Internet Parental Control By Ray Abela
What is Internet? • Internet is the world’s largest computer network. • One can have any access to any information desired. • You can communicate with other people electronically.
“ The Internet is an innovative and exciting learning tool. At the touch of a key you can read your preferred newspaper, watch a volcano erupt on a volcano screen, learn how to apply a tourniquet or fix a car. You can read an interactive story with your child or “visit” Hawaii. “ Illinois Library Association
Need to have internet at home? • Computer with Modem and/or Network Card • Decide what Internet service suits your budget • For Dial Up you need a Modem • For ADSL or Cable you need a Network card • Besides I recommend to install …. • an good updateable Anti-Virus software • Parental Control Software for SAFE surfing
What can you do with internet? • Sending E-mails • Browsing for information you need • Chatting with friends and relatives • Net meeting with friends using web cameras • Internet Shopping from E-Shops • Internet is a tool useful for all ages from 5-99 years
Some interesting facts • 1 in 4 children exposed to adult photos • Only 3% of the incidents are reported • 1 in 17 children harassed via e-mail • 75% children are willing to give personal information
Some interesting facts • In USA, 10,800 teens between the age 13 to 16 were surveyed. 12% stated that they had meetings with people they met online. • 1 in 3 sexual predator approaches are directed towards males.
Some interesting facts • 31% households use web filtering programs and ISP’s • 66% households require parental permission for child to use internet • 62% households limit the usage time • 91% households personally monitor their children.
Watch Out !!!!!Typing a website incorrectly could lead your kids viewing adult sites…….Try www.humogous.cominstead ofwww.humongous.com… you will enter in this website…..
Watch Out again !!!!!Trouble TV Channel is a popular website with kids and youths, so …..Try www.trouble.cominstead ofwww.trouble.co.uk… you will enter in this website…..
Some online rules • Never give personal information. • Kids should ask parents’ permission before releasing any personal information. • Never agree to meet someone from the internet unless you are sure whom you’re meeting. • Never send or accept online pictures from strangers
Some online rules (cont.) • Never answer messages from strangers. • If someone is annoying you online, take note of his e-mail or screen names and report him.
Some online rules (cont.) • Establish rules for kids when they are online • Determine your profile or alias policy • Setup a time of day for computer usage • Limit time for internet usage • Find appropriate sites for kids • Join kids when they are on internet
Some online rules (cont.) • Never give out passwords to other people • Find all you can about the people you’re chatting with. Make sure that kids are really chatting with other kids • Never download programs you are unsure of, or did not ask for. Some programs may contain spyware, viruses and hacking tools.
Internet Cafes …. everywhere? • Are my kids using internet just from home? • There is no legislation yet to urge IC owners to install Parental control software or… • Is there a restriction to allow kids under 18 to use internet browsing at such venues?
Chatting with …. anyone? • Are my kids chatting with the right people? • It is recommended that kids and youths chat under approved and world acknowledge chat rooms like MSN. • You can save the LOG of the chat conversations while using MIRC to chat. Do you know how to set this ?? • MIRC – Go on Tools > Options > IRC > LoggingTurn on ‘ Automatically Log’ and choose ‘Both’ (meaning chats and DCC)
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Mr. Ray Abela Managing Director TCTC Limited Tel. 21 421784 or 5 E-mail address : firstname.lastname@example.org
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