Internet Safety . A Parent’s Guide to the Internet. David A. Paterson, Governor. Denise E. O’Donnell, Commissioner. Version 4.1 – 3/2008.
A Parent’s Guide to the Internet
David A. Paterson, Governor
Denise E. O’Donnell, Commissioner
Version 4.1 – 3/2008
This presentation was developed and is distributed by the NYS DCJS Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse through the Operation SAFE CHILD Program.
Predators will use information obtained from children to gain trust and friendship (her mother’s death)
Unless you know someone in person, you don’t really know who they are on the Internet (predator portrayed himself as 18 yr old)
Anyone is vulnerable (father was police officer, lived in small town)
Internet capable games (i.e., Xbox, Playstation 2).The Technologies: How do they get there?
“There was one guy who kept telling me I was beautiful, sexy and hot, and that he wanted to meet me. Even though I kept saying no, he kept giving me his pager number and telling me to call him” (Age 14)
View Video: "On Line Sexual Predators - Adults Targeting Children"
If a person unknown to you was speaking to your child in your front yard, what would you do? If your child was communicating with the same stranger on-line, what would you do?
View Video “Dateline - MySpace"
“Electronic Bathroom Walls?”
“Kids are becoming stars of their own online television reality shows” in front of an audience of millions of Internet users.
10/2007 – MySpace has 204 million users. That makes it the top ranked social networking site.
This was a crazy weekend.
Violetta smoked up in her bathroom I love my girl.)
Crazy albany driving
Spending too much money on books
Smoking way too much
Seeing people die
Quality time with MY Stephanie
Falling in love with a woman (lolz!!!)
Buying the coolest camera
Donuts in KHOLS parking lot
Thats only what I can remember.
In other news I am getting boobs. Well I already have them. Theyre just getting bigger. And I am getting thinner.
Also, services usually allow users to easily connect with “friends” - and their “friends;” strangers having similar interests, even by school attended!
“In school, you can't just walk up to a random person and say, ‘Hey, you wanna be my friend?’ But you can do it on MySpace."
And one of his “friends”…
Even “innocent” website addresses can lead directly to pornography.
“It is like a car crash. You want to look away but can’t.” (Age 14)
Unsolicited “push” pornography and e-mail links are very prevalent and are sent to everyone – including children.
Curiosity in children is natural, but learning about
sexuality on-line is not usually the best place.
There are several ways that children threaten and/or harass others online. They may:
“A kid from school sent me a message on the Internet saying, ‘Hey Dave, look at this website’” says David. “I went there and sure enough, there’s my photo on this website saying ‘Welcome to the website that makes fun of Dave Knight’ and just pages of hateful comments directed at me and everyone in my family.”
From hurt feelings to…suicide
Age-based access levels – Allows for various levels of access for different family members.
Filtering and Blocking (incoming and outgoing.)
Activity Logs - Parents can view logs that list web sites visited, web sites blocked, chat sessions… Software can even capture screen shots and email messages to you if a rule is violated!
“Girls are aware of the varied dangers of the Internet, but want more proactive involvement rather than prohibitive don’ts from parents.”
Periodically review Internet bookmarks, history files, temporary Internet files and keyword searches. Also … what can it mean if history, keyword or temporary Internet files are cleared?
netling.com noslang.com acronymfinder.com
View Video – “My bff jill”