ST. RITA CATHOLIC CHURCH MARCH 21, 2006 INTERNET SAFETY RULES ‘N TOOLS ™ Prepared by Donna Rice Hughes (Presentation copyrighted) Overview Internet Dangers (vs. Benefits) Children’s Access to Pornography Cyber-Sex & Addiction
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RULES ‘N TOOLS™ Preparedby Donna Rice Hughes
Jesus, John 10:10
1. Free and easy access to inappropriate and illegal content with unrestricted Net access:
- Pornography (child porn, obscenity, harmful to minors)
- Hate speech
2. Predators have easy and anonymous access to unsuspecting kids
(Child-proofing on the World wide Web: A Survey of Adult Webservers,2001, Jurimetrics. NRC Report 2002)
Dr. Victor Cline, University of Utah:
(Based on a report involving 202 sexual offenders)
- 29% would freely give out home address
- 14% would freely give email address (Telegraph.co.uk. 1/02).
How hard is it for a predator to target a child?
I am intrigued by Amanda...
Most online or Internet service providers provide user directories to assist their members identify others with similar interests. In our nefarious but capable hands...
Using the locate command, I can follow Amanda wherever she goes in Cyberspace.
Using Deja News or AltaVista we can check for more information by searching newsgroup postings
Using the Power Search option we continue the inquiry
Using Amanda’s email address, I search for any of her newsgroup postings.
I now know how many messages Amanda has posted; when and where the messages were posted, and the text of each message.
There are many online services that allow for searches using as little as one variable.
What can I find out about her from the telephone number?
Good news. Most of these services will allow you to change or eliminate your personal data from the directories.
I bet I can find out where she lives...
With each additional piece of information, I can perform additional searches.
I’m not familiar with Laurel. Let’s see if I get some better location information.
But how do I get there from Chicago?
If the school posts student pictures on its web page, I could even get Amanda’s picture.
Role of Parents, Teachers, and Librarians
- Awareness, education and empowerment
-Rules N’ Tools
Both are essential, one without the other is ineffective
Here's some advice for new browsers.
5. If that fails, search using the "Classmate Finder" option. Type in school's name and state, and then click on the school name. MySpace then allows you to "refine your school search." Options include searching for current students or alumni. Make sure, when adjusting the "between ages" criteria, to have generous search criteria. Many high school students inflate their age, saying they are 21 when they are actually 16 (or younger).
6.Scroll down, and you'll see thumbnail pictures of MySpace profiles. Click on the picture, and you'll be taken to the teen's MySpace.
7.Not every teen links to his high school. But if you get onto the MySpace of one student, chances are they've linked to other students at the school. You can find these by clicking on the link "View all friends."
8. Once on a person's MySpace, an interesting place to look at is the "view more pics" link, which is right under the photo on the left side of the screen. This is where members post photos, and other members comment on them.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
--Jesus, Luke 4:18