St John the Baptist Primary School E Safety awareness training
What do we hope to achieve tonight? Provide you with information about the advantages and the disadvantages about the internet and other electronic forms of communication To raise your awareness of the risks and what you can do to help protect your children To give you information about what the police are doing to address these risks and how you can help Why now? The world as we know it is changing and our children are utilising electronic means of communication in ways that we would never have dreamed of!
Bridging the gap of knowledge around the internet The Need for this presentation!! Parents Children The Gulf of Internet Knowledge
Why is education so important in this area? • 55% access the internet everyday • 47% for an hour or more • 21% liked IM/Chat the most • 15% used gaming sites • 11% used Social Networking sites • 33% had access in their bedrooms • 25% have met someone offline – one quarter of these did not take anyone with them. • of the three quarters who did 83% took a friend not a trusted adult. Sources CEOP Questionnaire Analysis 2007
Benefits of the internet • Educational games and programmes • Research information • The opportunity to communicate with people from all around the world • The opportunity to share resources and ideas with people that have the same interests • Shopping around the world without leaving your computer
Risks of using the internet • Paedophiles use the internet to meet young people • People lying to others online • Bullying using the internet (Cyberbulling) • Seeing inappropriate images and material • Viruses and pop ups
Mobile Technology Mobile Phones - Internet via mobile phone technology - Chat rooms and social networking sites wherever and whenever - Bluetooth technology to share music files and photos with friends - Ringtones can be downloaded from the internet straight to phones
Mobile Technology Wireless internet access - Internet access wherever there is a wireless signal - If security settings not set access is available to anyone in the vicinity - Broadband allows faster and cheaper internet access
But why is this a problem? • Simply this – what is put on line stays online, who you speak to electronically may not be whom you think it is. • Children do things, say things and share things electronically that they would never say or do or share face to face with a stranger. But in some cases the two are no different! • There are people out there who will use these forms of electronic communication to meet their own needs, and children will suffer because of this if we do not protect them.
A time to reflect • So what can we do and who can help us? • Introducing CEOP and other information initiatives.
What does CEOP do? • CEOP work in partnership to protect children and young people from sexual exploitation – from the e-world to the real world The corporate film can be seen on the following link (www.ceop.gov.uk/mediacentre/video.asp)
The CEOP Faculty Approach • Harm Reduction • Education, training courses, public awareness, International (Child Trafficking, Research), Safer by design, BAU • Intelligence • Referrals Desk, assessment, disseminations, offender management, travelling offenders, missing offenders (Skip country, Don’t comply to their orders) • Operations • Forensics Unit, victim identification, joint investigations, financial desk (VISA), covert capability (Undercover Ops – Infiltrating Rings etc.) CEOP is affiliated to SOCA
Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) • 24 hour presence both online and offline • CEOP, America, Canada, Australia, Interpol • Operation Chandler/ Hella Click for VGTFilm
8-10 Teaching Resources • Cybercafé • Ages 8 - 10 • Stand alone resource (A flash programme) • An engaging virtual café that provides safety information on mobile phones, IM, Email, Chat etc. • Register and download through the TUK website • Contains 9 lesson plans • www.thinkuknow.co.uk/cyberbafe
5 - 7 Teaching Resources • Key Stage 1 (Ages 5 – 8) – Was developed with Net Safe, New Zealand • Stand alone resource • Customised for a UK audience • Register through the TUK site • 5 interactive cartoons • Supported by lesson plans
So what to do from here • Talk with your children about safety on line • Visit the websites • Find out for yourself how some of these things work! • Be aware of the report abuse icon and make sure your children are
Microsoft have made a real commitment Approx £30,000 per month revenue lost from advertising in this space Some schools and other organisations use this as a link from their websites ‘Report Abuse’ in action
Things to watch out for Here are some common signs of grooming that you should be aware of. It doesn’t mean that your child is being groomed, but signs to look out for if you’re worried: • Excessive use of the computer • Aggressive behaviour regarding internet usage • Secretive behaviour • Change in use of sexual language
Our Advice to Parents • Know what your children are doing online • Ask them to teach you to use any applications • Keep the computer in a family room - this means you can keep more control of what they do (i.e. Webcams)
Our Advice to Parents • Help your children to understand that they should never give out personal details to online friends - personal information includes: • their messenger id • email address • mobile number and any pictures of themselves, • If your child receives spam / junk email & texts, remind them never to believe them. reply to them or use them.
What will we be doing as a school? • Ongoing E safety training for all children • Developing some of these resources to use in school • Cascading this down to other parents • Ensuring our internet use if safe, regulated and monitored.
CEOP Newsletter and Videos! Sign up to monthly email updates! Will provide you with information on new and emerging technologies and tips to keep your family safe whilst online! Visit www.youtube.com/ceop to view our Educational Awareness films
Education@ceop.gov.uk 0870 000 33 44