Future Learning by liuqingzhan


									Internet Safety
• On-Line Risks
• Cyberbullying
• My Space – Facebook
• Texting/Pictures
• Texting Codes
• Safety Tips
• Vocabulary
• Websites on Internet Safety
• Sources
        On-Line Risks
• Children of all ages are flocking to the Internet.
  45% of children in the US more than 30 million of
  those younger than 18 use the Internet.
• There’s useful and educational information
  available on the Internet, a great deal of content
  exists that is not appropriate for children.
• Children could be targets of cyberstalking or
  harassment that includes repeated and
  unwanted contact through the Internet that is
  rude or threatening.
• Other dangers include sexual exploitation or
  enticement. Sexual predators may target children
  online while maintaining relative anonymity.
• Thus parents and educators need to carefully
  supervise children's activities while they are on
  the Internet.
   On-Line Risks – cont.
• Sexual predators frequent various chatrooms
  looking for children.
• Children of all ages have a lack of emotional
  maturity that can make them more susceptible to
  manipulation or intimidation.
• They have a strong desire for attention, validation,
  and affection along with a lack of caution or self-
• It is also important to note that children may
  become involved in criminal activity on the Internet.
• It’s important to note that children may be hesitant
  to tell a trusted adult if they are approached in an
  inappropriate way because of feelings of
  embarrassment or tattletale.
• Definition: sending or posting harmful or cruel
  text or images using the internet or digital
  communication devices.
• Anyone you don't know who asks for your personal
  information, photos, or videos
• Inappropriate or obscene material from people or
  companies you don't know.
• Misleading URLs that direct you to sites
  containing inappropriate materials instead of
  what you were looking for.
• Anyone who sends you photos or videos
  containing obscene content of individuals 18 and
  younger (the possession, manufacturing, or
  distributing of child pornography is illegal).
• Anyone who asks you to meet in person for sexual
  activities— no one should make sexual invitations
  to you online.
My Space & Facebook
• Always remember that everything shared on
  MySpace is out there for everyone to see. This
  means that you are sharing private information
  with people who pose no threat and also with
  those who could prove to be dangerous.
• If there are things you don’t want everyone to
  know, do not post them on MySpace. Also, think
  twice before you give out your phone number,
  address, specific whereabouts or IM screen
• Pictures on these sites will and can be valuable
  bits of information and maybe used for law
• Check, Double Check, Triple Check and check,
  check, check!
• One of the quickest ways to communicate
  and can be done in code.
• Providers may have tools such as GPS
  Locators. Check with your provider for
• Picture mail – check their history.
• Parents can check their child’s location by
  asking them to take a picture with them in
  at the moment.
• Check their histories…go through their
  messages and pictures. You pay the bill.
          Texting Codes
AML - All my love                P911 - Parent alert
AYSOS - Are you stupid or
   something?                    RBTL - Read between the
B/C - Because                    lines S^ - What's up ('sup)
BTDT - Been there, done that     SLAP - Sounds like a plan
CD9 - Code 9 (Parents are        TAP - Take a pill
   around)                       TAW -Teachers are watching
CTO - Check this out             TISL - This is so lame
GMAB - Give me a break           WAI What an idiot
H&K - Hugs and Kisses            BF - Boy Friend
H4U - Hot for you                BFF –Best Friends Forever
IDTS - I don't think so.         CRS - Can't Remember Sh**
IYD - In your dreams             PM - Private Message
KPC - Keeping Parents Clueless   POS – Parent Over Shoulder
LKITR - Little kid in the room
P&C - Private and confidential
          Safety Tips
• Don’t give out personal information about
  yourself, your family situation, your school, your
  telephone number, or your address.
• Do not meet someone or have them visit you
  without the permission of your parents.
• Tell your parents right away if you read anything
  on the Internet that makes you feel
• Remember that people online may not be who
  they say they are. Someone who says that "she" is
  a "12-year-old girl" could really be an older man.
• Communication: The best way to know what your
  child is doing online is to ask.
• Monitoring: keep checking on them.
• Parents should always know all usernames and
• Blog (short for web log) - A web log is usually defined as a personal
  or noncommercial web site that uses a dated log format. A web log
  is updated frequently and sometimes groups links by specific
  subjects, such as politics, news, pop culture, or computers.
• Chat - Real-time communication over the internet. You type and
  send messages that appear almost instantly on the computer
  monitors of the other people who are participating in the chat.
• Chatroom - An interactive forum where you can talk in real-time.
  The chatroom is the place or location online where the chat is
  taking place. Many chatrooms are established so that people can
  discuss a common interest like music or movies.
• Cookie - A small file that is downloaded by some web sites to store
  a packet of information on your browser. These packets include
  information such as login or registration identification, user
  preferences, and online "shopping-cart" information.
• Cyberstalking/Harassment - Terms that can refer to the online
  enticement of children; rude or threatening messages; slanderous
  information; or repeated, unwanted messages. Discussion Group -
  A group of people who exchange information about a common
• Download - Putting information on your computer. You can
  download information from the internet, discs or CDs, and other
    Vocabulary – cont.
• Emoticons - Animated faces that express different emotions you can
  send in e-mails, chat, and Instant Messaging. Emoticons are a way to
  show someone online how you are feeling.
• File-Sharing Programs - Programs that allow many different users to
  access the same file at the same time. These programs are usually
  used to illegally download music and software.
• Filtering Software - Different methods to screen unwanted internet
  content including whitelisting, blacklisting, monitoring activity,
  keyword recognition, or blocking-specific functions such as e-mail or
  Instant Messages.
• Firewall - This is a system that creates a special "wall" used by
  network servers to separate their Intranet from the internet. It keeps
  out unwanted information like spam and viruses and unwanted people
  like hackers.
• Flaming - Sending a deliberately confrontational message to others
  on the internet.
• Hacker - A popular term for someone who accesses computer
  information either legally or illegally.
• History - A list of web sites the people using a particular computer
  have visited. Viewing the history can be used to monitor what sites
  your children have visited.
    Vocabulary - cont.
• Monitoring Software - Software products that allow parents
  to monitor or track the web sites or e-mail messages that a
  child visits or reads.
• Mouse - A computer attachment that allows you to move the
  cursor and select links on your computer screen.
• Mouse Trapping - A commonly used technique by
  pornography sites where a user gets "locked" in a web site.
  While surfing the internet it is possible to click a web site
  and have multiple undesirable web sites open. When this
  happens, you often cannot close or back out of the sites and
  must close your web browser completely.
• Online Grooming - Using the internet to manipulate and gain
  trust of a minor as a first step towards the future sexual
  abuse, production, or exposure of that minor. Sometimes
  involves developing the child’s sexual awareness and may
  take days, weeks, months, or some cases years to
  manipulate the minor.
          More Info…
•School Website – Links
•Google – type in search criteria

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