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Welcome

Mr Peter Hudson and Miss Laura Ridings


Canon Slade School

Helping to keep your children safe online


Our Aim

To help you keep your children safe online and to help you, and them, enjoy technology together.


This presentation

Why is the internet so great?

Why is internet safety important?

What are the risks?

Practical Advice

Places to get more information


Why is the internet so great?


  • When I was young…….


Connect: Instant Messenging

  • Facebook messenger

  • Snapchat

  • iMessage

  • Whatsapp

  • Kik Messenger

  • Skype…


Discover: educational resources

  • Search engines

  • Homework

  • Projects

  • Personal interest

  • Amazing facts

    The biggest library in the world

www.froguts.com


Connect: Social networking sites

  • Email/chat

  • VoIP - Skype

  • Instant Messenging

  • Multi-user games

  • Social networks

    Brings people together


Create: websites by young people

  • Blogs (web log)

  • Vlogs (video log)

  • Web sites

  • Text & pictures

  • Music/photo/video

    Anyone can become a publisher


And more…

Young people are blogging…


And more…

Reviewing online..


And more…

  • Uploading videos online

  • Contributing to online forums

  • Sharing ideas

  • Downloading and sharing music and movies

  • Collaborating on work online

  • Raising money

  • And more……


  • Young people don’t go online – they are online.


PART 1

Why is internet safety important?


PARENTS

Mostly email & web for research

YOUNG PEOPLE

Interactive chat, IM, Music, Games, Blog

Different usage


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

Supervision


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 do mind their parents restricting or monitoring their internet usage!

Knowledge vs. Wisdom


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

  • 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 pornography accidentally. Only 16% of parents think that their child has seen pornography on the internet.

  • 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.


Canon-Slade Students said….

  • Do you have a mobile phone?


Number of hours online?


What do you do online?


Do you have a Facebook account


Have you seen content your parents would not approve of?

“Cats in clothes”

“Old men speaking to me”


Do you have friends online who you have never met?


Would you mind if your parents restricted your technology use to keep you safe?


PART 1

What are the risks?


Cyberbullying

  • Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place via technology.

Mobile Phone

E-mail

IM or Chat

Online Gaming

Social Networks


What to do if your child is being Cyberbullied?

  • Offer reassurance and support

  • Keep evidence

  • Block the bullies

  • Report any bullying to the website it is hosted on as

    well as CEOP


Grooming

  • Process used by people with a sexual interest in children to attempt to engage them in sexual acts either over the internet or in person.

  • Social networking sites, chat rooms and online games are the main target, that person they don’t know could be pretending to be someone else.


Matt Though He Knew…


Inappropriate Content

  • Internet is open to anyone to post and create content.

  • Inappropriate can mean different things to different people


Losing control over photos and videos

  • Pictures and videos can be copied, shared and spread at great speed.

Bullying

Reputation

Blackmail

Distress


In 8 Hours this picture went viral…being shared nearly 55,000 times


What Canon Slade does

  • Year 7 and Year 9 Schemes of Work

  • A major focus within the PSHCE schemes of work

  • All internet and e-mail activity on the school network is logged and any misuse is highlighted and instantly brought to the attention of Paul Greenhalgh, the schools Network Manager


PART 1

What can parents do?


Parenting online

Remember parenting online is no different from parenting


Simple advice

Talk to your child


Socialising online

  • What a friend means to them may be different to what a friend means to you.


Socialising online

  • Check privacy settings and talk to your child about what they want to share with who?

  • On most sites you can decide what you want to share and with who you want to share it.


Socialising online

Facebook

Twitter


Socialising online

  • The conversation about the dangers of people online is a critical one to have.

  • As they get older they may want to meet someone they have met online.

  • This can of course be dangerous – talk to them about the fact that people may not be who they say they are.

  • If they really want to meet someone they should take a trusted adult, like you, with them.


Socialising online

  • Until you feel they are old enough to be responsible about who they share things with online, you should consider restricting content and the sites they visit.


Socialising online

Report inappropriate content


Sharing content online

  • Much content online is created by sharing

  • It’s not always bad

  • Once it’s there it stays there

  • Talk to children about sharing photos, videos, and personal information

  • With cameras on every phone it is easy to make a mistake with a simple click of a button


Sharing content online

  • Get them to think about who they would be happy sharing content with in real life

  • Remind your child to think before they share


Cyberbullying 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

  • service provider

  • Police

  • school


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.


Innapropriate content

  • What is inappropriate differs by age

  • Try to be relaxed

  • Try to keep dialogue open with children about what they are doing online

  • Pornography is very easy to come across on the internet

  • Talk to children about the value of relationships – help children realise pornography is not the real world


Sexting

  • Sexting is illegal when it involves images of young people

  • Acknowledge that your child probably won’t want to talk about it.

  • Monitor how younger people use their phones

  • Make sure they are comfortable saying NO

  • Explain to them what can go wrong

  • Explain how easy it is to copy and forward photos


Victims of Sexting

  • Try to stay calm and supporting, offer them reassurance

  • Ask them what they want to happen and take immediate steps where possible

  • Report the abuse once agreed

  • The NSPCC has a helpline manned by trained counsellors


Online Gaming

  • Be involved – even if the games seem strange

  • Make sure they take breaks

  • All consoles have parental controls – make sure they are set appropriately

  • Check age ratings and content descriptions on games


Game Ratings


Xbox Parental Controls

http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-360/security/xbox-live-parental-control


PS3 Parental Controls

http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/basicoperations/parentallock.html


Internet Filters

  • Balance your anxieties with their need to grow, learn and become independent

  • Remember net filters are NOT 100%


Internet Filters and Safety Software

  • BT Family Safety Tools

  • Sky

  • Bit Defender

  • Norton Family

  • Kurupira

  • Microsoft Family Safety


Microsoft Family Safety


Microsoft Family Safety


Microsoft Family Safety


Don’t forget Kindle and Mobile

  • Many mobile phones have safety features and filtering built in.

  • Check before buying to be sure you are happy with the parental controls offered by any device.


Commerce

What else can you do…

  • Install software to protect yourcomputer’s security

  • Be carefulwhich sites the rest of the family visit

  • Use afamily email addressfor shopping and online forms

  • Use thefree technology: pop-up blockers & SPAM filters; and your good judgement: don’t reply to SPAM!

  • Check sites for extrasecurity(padlock/https)


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

Content

What else can you do…


Contact

What else you can do…

  • Get involvedwith your children online and encourage balanced use – set time limits

  • Make sure they knowwho to talk toif they feel uncomfortable

  • Talk about the consequences of giving outpersonal info or making information public

  • Keep thecomputer in a family room

  • Agree rulesas a family – meeting up


Advice for young people

  • People may not be who they say they are

  • Not all people tell the truth

  • If you’re told not to tell an adult, tell an adult straight away!

  • If you feel uncomfortable about anything leave the chat room and tell an adult

  • If you're asked for a screen name to use in a chat room use a nickname instead of your real name. Avoid nicknames that sound ‘sexy’

  • If you’re asked where you live, only say which town

  • If someone keeps asking for more information, don’t give it and tell an adult


Good advice for young people

  • Only show pictures that you’d be happy for your parents to see

  • Only send pictures to someone you know

  • Pictures you see aren’t always the person you think they are

  • Remember that your friends may post pictures of you and you may post pictures of them – TALK TO THEM about which pictures are ok BEFORE you post them

  • Anything posted on the internet will be there for ever and is no longer in your control.


Good advice for young people

  • Only enter non-sensitive information about yourself.

  • Check the settings:

    • Make sure you’re not sharing your profile with all other people – family and friends only

  • Be wary:

    • about the pictures and files you post or allow access to

    • of people you have not met in real life

    • of contacts of contacts (or friends of friends)

    • Having hundreds of ‘friends’ does not mean you are popular – it means you are being foolish


Good advice for young people

Like any other bullying

  • Don’t keep it to yourself

  • You are not alone!

  • Tell an adult you know and trust. They can help you combat the bullying.

  • If you wouldn’t do it in real life, don’t do it online!


Remember …

We are all inquisitive beings, children more than most.

They are more likely to try things out of curiosity, or that they don’t understand.

Use the booklets provided to access the websites to help your child understand, in more detail, how to protect themselves when using technology.


So to Conclude…


USEFUL WEBSITES

  • www.thinkuknow.co.uk

  • www.childnet.com

  • ceop.police.uk

  • www.saferinternet.org

  • www.kidsmart.org.uk

  • www.nwlg.org/esafetygames

  • www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe


Further information

  • Beat Bullying Cybermentors

  • NSPCC

  • Vodafone

  • Anti Bullying Alliance


Further Information

  • Microsoft Family Safety Tools

  • Nintendo Parental Controls

  • Xbox Parental Controls

  • PS3 Parental Controls

  • Ofcom Links to Mobile Phone Parental Controls


School Contact

Mrs Anita Jackson

Deputy Head: Care, Support & Guidance in charge of Safeguarding


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