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					Norwalk Police Department
 Community Services &
  Crime Prevention Unit
                 Partnered with the

  National Center for Missing & Exploited
      Children and Federal Bureau of
    Presented by Sergeant Andre Velez
     Norwalk, CT Police Department
                 Preventing Cyber-Bullying and Cyber-

 Presented By:

Norwalk Police Department
Sergeant Andre Velez
Crime Prevention Unit
   How Children Get In Trouble Online
       Cyberbullying
       Computer Intrusions
       Copyright Infringement
       Threats
   Online Communities
       Myspace etc.
How Children Get In Trouble
             How can kids get in trouble
   Cyber Bullying
       Online Harassment/Stalking
   Computer Intrusions (hacking)
   Copyright Infringement:
       duplication/distribution of
        commercial software, MP3s, etc.
   Threats against schools or
What is Cyberbullying?
           What is Cyberbulling?
           (cyberbullying, cyber-bullying, online bullying)

   Definition:
     Cyber bullying is willful and repeated
      harm inflicted through the medium of
      electronic text.
        Likebullying, cyber bullying involves recurring
        harm and can be distinguished from peer
        harassment as a subset of aggressive behavior
        because bullying represents a pattern of
        behavior committed over a period of time.
 The anonymity, ease of provocation,
 and almost infinite source of targets
means the Internet is full of predators
from pedophiles targeting children to
       serial bullies targeting
             ... anybody.
                Cyber Bullying
Cyber Bullies use electronic information and communication
devices such as:
 E-Mail
 Instant Messaging (IM)
 Text Messages
 Mobile Phones
 Pagers
 Online Gaming
 Defamatory websites
to bully or otherwise harass an individual or group through
  personal attacks or other means.
37% of teens online have used IM
  to write something that they
  would not have said in person
         Source: Childnet International
   It is against the law to use the Internet to:
     make threats to do harm to anyone
     Make threats to damage anyone’s property

     Make threats to damage anyone’s school
Illegal Computer Access (Hacking)
                 It is against the law to:
                    Use the Internet to access
                       someone else’s computer
                       without their permission.
                    Use someone else’s Internet
                       account without their
                    Use someone else’s Internet
                       password without their
              Software Piracy
   Public Domain:       no copyright, can be copied and distributed

   Freeware: has copyright. Can be distributed without advance
              payment but donations may be requested if used.

   Shareware: copyrighted. Can be distributed without advance
                payment but expectation of payment if used.

   Licensed software: copyrighted. Expectation of payment prior to

   License Restrictions: per machine. Home/office
                             Criminal and civil law violations.

    Bottom line? If the software costs money, and you
      are using it in violation of the user agreement,
      it’s stolen...
  Chat Rooms


Instant Messaging
                             Chat Rooms
       Areas where people can “meet” on-line to exchange ideas, information
        and be educational.

       Some sites require it’s users to provide info such as name, address, e-mail,
        likes/dislikes and info on family & friends as the cost of participation. (Keep
        personal safety and responsibility in mind)

   People in chat-rooms can talk “anonymously” and say anything they choose.
    Fact v. Fiction
                    Instant Messaging
   Instant Messaging (IM)
       A real time conversation where the 2 people communicating
        are seeing their responses immediately.
            Commonly referred to as
                 IM
                 Chatting
    Consider this when Instant Messaging

   Choose an non identifiable, non gender specific screen
   Never give out any personal information.
       real name, telephone or cell phone number, mailing address,
   Never accept files or downloads from people you don't
    know or from people you do know, if you weren‘t
    expecting them.
   Never arrange to meet someone offline that you
    only know through IM conversations.
   Know how to save copies of your IM conversations.
    Information You DO NOT want to tell
   Full Name                  Stupidest Thing You Ever Did
   Nicknames                  Fav color
   DOB                        Fav Food
   Hair color                 Least Fav Food
   Eye color                  Funniest person(s) you know
   Personality                 (or wish you knew)
   Siblings & Their Ages      Fav Vacation Spot,
   Location                   Fav. Thing To Do In The
   School                      Summer
   Future School              Fav Thing To Do In The Fall
   Best/Close Friends         Fav Thing To Do In The
   Online Best Bud
   Pets & Their Names
    Information You DO NOT want to tell
   Job                             Little-Known Talent You
   Things you like to do           Special Skills or Talents
   Things you collect              Special Awards You Have Won
   Best Advice                     Traits You Look For Most In a
   Words or Phrases You             Guy/Girl
    Overuse                         You Want To Be
   Dream Car                       Future Goals
                                    Religion (if any)
   Coolest Experience In Life
                                    Church (if any)
                                    Groups/Singers you enjoy
                                    Non- Sport Game You Enjoy
                                    Non-Sport Game Which You
Online Communities
       Thinking about a Home Page?
Be aware that…
*Anything you put on the internet can be easily be saved forever by
Strangers whom you did not intend to have.

*What you post can be used to easily identify you and/or those you care
   Before you create a personal page on the internet...
     What are you going to include?
     Consider all the facts before deciding to put a picture of you, your
      family, your friends, or any other person or thing that might be used to
      identify you on the Web.

   Does everyone who creates a personal page on the Internet
    get stalked, harassed or worse?
          ***of course NOT***
     Popular Online Communities
   My Space
       A free social networking website that uses the Internet for online
        communication through an interactive network of photos, blogs, user
        profiles, groups, and an internal email system.
   Face Book
       A facebook is a book that is made up of photographs of individuals along
        with their names. Facebooks are often published at the start of the
        academic year by the administrations of colleges and universities, with the
        intention of helping students, faculty, and staff to get to know each other
   Xanga
       A free web-based journal-hosting community of online journal-hosting,
        based in NYC
       Intended for people who are at least 13 years old.
If only she knew where her pics
would end up... is a free site that allows browsers to view thousands of user-submitted amateur pictures.

   Not what you think…
   My
        very popular place on the Internet where people
        network, send messages to one another, post
        pictures of themselves and others, and make cyber-

       A few users of Myspace have been involved in
        incidents recently involving luring or enticement of
        minors. Myspace has also been used for cyber
        bullying, cyber stalking and harassment.
  Let’s look at someone’s my space profile –
(the actual screen name is blocked out below)

         He calls himself, “Danny”
Here’s Dannys profile…he likes
  poetry, plants, flowers and
 watching movies by the fire.
 Danny loves his
  country and is
 here for dating,
   friends and
networking. So far
he has 14 friends
Danny has posted some pics of
         his tatoo’s.
Says here that he is looking for
         a girlfriend!
Let’s look at another
web site…………………………

how about…
State of Arizona,
government-operated sex offender registration site.
Hey! There’s Danny. Surprise!
  His myspace page never
mentioned that he is a level 3,
   high-risk sex offender.
               Did You Know?
   Employers and Colleges are now checking the
    internet to include, for profiles
    and web pages of applicants
   Also these employers and colleges can and will
    deny employment or admission based on
    information you place on the internet if they
    believe your character comes into question.
   Bottom Line watch what you place on the
    internet for everyone to see.
Dangers of the Internet
      Some Risks of Getting Online
   Distribution of Pornography
   Sexual Predators
   Misinformation and Hidden Messages
   Loss of Privacy
   Cyber bullying/Harassment/Stalking
   Development of Childhood Behavior Disorder
Who can I call for help?
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
     24 Hour hotline 1-800-THE-LOST
     CyberTipLine:

     Norwalk Police Department
      203-854-3000 or your local Police
Local CSP State Police Barrack

FBI New Haven
  600 State Street
  New Haven, Connecticut 06511-6505
  (203) 777-6311
***Always dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency
                         Thank You!

Sgt. Andre Velez
Norwalk Police Department
Community Services Division
Crime Prevention Unit
Tel # 203-854-3197

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