Protect Your Online Rep The Reality of Luring Making Threats Sexting
Online Reality • Teens send and receive an • average of 3,853 texts per month. • Experian Marketing Services 2013
Total Number of ‘Bogus” Facebook Accounts 83 Million Facebook Quarterly Report - September 2013
Online Social Sites • 350,000,000 images are uploaded to Facebook daily. • Facebook Quarterly Report - September 2013
Are you more careful about your real world safety than in the online world?
Who Are Your Friends? Real Photo Fake Photo
Who Are You Really Online With? Gagnon attacked the 14 year old he met online. This is his mug shot.
Predators Hunt Where Teens Go Sexually assaulted a 14 year old boy he met through XBOX Live
Justin Bieber impersonator accused of sexually abusing girlsGlobe and Mail 2012
Two Girls plead Guilty in Ottawa Teen Prostitution Case • Seven girls between 13 and 17 lured through Facebook. • The victims were invited online to a physical location with promises of a sleepover or party.
Labrador Man Facing Child Porn ChargesMay 11 2012 • 21-years old • Charges: • luring • distribution of child pornography • possession of child porn • breach of an undertaking.
Paradise Man charged with trying to lure young girlsMay 24, 2012 • Charges relate to children under the age of 16. • Undercover RNC officers posed as children
RCMP Officer Charged With LuringFebruary 2013 • Luring a child under the age of 16 over the internet. St. John's man arrested on child porn charges March 2013 • The RNC was tipped off by the FBI which intercepted images sent through Yahoo Messenger.
A teacher in central Newfoundland is facing charges of sexual luring April 2013
Instagram Anyone can access your photos and follow you unless you change your security setting
Facebook Says 600,000 Accounts Compromised Per Day • Facebook Quarterly Report - September 2013
Your password should be a combination of upper-caselettersandnumbers. • Don’t use your dog or cat’s name!!
Secure your password like your bank PIN Number Do You Share Your Bank Pin Number With Friends?
Threats • Threatening a person is illegal. • Direct Threat • Conditional Threat • Indirect Threat
All Threats are Illegal After the age of 12, some behaviours, that were considered bullying, may now be considered harassment or assault.
Facebook Threats Lead to Court Order July 2011 “A 14-year-old in Newfoundland has had a peace bond issued against another teen following Facebook threats that left the teen fearing safety.”
Facebook messages lead to charges against teenMar 11, 2013 • Central Newfoundland • 15 year old arrested.
Teen arrested for alleged threat against school • The RNC has arrested and charged a teenager with mischief in relation to a threat made against a St. John’s school Thursday October 3, 2013.
Sexting This is Self/Peer Exploitation
Why Sexting Occurs • The most common reason is to be “fun/flirtatious” • Sexts are sometimes sent as a “sexy” present
Why Sexting Occurs To get a guy or girl’s attention To feel sexy
Who Are Sexts Sent To? Sexts are often sent to people whom the sexter is interested in dating.
The Scary Formula of sextingDanah Boyd – Senior Microsoft Researcher • Formula #1:Boy and girl are dating, images are shared. Boy and girl break up. Spurned lover shames the other by spreading images. • Formula #2:Girl really likes boy, sends him sexy images. He responds by sharing them, shaming her.”
Sexting If you forward an image or video of someone that is under age (under 18), you can be charged for distributing child pornography. You could end up on the Canadian sex offenders list as a child predator.
Girl, 16, Faces Child Porn Charge for Texting Nude Photo of Another Girl Posted: Sep 19, 2013 7:44 PM ET • The 16-year-old B.C. girl is facing charges of possession and distribution of child pornography and uttering threats after she allegedly distributed nude pictures of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend. • Today, a provincial court judge ruled the trial will go ahead this fall, before a related constitutional challenge to the child pornography law will be heard.
Sexting • It’s an offence to have a sexted photo even if it was willingly taken and sent to you. • It’s a offence to take, possess or share this photo. • If you receive this type of photo, delete it and tell an adult or you can be charged.
Digital Footprints • 23% of 14 to 17 year olds have a digital footprint before they are even born as parents post details about their lives online. • Digital footprints can never be deleted.
Concluding Points • Who owns the phone you’re using? Who is paying its monthly plan? • Are there potentially illegal images on your phone right now? • Are you putting yourself, your parent or guardian at risk of anything?