, like threats to hurt you or fight then contact the Police


12 Cyberbullying and the Law  Threatening Behaviour  Harassment  Cyberbullying can be a criminal offence under sections 249-252 of the Crimes Act 1961.  S249Accessing a computer system for dishonest purpose (7yrs)  S250Damaging or interfering with computer system  S251 Making, selling or distributing software for committing crime  S252Accessing a computer system without authorisation

13 DIGITAL FOOTPRINT  Trail you leave on the internet.  Anything you do online Profiles created Profiles created Sites visited Sites visited Online conversations Online conversations

14 Inappropriate digital footprint  Can come back to bite you especially when: you’ve talked online about engaging in illegal activities you’ve talked online about engaging in illegal activities You’ve harassed someone online You’ve harassed someone online Drunken or inappropriate photos eg naked Drunken or inappropriate photos eg naked Hate blogs Hate blogs Visiting questionable sites eg porn, hate sites Visiting questionable sites eg porn, hate sites

15 Social Networking  Common sites  Privacy  Professional relationships


17 Privacy  Make sure you keep an eye on your privacy settings.  Only people who you have invited to be your friend should be able to access your profile.

18 Privacy Settings



21 Policies/Procedures  School Cybersafety Policy  Cybersafety Use Agreement for All School Staff All School Staff Junior Primary students Junior Primary students Primary/Intermediate students Primary/Intermediate students Secondary Students Secondary Students  Cell phones/Laptops at school  School Websites /online publishing 

22 Important!  Review annually –technology moves quickly  Signed agreements ie caregiver permission  Procedures for dealing with breaches

23 Resources Available  Netsafe ( Netsafe kit for schools Netsafe kit for schools  Hector’s World  Police Education Officers -Keeping Ourselves Safe, Kia Kaha, Cybersafety lessons

24 Advice for Teachers  Don’t become friends online with students  Be careful what you post online – comments, photos, links  Consider how your conduct could affect your professional reputation and that of the school  Make your profiles “private”  Be approachable to students

25 Advice for Parents  Set guidelines for computer use at home  Monitor use – computer in public area  Learn as much as you can  Encourage kids to come to you for help

26  Get involved in your child’s online life (NetSafe recommends that children under 8 have an adult with them)  Check in with them about online and offline friends  Find out how they and their friends help each other deal with online problems

27  Ask them to show you what they like doing online  Try to keep calm if there are online issues (kids often stop talking to adults if they think parents will react badly or take away the technology)  Find out about online risks (for example, learn how to stop cyberbullying/textbullying and harassment, spot online grooming, avoid malware) and discuss how your children are currently managing those risks.

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