Department of School Safety and Student Discipline
Forsyth County Schools
Todd Shirley, Director
Tim Monroe, Assistant Director
Steve Honn, School Safety Manager
Ola Shadburn, General Administrative
School Safety and Student Discipline
Dr. L. C. (Buster) Evans
Superintendent of Schools
Joey Pirkle
Associate Superintendent
Educational Leadership
Session #5
Instagram-online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service
that enables its users to take pictures and videos, apply digital filters to them, and
share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook, Twitter,
Tumblr and Flickr
Vine-Owned by Twitter, enables its users to create and post short video clips
Snapchat-Allows users to take photos or short videos, then share them with friends
Askfm-social networking website where users can ask other users questions,
KIK-allows users to send texts via the Internet without having to use a cellular
Yik Yak-social media site that gives you an anonymous live feed of what people
for up to 10 seconds before the image self-destructs. If a recipient screenshots the
photo, the app alerts the original sender, though hacks to interrupt this function do
with the option of anonymity used in foreign countries mostly
are saying and doing. Users create all the content.
Bullies can use your information
Predators can use the information
Comments – sued for defamation
Info – arrested or school discipline
No reasonable expectation of privacy
Future employers and schools can use
information as “instant background checks”
Connor Riley
Connor Riley had a job offer from
Cisco on the table. She tweeted:
“Cisco just offered me a job! Now
I have to weigh the utility of a
fatty paycheck against the daily
commute to San Jose and hating
the work.”
Shortly after that, there was a
reply from Cisco employee Tim
Levad: “Who is the hiring
manager? I’m sure they would
love to know that you will hate
the work. We here at Cisco are
versed in the Web.”
Eliminate all identifying information
◦ Anything that allows you to be located
◦ Anything that pairs the profile to your name
Delete inappropriate information
Read your information to determine what
impression it gives
◦ Your site may appeal to someone you didn’t intend
for it to impress
Choose appropriate photos
Setting privacy settings appropriately
For privacy:
◦ Develop your profile to be associated with a
nickname rather than your official name
Protect your friends’ info – no name, location,
birthday wish, phone numbers, etc.
Don’t write anything you wouldn’t want your
parents or principal to read (because they can
and MIGHT!)
Set your profile to private so you control who
views your profile.
Be careful when you post pics
What sport you play, the movies you like,
your music…that would be okay
◦ Remember that these facts can be used to fool you
Be smarter than them
Always tell a trusted adult if you have
problems online
High-tech version of flirting, teens texting
explicit messages or photos to each other
◦ Experimental
◦ Aggravated Typology Bulletin_4-611_revised.pdf
•Pennsylvania -Sept. 6, 2013 State police slapped three Dauphin
County teenagers with child pornography charges. That was a
felony and a rarity for prosecutors.
•TAMPA — Sept. 17, 2013 a Riverview teacher accused of sex acts
with a 12-year-old student had an unforeseen explanation for
hundreds of explicit text messages she sent the boy. She wanted
to get his attention for the purpose of education.
•COLUMBUS, GA-Sept. 18, 2013Teacher Tucker Hearn officially
terminated from North side High School on Sept. 27th charged
with attempted sexual assault. The female student is 16-yearsold. Sources say the student and Hearn were sexting and planned
to get together, but their plans were intercepted by police. His
bond was set at $10,000.
•Florida-14 year old girl charged in connection with the
suicide of a 12 year old schoolmate after months of bullying
plead not guilty.
The girl was one of two Polk County students, ages 12 and
14, arrested and charged with aggravated stalking for
“maliciously harassing” Rebecca Ann Sedwick, 12, with verbal
and physical abuse and cyber-bullying, according to Polk
County Sheriff Grady Judd. Charges were dropped.
Sedwick, 12, died after jumping from a third-story cement
plant structure on Sept. 10, 2013.
•St. Petersburg-Nov. 7, 2013 A 15-year-old girl was arrested
and accused of sending hundreds of threatening text
messages to three other 15-year-old girls who are students
at the same St. Petersburg high school, in what police say is a
case of cyber-bullying. Using a software application called
KIK, allows users to send texts via the Internet without having
to use a cellular telephone
•Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Bond was set at $50,000 for a suspended Douglas County elementary
school principal who was arrested in an undercover child sex sting.
John Harold McGill is facing child porn and exploitation charges and
made a first appearance in DeKalb County Court. He was one of 14
people who were arrested in a sting the Georgia Bureau of Investigation
called "Operation Broken Heart.“
Average person would
find it wrong
It depicts sexual
It has no literary,
artistic, political or
scientific value
Child Pornography
Images of sexual
◦ Under 18 years
413 US 15, OCGA § 16-12-80
OCGA § 16-12-100
If someone sends you something
◦ Inappropriate – delete
◦ Obscene and/or makes you uncomfortable – alert your
parent or authority
If you sent something
◦ Ask recipient to delete it and not to forward it
◦ Never send inappropriate text or images
In 2010, 20 percent of teenagers (22 % of girls and 18 %
of boys) sent naked/seminude images of themselves or
posted them online.
Nearly 1 in 6 teens between the ages of 12 and 17 have
received naked or nearly nude pictures via text message
from someone they know. (FBI Law Enforcement
GBI tracking apparent nude pics of Gwinnett teens
Pictures have appeared on Twitter and Instagram
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013
The GBI investigating social media accounts that started
distributing nude pictures of Gwinnett teenagers. Gwinnett
County school police say a parent filed a report after a 3year-old nude photo of their daughter started circulating.
The victimized students appear to come from a variety of
high schools in Gwinnett County. It's possible that the girls
willingly took the photos without realizing where they would
end up or what would happen
The GBI is actively trying to identify the girls and determine
their ages to determine what crime has been committed. If
the girls are under 18, a simple retweet could constitute
charges for distributing child pornography.
Cyber bullying: One form of bullying
Youth use technology to:
◦ Send Text Messages
◦ Make Web Postings
◦ Stalk Others
◦ Post Unauthorized Photos
◦ Online Deception and Violence
◦ Cyber-ostracism
One mistreating others – usually someone
that the target knows
Target – can be anyone
◦ Harmful-if complacent
◦ Helpful-if report to adult
Making threats of violence to people or
Engaging in coercion
Making obscene or harassing text messages
Harassment or stalking
Nancy Willard, Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats, Effectively Managing Internet Use Risks in Schools, Center for Safe
and Responsible Use of the Internet, January 2007
Hate or bias crime
Creating or sending sexually explicit images
of teens or children
Sexual exploitation
Taking a photo of someone in a place where
privacy is expected
Nancy Willard, Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats, Effectively Managing Internet Use Risks in Schools, Center for Safe
and Responsible Use of the Internet, January 2007
10% to 20% of youth have been targets
and/or aggressors
Cyberbullying peaks in the middle school
years (grades 6-8)
Girls are more likely to be the target
Looks and body shape are the most
targeted characteristics
While there is an increase in cyberbullying,
it is likely because there is an increase in
use of technology
Since January 23, 2004, criminals have been using the FDIC's name and reputation to
perpetrate various "phishing" schemes. It is important to note that the FDIC will never ask for
personal or confidential information in this manner.
If you suspect an e-mail or Web site is fraudulent, relay that
information to the real bank, company or government agency,
using a phone number or e-mail address from a reliable
source. Example: If your bank's Web page looks different or
unusual, contact the institution directly to confirm that you
haven't landed on a copycat Web site set up by criminals. Also,
contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center (, a
partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar
Crime Center.
If you suspect that you have been a victim of identity theft,
perhaps because you submitted personal information in
response to a suspicious, unsolicited e-mail or you see
unauthorized charges on your credit card, immediately contact
your financial institution and, if necessary, close existing
accounts and open new ones. Also contact the police and
request a copy of any police report or case number for later
March 05, 2014
Pre-installed malware turns up on new
Android devices
Fake version of Netflix that steals personal
data and sends it to Russia has been found
on some smartphones and tablets from
Samsung, Motorola, and LG
Child Identity Theft
Credit Reports
◦ Federal Law allows you to get a free copy of your
credit report every 12 months from each credit
reporting company.
Credit Reporting Agencies
◦ Equifax
◦ Experian
◦ TransUnion
Make sure your child does not spend all of his/her time on the computer. People,
not computers, should be their best friends and companions.
Keep the computer in an area where it can be monitored, like the family room,
kitchen or living room, not in your child’s bedroom.
Learn enough about computers so you can enjoy them together with your kids.
Teach them never to meet an online friend offline unless you are with them.
Watch your children when they’re online and see where they go.
Make sure that your children feel comfortable coming to you with questions and
don’t over react if things go wrong.
Keep kids out of chatrooms unless they are monitored.
Encourage discussions between you and your child about what they enjoy online.
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Teach them what information they can share with others online and what
they can’t (like telephone numbers, address, their full name and school)
Get to know their “online friends” just as you get to know all of their other
Warn them that people may not be what they seem to be and that people
they chat with are not their friends, they are just people they chat with.
Discuss these rules, get your children to agree to adhere to them, and
post them near the computer as a reminder.
Four steps you can start taking now to make ID security a priority — and a practice:
1. Change weak passwords. Do not use your birth date or part of your address or phone
number. Strongest passwords combine upper- and lowercase letters, numbers and
special characters.
2. Make sure your home Wi-Fi network is password-protected. Be careful how you use
your devices at public hot spots. Most aren't secure — which means any information you
send is only protected if you're on an encrypted website. To be sure a website is
encrypted, look for "https" in the address before you log in or send any personal info.
3. Don't click on links in unsolicited emails. Don't give out information over the phone
or online unless you've verified the source.
4. Keep your eye on debit and credit cards when paying for purchases. If anything seems
out of the ordinary, be cautious using your card.
Smart Socializing Starts Here
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
FBI-Internet Crime Complaints
◦ www.FBI.GOV
Internet Monitoring Software (Free)
Internet Monitoring Software-All have mixed reviews
Net Nanny $28.99
WebWatcher $97.00
McAfee Safe Eyes $49.95
Spectorsoft-eblaster $99.95