slide1 l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
HELPING CHILDREN USE THE INTERNET POSITIVELY & SAFELY PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
HELPING CHILDREN USE THE INTERNET POSITIVELY & SAFELY

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 54

HELPING CHILDREN USE THE INTERNET POSITIVELY & SAFELY - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 231 Views
  • Uploaded on

HELPING CHILDREN USE THE INTERNET POSITIVELY & SAFELY < INSERT SCHOOL/ORGANISATION & Date > THIS PRESENTATION TAKING A BALANCED APPROACH ! Why is this issue important? What is so positive for Children? What are the dangers for Children? What can you do now?

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'HELPING CHILDREN USE THE INTERNET POSITIVELY & SAFELY' - omer


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide1

HELPING CHILDREN USE THE INTERNET

POSITIVELY & SAFELY

<INSERT SCHOOL/ORGANISATION & Date >

slide2

THIS PRESENTATION

TAKING A BALANCED APPROACH !

Why is this issue important?

What is so positive for Children?

What are the dangers for Children?

What can you do now?

Practical resources + Questions

what is childnet
WHAT IS CHILDNET?

A charity working to help make the internet a great and safe place for all children.

slide4

WHAT IS THE INTERNET LIKE FOR CHILDREN?

Connects you to the world

Like bringing a city into the home or classroom

The good&The bad

Let’s make sure the good outweighs the bad!

slide5

A bit about you….

How many of you have internet access at home ?

What sort of things do your children like doing on the internet ?

What sort of concerns do you have about your children’s use of the internet ?

slide6

PART I

IMPORTANT

WHY IS THIS

slide7

Content

Contact

Commerce

PART I

1) WHAT ARE THE DANGERS ?

Whilst there are enormous benefits for children using the internet at home and at school there are potential dangers for children using the net unsupervised. These can broadly be grouped into 3 C s:

  • Threatening e-mails
  • Strangers in Chat rooms
  • Pornography
  • Racist content
  • Inaccurate information
  • Blur betweenadvertising & content
  • Invasions of privacy & SPAM
slide8

PART I

2) ADULTS + CHILDREN USE THE NET IN DIFFERENT WAYS

PARENTS Mostly e-mail and web for research

YOUNG PEOPLE

Interactive chat, IM, Music, Games,

DO YOU KNOW HOW YOUR CHILD USES THE NET?

WE NEED TO BE INVOLVED IN OUR CHILDREN’S ONLINE ACTIVITY, VALIDATE THEIR SKILLS & LEARN FROM THEM

slide9

PART I

3) THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE + WISDOM

KNOWLEDGEMany children pick up technology quicker !

WISDOM

Understanding how to behave in a virtual world

HELP YOUR CHILDREN TO UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT

TECHNOLOGY IS THROWING UP NEW IMPORTANT SAFETY ISSUES WHICH CHILDREN MAY NOT SEE

slide10

PART I

4) SUPERVISED/UNSUPERVISED ACCESS POINTS

IN SCHOOL

Generally supervised, protected and monitored

OUT OF SCHOOL

Often no filtering, supervision or monitoring

WE NEED TO DO MORE THAN SUPERVISE- WE NEED TO HELP EDUCATE

CHALLENGE = to ensure that children are safe wherever they use the internet

slide11

PART II

WHAT’S SO POSITIVE

what can you do with the net

Discover

Connect

Create

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THE NET?
  • Search
  • Homework
  • Projects
  • The biggest library in the world
  • E-mail
  • Newsgroups communities and clubs
  • Chat
  • Brings kids together at local call rates
  • Web sites
  • Text, art, music, photos, video...
  • Anyone can become a publisher
slide19

PART III

WHAT ARE THE DANGERS

the dangers to children

Content

Contact

Commerce

THE DANGERS TO CHILDREN
  • Pornography
  • Racism
  • Inaccurate information
  • Threatening e-mail
  • Paedophiles in chat rooms
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Blur between advertising & content
pornography
Promotes a demeaning view of women (& men)

Encourages false fantasies

Can be used to sexualise young children

Addictive

Easily available on the Net

PORNOGRAPHY

SMART TIP

Consider using filtering

Be careful to type in the correct web site address!

racist hate sites
Web an ideal medium for small extreme groups

Some pose as churches, or other “acceptable” groups

Some target children

RACIST & HATE SITES

SMART TIP

See www.adl.org for details of sites to avoid

inaccurate content
Spoof sites

URL mimickers eg www.microdoft.com

Historical revisionist material

Inaccurate health information

INACCURATE CONTENT

SMART TIP

Look for source, date, links & references

See www.quick.org.uk for helpful checklist

interactive services online
Chat –web based

Instant Messaging

Games – MOO, MUD, MUSH etc.

Cyber sex

Contact

Interactive services online

SMART TIP

Get your kids to explain how chat and IM work!

slide25

What is Instant Messaging?

  • Instant Messaging (sometimes called “IM,” “IMing,” or “Messaging” ) is the ability to:
    • easily see whether a chosen friend or co-worker is connected to the internet and, if they are,
    • exchange text messages with them.
  • Instant Messaging differs from ordinary email in that the messages are delivered immediately, making dialog much easier than with email.

Definition courtesy whatis.com

slide26

Other Common IM Features

  • ChatJoin a number of your contacts to exchange messages in a private chat room.
  • File transferSend and receive computer files.
  • News headlines or alertsInstant notification of breaking news.

Source: Technology & Learning, 11/02, p.48

slide27
TalkSpeak directly to your contacts

You need a sound card (standard on all computers these days) and a microphone.

E-mail notificationThe IM system flags new e-mail

Other Common IM Features

Source: Technology & Learning, 11/02, p.48

slide28

Why is IM Important to Parents?

  • 74% of online teens use instant messaging. In comparison, 44% of online adults have used IM.
  • 45% of online teens use Instant Messaging each time they are online.
  • 69% of online teens use IM at least a few times each week.

Data courtesy www.pewinternet.org

slide29

Why is IM REALLY Important to Parents?

  • 37% of online teens have used IM to write something that they would not have said in person.
  • 41% of online teens say they use email and instant messaging to contact teachers or classmates about schoolwork.

Data courtesy www.pewinternet.org

safety concerns
Safety Concerns
  • IM is used in the grooming process because its more private than public chat rooms
  • IM and Chat are closely linked products and moving from one to another can take just one click
  • The alert function means that people know when you online.
here are a few tips to avoid potential pitfalls
Here are a few tips to avoid potential pitfalls:
  • Choose products with parental controls
  • Each IM product asks you to fill out a profile of yourself. Be sure not to include private information such as phone number and address or school name.
  • Never click on unknown or suspicious hyperlinks.
  • Never accept files, or send them to people that you don’t know.
  • Keep IM address secret in Chatrooms
the dangers in chat
THE DANGERS IN CHAT
  • You don’t know who people are
  • People lie about their age and other interests
  • Flattery can make kids feel important
  • Determined adults can seek abusive relationships
  • Contacts shift quickly to messaging, e mail and mobile phones
  • Chat is just a click away! E.g.
one family s story
ONE FAMILY’S STORY..

My daughter was contacted starting in February this year by a pedophile whilst using a chat room. He quickly moved to e-mail and shortly afterwards sent her pornography, purporting to be pictures of himself. My daughter was just 12 at this time.

After grooming her for some weeks, he made telephone contact and eventually persuaded her to miss school and meet him.

In total, he met her five times and took her back to his flat where she was sexually abused…

… I have worked in the computer industry for 18 years, latterly with the Internet, and had no idea what went on in these chat rooms. Surely there is some regulatory body that can make the ISPs monitor at least the teenage chat rooms to make sure kids aren’t in danger…. Perhaps you can offer some guidance?”

the response to this case www chatdanger com
Aimed at chat users and parents

Celebrity introduction

Cartoons and a chat safety banner in open source html

Simple non-technical language for parents

The response to this case www.chatdanger.com
links with handphones text messaging
Mobile phones are personal & private

Kids love text messaging

You can send text from many web sites anonymously

You can have text chat

What next ?…….

Links with handphones & text messaging

SMART TIP

Encourage your kids not to give out their mobile no.

slide40

Commercialism on the net

Subtle Pressure

  • Blur between much content & advertising
  • Subtle request for information (games, auctions competitions
  • Collection of information makes net marketers dream
  • Many parents unaware of dangers
  • Eat kelloggs cereal
  • Find codes in box
  • Punch them in to get points
  • Use points to get cool stuff.

SMART TIP

Be careful about filling in online forms!

slide41

INTERNET ADDICTION

  • Using the internet can be addictive
  • Signs are –
    • compulsive use – no interruptions
    • long hours
    • secretive use
  • If combined with high risk activities can be dangerous

SMART TIP

Link internet use to offline interests eg sport

slide42

PART IV

SO WHAT SHOULD YOU DONOW

slide43

SO WHAT SHOULD YOU DONOW ?

1) Get involved in your children’s online activity at home.Check you know what applications they are using, especially chat rooms and games played with others online. Ask who their “e-pals” are. Get them to teach you about how things work.

2) Support the school– Sign the Acceptable Use Policy and take an active interest in what your children are doing in ICT at school.

3) Encourage internet use that builds on offline activities. It helps to keep the computer in a family room not tucked away in a child’s bedroom. Help your children to use the Internet for home work and leisure interests.

4) Use some of the tools on the computer to help you.

slide44

4) TOOLS TO HELP

  • Website addresses + favorites folders
  • Browsers (history)
  • Search engines
  • E-mail accounts – reputable and supervised (hotmail)
  • Filtering tools
  • Mobile phones.
5 filtering and blocking
5) Filtering and Blocking
  • Different types
    • Access to sites
    • Time limiting
    • Outgoing content
    • Monitoring
    • Kids search engines
  • Recognise the limitations
  • Never 100% effective

SMART TIP

See www.getnetwise.org lists over 140 tools

slide46

6 ) REINFORCE THE “SMART” RULES WITH YOUR CHILDREN

SAFE – Staying safe online involves being careful and thinking about whether it is safe to give out personal information

slide47

SAFE– Staying safe online involves being careful and thinking about whether it is safe to give out personal information

MEETING– Meeting up withsomeone you have contacted in cyberspace can be dangerous. Only do so with your parent’s/ carer’s permission and then when they can be present.

slide48

SAFE – Staying safe online involves being careful and thinking about whether it is safe to give out personal information

MEETING– Meeting up with someone you have contacted in cyberspace can be dangerous. Only do so with your parent’s/carer’s permission and then when they can be present.

ACCEPT– Accepting e-mails or opening files from people you don’t know can be dangerous. – they may contain viruses or nasty messages.

slide49

SAFE– Staying safe online involves being careful and thinking about whether it is safe to give out personal information

MEETING–Meeting up withsomeone you have contacted in cyberspace can be dangerous. Only do so with your parent’s/carer’s permission and then when they can be present.

ACCEPT– Accepting e-mails or opening files from people you don’t know can be dangerous. – they may contain viruses or nasty messages.

RELIABLE – Anyone can put anything on the net and remember people can lie and not be who they say they are in chat rooms.

slide50

SAFE– Staying safe online involves being careful and thinking about whether it is safe to give out personal information

MEETING– Meeting up withsomeone you have contacted in cyberspace can be dangerous. Only do so with your parent’s/carer’s permission and then when they can be present.

ACCEPT– Accepting e-mails or opening files from people you don’t know can be dangerous. – they may contain viruses or nasty messages.

RELIABLE – Anyone can put anything on the net and remember people can lie and not be who they say they are in chat rooms.

TELL – Tell your parent/carer or teacher if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried.

slide52

KIDSMART LEAFLETS FOR YOUR SCHOOL AND PARENTS !

"The internet is great fun and a brilliant way to keep in contact with friends. However, it is really important that we all use the Net safely and always remember these SMART rules to stay safe online."

Ant and Dec

slide53

By learning together, taking care and supporting our children we can help our children get the benefit, avoid danger and use the internet to fully

Discover

Connect

Create

slide54

QUESTIONS?

www.kidsmart.org.uk

www.chatdanger.com

www.childnet-int.org

Produced by Childnet International. Copyright 2003