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Delaware State Police Community Services. Presents…. CyberSpaceSafety. Introduction. Cyberspace - Internet, Digital Highway and Information Highway Past, Present, and Future?. What is the Internet?. Different from a computer program Communication tool

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Delaware state police community services
Delaware State Police Community Services

Presents…



Introduction

  • Cyberspace - Internet, Digital Highway and Information Highway

  • Past, Present, and Future?


What is the Internet?

  • Different from a computer program

  • Communication tool

  • You are not alone on the net

  • Use Caution


Is CyberSpace Safe?

  • Yes, most of the time

  • Cyber neighborhoods

  • Online services

  • Computer Bulletin Boards (BBS)

  • Internet


Benefits of the Information Highway

  • E Commerce

  • News media

  • Communications

  • Educational and recreational tool


Current Issues

  • Privacy

  • “Addiction”

  • Vandalism

  • Cons and Scams

  • Financial Security

  • Personal Safety


Precaution Issues

  • Safeguard yourself

  • Think of travelling in the “real Community”

  • Encounters on the net


  • Never provide personal information to an untrusted site or person

  • Do not post identifying information

  • Use caution if you plan to meet person to person

  • Use care when corresponding to contacts

  • Do not believe everything you read and see is true

  • Report any online incidents to appropriate authorities


Online Relationships or person

  • Online vs. Face to Face

  • What is really known about the other person?

  • Truth vs. Lies?

  • How well can you judge the person’s character?


Cyber Cons or person

  • Shop online with known companies

  • Use encrypted / secure browser

  • Do not provide personal information unnecessarily

  • Do not provide your password to anyone

  • Change your password often


Scams or person

  • If it seems too good to be true……

  • You will be “approached”

  • Pyramid schemes

  • Internet services

  • Business opportunities

  • Work at home schemes


Safety for Youth or person

  • A world of information

  • Communicate the dangers

  • Youth can be trusting and curious

  • Explore the Internet together

  • Teach about the abuses found on the net

  • Use filtering software

  • Monitor the computer use


Tell Them To… or person

  • Inform a trusted adult if threatening or scary material is found

  • Never give out name, age, address, phone number, password, or any personal information

  • Never respond to unusual or “weird” messages

  • Never send pictures of themselves over the net without your permission


  • Monitor school access or person

  • Know your child’s friends and their parents

  • Ensure the school follows an acceptable use policy for computing

  • Contact authorities should you see inappropriate or offensive material


Conclusion or person

  • What is the Internet?

  • Is CyberSpace safe?

  • Net Relationships

  • Benefits of the information highway

  • Current issues

  • Precautionary issues




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