What can you do to help protect your child?


What can you do to help protect your child?

The environment created by communication technologies such as the Internet, mobile phones and other devices.

An incredible place for learning and entertainment

A powerful link to distant friends and family

A place to meet new people

A source of information on just about anything

A place to meet people who want to frighten, bully or harm others

A place where extreme content such as violence or pornography is displayed

A place where children can arrange to meet face to face with a “new friend”

A place where dangerous misinformation is posted, including anti-social groups or hate groups

Excessive late-night computer use

Secretive behavior about computer activities

Hidden or password- protected files

Telephone calls from stranger

Unexplained gifts

Web Address Line

History Files



Picture and Movie Files

No computers attached to the Internet in the bedroom

Screens facing the door

No passwords on accounts

No passwords on profiles

Restrict times using the router

Set filter levels higher

View online accounts and profiles

You are the parent

Make it clear that if your child engages in irresponsible online behavior, you will restrict Internet access, activate monitoring software, and review all online activity.

Talk about the implications of Cyberbullying that could lead to criminal arrest or civil litigation.

Discuss the point that if your child misuses email or a cell phone that the entire account may be terminated.

Lol- laughing out loud

Rofl- roll on floor laughing roflmao / lmao

Wtf- what the ****

1337-leet/ elite

Omg- oh my god

Gtk- good to know

Jk- just kidding

Oic- oh I see

Ruok- are you ok?

Btw- by the way

N00b- a beginner

Im- instant message

Bc- because

Brb- be right back

Kewl- cool

Imho- in my honest opinion

Otp- on the phone

Nsfw- not safe for work

Tla- Texas

Library association

LAN party

Mmorpgmassive multiplayer online role playing game

WoW- World of


Fps- first person shooter

HAND- have a nice day


I tell you I will have to kill you

IANAL- I am not a lawyer





Racial, religious, culture slurs


Cruel jokes

Malicious gossip, embarrassing information or photographs

Web sites

Save the evidence (emails, text messages, records of chats)

Identify the Cyberbully (ask Internet Provider to help identify the source)

Tell the Cyberbully to stop!

Ignore the Cyberbully (block or filter messages)

File a complaint (find owner of site and file complaint)

Contact your school

Contact the Cyberbully’s parents

Contact an attorney

Contact the police

ParentTtech http://teachers.ocps.net/parenttech/

NetSafe http://www.netsafe.org.nz/home/home_defa ult.aspx

About.com: Family Internet http://familyinternet.about.com/cs/filterings oftware/a/aafiltering.htm

Kids’ Pledge

Parents' Pledge

I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parents’ permission.

I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.

I will never agree to get together with someone I "meet" online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my mother or father along.

I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.

I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away so that they can contact the service provider.

I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online, and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.

I will not give out my Internet password to anyone (even my best friends) other than my parents.

I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or jeopardize my family’s privacy.

I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.

I will help my parents understand how to have fun and learn things online and teach them things about the

Internet, computers and other technology.

I will get to know the services and web sites my child uses. If I don't know how to use them, I'll get my child to show me how.

I will set reasonable rules and guidelines for computer use by my children and will discuss these rules and post them near the computer as a reminder. I'll remember to monitor their compliance with these rules, especially when it comes to the amount of time they spend on the computer.

I will not overreact if my child tells me about a problem he or she is having on the Internet. Instead, we'll work together to try to solve the problem and prevent it from happening again.

I promise not to use a computer or the Internet as an electronic babysitter.

I will help make the Internet a family activity and ask my child to help plan family events using the Internet.

I will try to get to know my child's "online friends" just as I try get to know his or her other friends.