Internet Safety. Personal Safety & Predator Awareness. How many of you access the Internet?. E-mail Chatting Instant Messaging Research Web searching Online videos Games Listening to music Blogging. Who do you talk to on the Internet?. Friends from school
Personal Safety & Predator Awareness
The person you are talking to could be
Many people use the Internet illegally!
THE SAME THINGS YOU DO!
Listen to Music
1. Sexual solicitations and approaches: Predators may ask victims to talk about topics of a sexual nature. Even if the victims thinks they want to participate in such conversations, it is still illegal if the predator is an adult and the victim is a minor.
2. Aggressive sexual solicitation:
The predator moves offline and begins contacting the victim through regular mail, telephone, or in person.
3. Unwanted exposure to sexual material:
Without seeking or expecting such material, the victim receives inappropriate pictures or videos.
Threats or offensive material can be sent online to the victim, or posted online for others to see.
They will pretend to like the same things you do, and may even research these topics to impress you.
Predators will try to gain your trust by sympathizing with all your problems and always taking your side. They may buy you things or claim to love you.
Predators will often ask you to keep your relationship a secret. They will try to convince you that no one else will “understand” your relationship.
NEVER agree to meet an online friend in person, even if it is in a public place!!
Your friends’ names
family members’ names
Address (city, state, or zip code)
Social security number
Heather Warner was a 26 year old flight attendant for Alaska Airlines. She was fired in November 2006 after her employer viewed her MySpace page and found it offensive.
“It’s important that our flight attendants act with professionalism,” said a spokesperson for Alaska Airlines.
Whether or not this is fair is irrelevant. It’s legal and it happened!
No. It gives a possible first name, gender, and age.
TIPS: remove gender, use a nickname, and use a random string of numbers instead.
No. It gives a possible school mascot, football player position, and graduation year
No. It gives a possible school name, first name, and grade.
Yes. It does not reveal name, gender, age, or other personal information.
No. It gives a possible location and hobby, which the predator could use to establish common interests.
No. In addition to giving possible age and gender, it is suggestive and will attract predators.