Introduction Online gaming Webcams and videos File sharing Email, IM, and chat rooms Social networking
Online Gaming Evolution of gaming –In the past: You vs. Computer –In the present: Networked multiplayer games and voice chat capabilities. Examples? World of Warcraft Everquest Star Wars –In the future?
Online Gaming DO! –Spend more time with real friends than virtual friends –Tell an adult if someone online harasses you –Discuss game ratings and privacy statements with your parents –Choose suitable screen and character names (gamertags)
DON’T! –Be a cyberbully (griefers) –Give out personal information –Use inappropriate language –Maintain interaction with a suspicious player Online Gaming
Webcams and Videos Facts about Webcams –Cheap and fun –Single most dangerous peripheral device –Sends images to the World Wide Web –Open window into your life
Webcams and Videos DO! –ALWAYS BE RESPONSIBLE!! DON’T! –Take graphic pictures/videos of yourself or others –Use the webcam when interacting with strangers –Post your webcam URL on the Web –Allow others to access your webcam –Forget to put lens cap on or unplug it when done
File Sharing What is file sharing? –Distributing electronically stored information such as: Computer programs Digital media: music & movies
File Sharing Benefits –Free software, music, and movies –Fun with friends Risks –Spyware –Viruses –Privacy invasion –System degradation –Illegal!
Email, IM, and Chat Rooms The six main ways predators communicate with children are: - Web sites - E-mail - Public chat room - Private chat room - Instant message - Instant messenger
Email, IM, and Chat Rooms Email DO! –Respect your friends: Do not give out each other’s email addresses without permission –Keep conversation records –Report bullying/harassment to an adult –Learn how to block/ignore people. Change email address? –Use multiple accounts
Email, IM, and Chat Rooms Email DON’T! –Give email address out to strangers –Be a bully/manipulate others –Open attachments from strangers: VIRUSES! –Click on any links in spam messages or forward
Email, IM, and Chat Rooms IM and Chat Rooms DO! –Think before you accept a private conversation –Only include your friends on your buddy list –Use a voice mask when voice chatting –Save a copy of the chat –Report incidents to the company –Log out if you are in a unpleasant situation –If necessary, delete your screen name
Email, IM, and Chat Rooms IM and Chat Rooms DON’T! –Send/reply to abusive messages –Don’t say anything that you wouldn’t say in person –Inadvertently give out personal information –Open attachments without saving and scanning with anti-virus software
Email, IM, and Chat Rooms Predators will use information obtained from children to gain trust and friendship (her mother’s death).Predators will use information obtained from children to gain trust and friendship (her mother’s death). Unless you know someone in person, you don’t really know who they are on the Internet (predator portrayed himself as 18 yr old).Unless you know someone in person, you don’t really know who they are on the Internet (predator portrayed himself as 18 yr old). Anyone is vulnerable (father was police officer, lived in small town).Anyone is vulnerable (father was police officer, lived in small town).