Presentation on theme: "How to keep your kids safe online"— Presentation transcript:
1 How to keep your kids safe online Cyber-SafetyHow to keep your kids safe online
2 Some Statistics61% of 13-to 17-year kids have a personal profile on a social networking site71% reported receiving messages online from someone they don’t know45% have been asked for personal information by someone they don’t know14% have actually met a person face to face from the internetOnly 18% would tell an adult
3 Some more Statistics20% of teens report that is it safe to share personal information on a Facebook or MySpace48% of 16-17’s reported that their parents know “very little” or “nothing” about what they do on the internet.22% of those surveyed reported their parents or guardians have never discussed Internet safety with them.
4 Helpful DefinitionsPublic Chat Rooms – created and maintained by a company. A number of customers can be in the public chat rooms at any time and cover a broad range of topics.Chat – real time text conversation between users in a chat room with no expectation of privacy.Instant Messages – private, real time text conversations between two users in a chat room
5 What are signs that your child might be at risk on-line? Your child spends large amounts of time on-line, especially at night.Your child receives phone calls from people you don’t know or is making calls to phone numbers you don’t recognize.Your child turns the computer monitor off or quickly changes the screen on the monitor when you come into the room.Your child becomes withdrawn from the family.
7 What can I do? Talk to your kids All the normal advice about using common sense to stay safe applies exactly the same in cyberspace.Don’t talk or accept anything from strangers.I need to meet your friends.Come straight home.Don’t say mean things about other people.Don’t take things that aren’t yours.Be polite and respectful of othersDon’t tell people personal things about yourself.
9 Online Safety Tips for Parents Tell your child not to open attachments from unknown sources or respond to pop-ups on your computer.There is no such thing as “private” online.Have an agreement about what’s okay to post.Agree on downloads. Music. Video. Games.Encourage critical thinking.View your own habits carefully. You are the ultimate roll model.
10 Keep channels of communication open Most important:Keep channels of communication open
11 Contact informationNational Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTipline –U.S. Customs 24hr hotline, and it will route your complaint to the right law enforcement agency –