How Secure Are You When You Use the Internet?. Overview What is the Internet? And what it is commonly used for? o Parents vs. Teens/Kids Use Ways of accessing.
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Overview What is the Internet? And what it is commonly used for? o Parents vs. Teens/Kids Use Ways of accessing the Internet Common cyber threats Facts What’s being done? What you can do? Questions
What is the Internet? A communication system that connects computers and computer networks all over the world Popular communication tool (like the telephone) Familiar community environment (like the mall, movie theater) Other names: Web, Information Highway, The Net, Cyberspace http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv0XCaUkfNk
What is the Internet Used For? Parents vs. Teens/Kids
Your Parents – Primarily for work-related activities o Shop/Sell o Online banking o Catch up on news o Communication Email (Electronic mail) Co-workers Family/Friends Child's Teachers
YOU Education, socialize and entertainment o Education Skill Building/Training Researching Encyclopedias/magazines/newspapers Homework help School reports o Socializing Email Social Networks Instant messaging
YOU continued... o Gaming o Surfing o Downloading Music Pictures Videos
Ways of Accessing the Internet Personal Computers o Home, school, library, café, friends house Mobile devices o Cell phone, other mobile devices Game consoles
Cyber Threats Cyber bullying What it is Types o Harassment, Flaming, Denigration, Impersonation, Outing and Trickery, Exclusion, Cyberstalking Cyber predators What it is Meeting strangers online o Threats this can lead to o Facts of incidents
Cyber Bullying Example Amanda Marcuson of Birmingham, Michigan Reported girls in her 8th grade class for stealing something that belonged to her Instant messages full of ugly insults were sent to her home computer Instant messages were delivered to her phone and by the end of the evening she had 50 instant messages People can say a lot worse things to someone online than when they're actually talking to them
Cyber Threats continued... Online Scams o What it is Found in websites, email, chat rooms, message boards Auction Fraud, Phishing scams,Nigerian 419 Letter,Postal Forwarding/Reshipping scams,"Congratulations, You've won an Xbox (iPod, TV, etc)" Identity theft o What it is o Kids can be victims too!
Identity Theft Example Tina Price of Uniontown, Pennsylvania Used the names of her children (ages 7 and 2) to apply for 25 credit cards Charged with 64 counts of identity theft Also used her father's personal information to submit 39 credit applications
Cyber Threats continued... SPAM o What it is Viruses/Spyware o What it is Plagiarism o What it is Exposure to inappropriate material
How to Protect Yourself Cyber bullying o Tell an adult (Teacher, Parent, Police, etc.) Cyber predators o Privatize your social networking webpage o Tell an adult (Teacher, Parent, Police, etc.) SPAM o Don't open emails from senders you do not know Virus/Spyware o Use virus/spyware protection software (Symantec, McAfee, etc) Plagerism o No copying!
How to Protect Yourself continued... Online scams o Don't open emails from senders you do not know o Be careful what you click on a website Identity theft o Change passwords regularly o Use virus protection o Close Internet browsers o Do not check boxes that save your username and password o Be aware of your surroundings
What's being done? FBI o Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force (CCCTF) + 92 others Schools are monitoring kids computer use Parents are setting parental controls on home computers o Google's SafeSearch
What You Can Do! Hey kids don't chat or meet with STRANGERS! Always ask your parents before you surf! Never display or give out your personal information! Tell an adult if you are being bullied or feel threatened by material on the Internet! Use passwords and do not share them! Do not open email, messages, etc, from people you don't know!
Classroom Assignment on Cyber Security for Kids
Conslusion Handouts Ten Internet safety Tips for Kids: o http://www.scpo.net/brochures/KIDSInternetTips.pdf http://www.scpo.net/brochures/KIDSInternetTips.pdf Stay Safe Online: o http://www.mrdzhistoryclaz.com/blogger/uploaded_images/internet- safety-798013.jpg http://www.mrdzhistoryclaz.com/blogger/uploaded_images/internet- safety-798013.jpg