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1 Helping to keep your children safe online

2 Chat speak how many of these do you know? gr8 BRB DEGT LMIRL POS KPC P911 PAL PAW PIR

3 Adults often have anxieties about new media Everything that s already in the world when you re born is just normal;

4 Anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;

5 Anything that gets invented after you re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really. Douglas Adams

6 This presentation Why is internet safety important? Why is the internet so great? What are the risks? What about mobiles? Know IT All - what can parents do?

7 PART 1 Why is internet safety important?

8 Statistics Half (50%) of all children aged 5-15 have a mobile phone 3% of 5-7s and around one in eight 8-11s (13%) own a smartphone There are over 1 billion registered users of Facebook An estimated 7 ½ million of these users are under 13 25% of 7-10 year olds are on Facebook (CEOP) The number of text messages sent every day exceeds the total population of the planet

9 Different usage PARENTS Mostly & web for research YOUNG PEOPLE Interactive chat, IM, Music, Games, Blog Know IT All 28% of parents who use the internet describe themselves as beginners compared with only 7% of children

10 Changing environment WEB v 1.0 WEB v 2.0 Downloading Consuming Corporate Separate media Static + Uploading + Creating + Personal + Converged media + Truly interactive

11 Supervision IN SCHOOL Supervised, filtered & monitored OUT OF SCHOOL Often no supervision, filtering or monitoring Know IT All 79% of young people use the internet privately without their parent s supervision

12 Knowledge vs. Wisdom KNOWLEDGE Many children pick up technology quicker! WISDOM Understanding how to behave in a virtual world Know IT All 69% of young people say they mind their parents restricting or monitoring their internet usage!

13 Why is the internet so great?

14 World Wide Web Discover Connect Create Search engines Homework Projects Personal interest Amazing facts The biggest library in the world /chat VoIP - Skype Instant Messenger Multi-user games Social networks Brings people together Blogs (web log) Vlogs (video log) Web sites Text & pictures Music/photo/video Anyone can become a publisher

15 Discover

16 Connect: keep in touch Online friends contacts

17 Create: share your content

18 YouTube Launched in America in 2005, YouTube has quickly developed into a global platform that allows billions of people to discover, watch and share videos online, while also providing a forum for people to connect globally with each other.

19 YouTube With 72 hours of content uploaded to YouTube every minute and 4 billion views a day, there is something for everyone to explore. YouTube has recently launched some new tools. Here is a quick overview of these new tools, in order to make YouTube a safer environment

20 YouTube Guidelines, Reporting and Safety In order to ensure that users experience on YouTube is enjoyable and safe, the site contains the following features:1.community guidelines which explain to users how they should behave within the YouTube community, and the consequences for disobeying these.2.reporting mechanisms which ensure that an array of tools is on hand for all users to mark content that is inappropriate or illegal.3.additional information is also provided in the Safety Centre and the Help Centre which help users to address issues that they may encounter online.

21 What are the risks?

22 Potential risks Commerce Content Contact Privacy Advertising & information Invasive software Inaccurate and harmful Adult content Illegal content Inappropriate contact Cyberbullying Sex offenders 73% of online adverts are not clearly labelled making it difficult for children and adults to recognise them 57% of 9-19 yr olds have come into contact with online extreme material accidentally. 4 in 10 pupils aged 9-19 trust most of the information on the internet. 1/3 of young people have received unwanted sexual or nasty comments online. Only 7% of parents think their child has received such comments.

23 Commercial risks Blur between content & advertising Subtle requests for marketing information- Tell a friend Invasive programmes - adware/popups

24 Commercial risks Know IT All 20% of children claim they mustn t fill in online forms, compared with 57% of parents who do not allow it.

25 Content viewed Inaccurate content Extreme material Know IT All 4 in 10 pupils aged 9-19 trust most of the information on the internet 57% of 9-19 yr olds have come into contact with online extreme material. Only 16% of parents think that their child has seen extreme material on the internet.

26 Contact risks Social networking sites Instant messaging (eg MSN) P2P (filesharing) Multi-user online games Chat rooms Know IT All 49% of kids say that they have given out personal information 5% of parents think their child has given out such information

27 Staying safe online

28 Over to you Time to reflect. Any questions so far?...

29 What is Cyberbullying? Threats Hacking Manipulation Prejudice Exclusion Stalking Public postings

30 Imagine the image or sound of an incoming message putting fear and dread in your heart.

31 Differences Not possible to walk away No escape at home 24/7 contact - remote Impact Massive potential audience reached rapidly. Potentially stay online forever Perception of anonymity More likely to say things online Profile of target/bully Physical intimidation changed Some cases are unintentional Bystander effect Humiliation can be enormous Evidence Printable and saveable don t delete!

32 Where to find help CyberMentors is an online peer mentoring service for children and young people, delivered through a social networking site

33 Advice for parents Be careful about denying access to the technology Understand the tools Discuss cyberbullying with your children - always respect others - treat your passwords with care - block/delete contacts & save conversations - don t reply/retaliate - save evidence - make sure you tell Report the cyberbullying - school (if relevant) - service provider - police

34 What about mobiles?

35 The pros and cons Discover Connect Create Commerce Content Contact Personal Portable Away from supervision Always on and reachable

36 Mobile phone advice Know how your child s phone works (e.g. Bluetooth, Internet access) Agree the type of content that you would be happy for them to download, knowingly receive or send on to others Save any abusive messages/inappropriate images for evidence purposes Decide together what are acceptable bills Encourage balanced use switching off at mealtimes, bedtime.

37 PART 1 What can parents do?

38 Prevention is the best way DO NOT STOP YOUR CHILD USING THE INTERNET Firstly this doesn t work, but it drives their use underground and they are then not able to talk to you if they get in trouble Secondly the internet is the greatest ever single invention that has the potential to make the world a better place. It s already more significant than the inventions of the printing press, radio, telephone and TV put together!

39 What you can do Commerce Install software to protect your computer s security Be careful which sites the rest of the family visit Use a family address for shopping and online forms Use the free technology: pop-up blockers & SPAM filters; and your good judgement: don t reply to SPAM! Check sites for extra security (padlock/https)

40 What you can do Content Talk to your children about what to do if they do come across something unpleasant and teach them to be critical Use child-friendly search engines or set a search filter Encourage them to use browser tools Bookmarks & History Install filtering but don t rely on it Find appropriate sites to visit and try not to overreact lots of inappropriate content viewed accidentally

41 What you can do Contact Get involved with your children online and encourage balanced use set time limits Make sure they know who to talk to if they feel uncomfortable Talk about the consequences of giving out personal info or making information public Keep the computer in a family room Agree rules as a family meeting up

42 SMART rules SAFE Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information including full name and address - to people who you don t trust online. MEETING Meeting up with someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parent s/carer s permission and even then only when they can be present. ACCEPTING Accepting s, IM messages or opening files from people you don t know can be dangerous they may contain viruses or nasty messages! RELIABLE Someone online may be lying about who they are, and information you find on the internet may not be true. Check information and advice on other websites, in books or ask someone who may know. TELL Tell your parent/carer or teacher if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or you or someone you know is being cyberbullied.

43 Know where to report The UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content

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45 About Childnet Helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children Promoting the positive Responding to the negative

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