PARENTS E-SAFETY EVENING DEC 4TH 2013 What we will look to cover What you need to know, and do, to help your child keep safe on the Internet What to do if you are concerned that someone has made an inappropriate approach to your child. The way young people communicate on-line. Social networking sites and chat rooms: how to help your child use these safely ( For example, you have to be 13 to officially sign up to many of the social networks, how Facebook have recently changed settings to allow teenagers to post publicly etc) Cyberbullying: how technologies can be used to bully students and what steps to take if you find out this is happening. The BIG thing to remember We all should recognise the tremendous opportunities that the internet brings for young people. Realistically, this means a level-headed and informed approach to what our children do online. A major reason why children don't disclose online problems is fear that they'll have the technology taken away from them, thereby taking away a large part of their social lives. The Way young people communicate. HOW MANY DIFFERENT METHODS CAN YOU NAME IN 1 MINUTE? The Way young people communicate. Phone Text Webcam Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Shazam Instagram Skype Snapchat YouTube Flickr Instant Messaging Online Games What is drummed into young people Never give out personal information Never meet anyone in person that you have met online that you don’t know personally Respect other peoples opinions Don’t post pictures without permission Always use appropriate language What do young people communicate? Some Facebook Stats Average number of Facebook Friends - 512 Average number of Facebook photos - 217 Average time spent on Facebook - 20 minutes a day Average daily amount of compromised Facebook accounts - 600,000 Percentage of people who do not log out of Facebook mobile - 56% Your likes can predict if you are a drug user with an accuracy of 75% The bits they don’t read Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and cookie information…We will delete log data after 18 months. (Twitter 2013) The bits they don’t read Although we attempt to delete image data as soon as possible after the message is transmitted, we cannot guarantee that the message contents will be deleted in every case… Messages, therefore, are sent at the risk of the user. (Snapchat 2013) The bits they don’t read …user content in connection with various features and services on the site (for example, displaying it in profile pages, photo pages, news feeds and other messages to users' friends, etc.). Additionally, though it may not happen often, there are cases when law officers and judges issue subpoenas or other legal orders requiring us to provide certain information about specific users for use in court. (Facebook 2013) Real Life Consequences Libel (Sally Bercow) Sending a "menacing electronic communication" Making "grossly offensive" comments Sex Offenders Register Sacked from job (Nurses) Refused acceptance to University What is Cyberbullying Harassment. Cyber bullying often takes the form of one person harassing another through emails, instant messages, text messages or other modes of communication. Public humiliation. Another common form of cyber bullying happens when the bully harasses a target by way of public embarrassment, rather than directly contacting him or her. Impersonation. A less obvious, but equally harmful form of cyberbullying takes place when the bully attacks someone by impersonating him or her as a way to bring about humiliation or punishment. In this case it is more difficult to identify the person. What to do Attempt to identify the cause Stop responding to the messages. Save the evidence. Block the bully. Change the account settings. Talk to the school. Talk to the service providers. Talk to the police. What can you do to help Communicate with your children about their experiences. Set your own house Internet rules. Ensure your children follow age limits on the site. Educate yourself about the site. Insist that your children never meet anyone in person that they've communicated with online only, and encourage them to communicate only with people they've met in person. Ensure your kids don't use full names. Be wary of other identifiable information in your child's profile. What can you do to help Be smart about details in photographs. Warn your child about expressing emotions to strangers. Teach your children about cyberbullying. Removal of your child's page. Use child-friendly search engines or set a search filter. e.g. Google SafeSearch Encourage them to use browser tools – Bookmarks & History. Install filtering but don’t rely on it as it does not always work. Some simple steps if your child says they are in trouble 1. Believe your child and tell them you believe them. Their experience needs to be acknowledged and understood. 2. Don't blame them, and tell them you don't blame them. Even if they've engaged in risky behaviour – risk-taking is a part of growing up. 3. Don't immediately ban them from the internet. Although you may need to take short-term safety steps, the best way for children to stay safe is by learning how to negotiate properly online experiences. 4. Report it. https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-report/ School Policy Students will be expected to know and understand Nelson Thomlinson School policies on the use of mobile phones, digital cameras and hand held devices. They should also know and understand Nelson Thomlinson School policies on the taking / use of images and on cyber bullying. Should understand the importance of adopting good e safety practice when using digital technologies out of Nelson Thomlinson School and realise that the Nelson Thomlinson School’s E Safety Policy covers their actions out of Nelson Thomlinson School, if related to their membership of the Nelson Thomlinson School. ( Oct 2012) Who to talk to in School Form Tutor Head of Year Mrs Foster ( Head of E-Safety) Mr Beechey ( Assistant Headteacher) More Information Ceops - The UK police agency UK Safer Internet Centre - Set up the Safer Internet Day Sessions for schools digizen.org Cumbria Police If you have any more questions or queries Then please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to help.