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Internet Safety. Introduction. The facts Potential dangers Predators and sexual exploitation Accessing inappropriate content Harassment Signs and symptoms of potential problems Options for increasing safety. The Facts. Katie.com: My Story by Katherine Tarbox

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Internet safety

Internet Safety

Rape101.com: Resources and education for stopping rape


Introduction

Introduction

  • The facts

  • Potential dangers

    • Predators and sexual exploitation

    • Accessing inappropriate content

    • Harassment

    • Signs and symptoms of potential problems

  • Options for increasing safety

Rape101.com: Resources and education for stopping rape


The facts

The Facts

  • Katie.com: My Story by Katherine Tarbox

  • Why do we need to be concerned?

    • 16 million kids and teens online

    • Many cases go unreported

  • What attracts kids and teens to the Internet?

Rape101.com: Resources and education for stopping rape


Risk factors

Risk Factors

  • Loneliness

  • Low self-esteem

  • Need for attention

  • Desire to be popular/accepted

  • Self/body image

    • Lying

Rape101.com: Resources and education for stopping rape


Dangers exploitation

Dangers: Exploitation

  • Posing

  • Chat and sex channels

  • Live audio - online “phone” conversations

  • Live video - web cameras

  • Gifts, letters, and phone calls

  • Meeting in person

Rape101.com: Resources and education for stopping rape


Dangers content

Dangers: Content

  • Inaccurate information

  • Pornography (pictures, videos, stories)

  • Antisocial ideas

  • Opposing views/beliefs

  • Warez (pirated software)

Rape101.com: Resources and education for stopping rape


Dangers harassment

Dangers: Harassment

  • Mailing lists

  • Unsolicited email (spam)

  • Harassment

Rape101.com: Resources and education for stopping rape


Danger symptoms

Danger: Symptoms

  • Signs that your child might be at risk online:

    • Spends large amounts of time online

    • Pornography

    • Phone calls, mail, gifts, or packages

    • Turns monitor off or changes screen

    • Withdrawn

    • Use of someone else’s online account

Rape101.com: Resources and education for stopping rape


Options for increasing safety

Options for Increasing Safety

  • Be prepared

  • Parental involvement

  • Rules

Rape101.com: Resources and education for stopping rape


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Options for Increasing Safety

  • Protecting “identifying” information

  • Using safe screen names

  • Controlling internet access

Rape101.com: Resources and education for stopping rape


What if

What If...

  • What to do if something bad happens

    • Don’t overreact

    • Various support options

      • www.cybertipline.org 1-800-843-5678

      • Your local rape crisis center, orwww.rainn.org 1-800-656-4673

Rape101.com: Resources and education for stopping rape


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • The Internet can be a positive, safe experience

  • Review of signs and symptoms

  • Resource list

Rape101.com: Resources and education for stopping rape


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