Presentation on theme: " Grades 5-8 – 56 out of 66 – 85% Grades 9-12 – 79 out of 85 – 93% Grades 5-12 – 135 out of 151 – 89% 100% of the Juniors and Seniors use a social."— Presentation transcript:
There are an estimated 12.8 million pornographic websites, and over 1.6 billion total websites Estimates indicate that there are over 17,000 websites devoted to child pornography or pedophilia. According to some estimates, as many as 80,000 child pornography files are traded on-line every week. Of those children between the ages of 10 and 17 who use the Internet, one in five was the target of on-line sexual solicitations in the last year. As of July, 2007 MySpace detected that 29,000 convicted sex offenders had profiles on its service. These profiles were deleted by MySpace. (Reuters, July 24, 2007)
Children make excellent victims for predators because: They are too trusting Most are curious about sex They desire attention and affection They are viewed as unreliable witnesses. They don’t tell anyone, because they feel guilty.
The Internet provides privacy and anonymity. They get instant gratification. It provides easy accessibility to millions of children Security An expanded opportunity for contact. (1 in 33 was asked to meet someone face to face; was telephoned; or was sent mail, money or gifts.)
Why would you… Give unnecessary personal information? Assume you know who is on the other end? Grandma@cottage.com could actually by Wolf@bigfangs.com Grandma@cottage.com Post compromising pictures? Leave unwanted cyber footprints? Think Before You Post!!
Child is secretive Child goes around blocking software Child turns off the screen, puts laptop screen down Child erases Internet History Child receives phone calls or instant messages from an unknown source Child receives gifts from an unknown source (especially cell phones)
No Secret Accounts Set Profile to Private Monitor child’s page for content Monitor friends Monitor cell phones Choose a screen name that is a little mysterious and will not reveal any personal information.
If you are suspicious, trust your instincts. Talk with your child Review the Internet history. Don’t delete anything/Leave the computer on if you see something suspicious. Do NOT allow webcams. Tell your kids if someone tells you not to tell your parents, that is a warning sign.
DO NOT give out personal information (ex: phone number, address, name of school, etc). Tell your parents if you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable. Never agree to get together with someone you “meet” online. Never send pictures of yourself to someone you meet online. If someone sends you an email that asks you not to tell your parents, that’s a warning sign. Choose a screen name that is a little mysterious and will not reveal your personal information.
Additional Information can be found at: www.wiredsafety.org www.wiredsafety.org www.netsmartz.org www.netsmartz.org www.sdcybersafe.com www.sdcybersafe.com www.missingkids.com/adcouncil/res.html www.missingkids.com/adcouncil/res.html