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Internet Safety - St. Joseph's BNS Terenure
  1. Internet Safety
  2. What we do
  3. Acceptable Use Policy
  4. Digital Literacy
  5. Categories of Risk
  6. How Children go Online
  7. Dangers
  8. Filtering Monitoring and Parental Controls
  9. Spam, Phishing and Pharming
  10. Viruses and Malware
  11. Online Gaming
  12. Parenting Strategies
  13. Chat Based Services
  14. Online chat Issues and Strategies
  15. Askfm
  16. Cyberbullying
  17. How are they bullied
  18. Recommendations to Counter Cyberbullying
  19. Strategies to counter Cyberbullying
  20. Mobile Phones
  21. Smartphone Restrictions
  22. 10 Myths about Online risks EU kids study
  23. More Myths
  24. Copyright Plagarism and Downloads
  25. EU Kids Report
  26. Guide for Parents
  27. Help
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Internet in St. Joseph’s BNS Online Dangers Advice to Parents Internet Safety St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 SPHE - Internet Safety Acceptable Use Policy Broadband Filtering Moodle safe environment What we do St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Available on the school website AUP addresses all aspects of Internet usage. These include: Searching Downloading Publishing a school website Browsing websites Electronic communication such as email, chat rooms, messaging, VOIP and other electronic forums Acceptable Use Policy St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Digital literacy skills are key life skills for children and young people today. They need to be media savvy and know how to effectively search for and evaluate online content know how to protect personal information and reputation; know to respect copyright and intellectual property know where to get help if problems arise Digital Literacy St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 There are three categories of risk associated with children using the Internet. Exposure to illegal and/or harmful images and text, whether violent, racist or explicit in nature. The possibility of being lured into a physical encounter that might threaten a child’s safety and wellbeing. Receipt of messages that are demeaning, threatening or in other ways disturbing or detrimental to a child’s wellbeing. Categories of Risk St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 88 - the average minutes online per day for 9-16 year olds. 15-16 year olds spend 118 minutes online per day, twice as long as 9-10 year olds (58 minutes). Irish children spend just over one hour per day online (61 minutes). 7 - the average age of first internet use in Denmark and Sweden, rising to eight in other Northern European countries and nine for Europe overall. 49 - the percentage who go online in their bedroom. 33 per cent go online via a mobile phone or handheld device, and most use the internet at home (87 per cent) then at school (63 per cent). How Children go Online St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Lack of Filtering, Monitoring and Parental Controls Spam, Phishing and Pharming Viruses and Malware Online Gaming Chat based services Cyberbullying Mobile Phones Blogs Trusting Content Dangers St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Filtering Software: Tools as ranked by European Commission (See Link) Safe Search Google (Lock Safe Search) Youtube Safety Mode Limitations Monitoring: Keep computer in visible area Problem with mobile technology Parental Controls Control Panel User accounts and family safety Filtering, Monitoring and Parental Controls St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Spam: Unwanted mail Gmail filter Phishing : attacks where users are sent emails tricking them into ‘updating’ their personal details online via a fake website (imitating a bank or similar). Pharming: the process of redirecting users to a fraudulent copy of a legitimate website, with the aim of stealing personal data and passwords Spam, Phishing and Pharming St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 The term includes viruses, worms, adware, spyware, trojans, or any other form of malicious or unwanted software. Dangers: Annoying adware Spyware keylogging Identity theft Destroy Operating System Viruses and Malware St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Care with: Downloads Spam Attachments Memory sticks Websites Protection Anti virus software up to date Frequent scans Browser Security Updates Viruses and Malware St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Issues: Age appropriateness Online chat Revealing personal information Addictive Impact on Behaviour Online Gaming St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Play the game with your son / daughter Establish rules of gaming Time Online chat Age appropriateness Discuss saying ‘no’ to peer pressure. Commercial aspects discuss Parenting Strategies St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Skype and MSN Messenger, Online Gaming Social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace Club Penguin and Moshi Monsters, Omegle, Chat Roulette Moodle Chat Based Services St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Issues Disclosing personal information Respect privacy of others Social status how many friends have you got? Offensive and hurtful likes? Stranger Danger Strategies Talk to your child Set ground rules It’s ok to block and report Online chat Issues and Strategies St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Anonymous question and answer platform No idea of identities of followers Integrated with Facebook and Twitter The site contains sexualised, abusive and bullying content It has very few privacy controls which mean that both questions and answers can be viewed by anyone, even non-users of the site. St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Two things came up very strongly from this report from children,” said Ms Logan. “One is homophobic bullying, because it’s difficult to deal with; the other is cyberbullying, because of the nature of cyberbullying, because it’s hidden, because it’s pervasive in children’s lives. It doesn’t finish at the school door, it follows children home, which is why it is much more intense and much more upsetting.” The issue of cyberbullying has made headlines in recent months following the deaths of Ciara Pugsley (15) in Co Leitrim in September and Erin Gallagher (13) in Co Donegal Irish Times St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 (EU Kids Report) Although relatively few children report being bullied, this is the risk that upsets them most, more than sexual images, sexual messages, or meeting online contacts offline Anti-Bullying Centre at Trinity College(2012) one in four girls and one in six boys have come in contact with cyber-bullying. 24 percent of nine to 17-year-olds have reported being bullied Cyberbullying St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Nasty text social networking posts Facebook, twitter, image messages using mobile phones unkind blog emails and instant messages, malicious websites How are they bullied St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 13 is Facebook’s minimum age. Parent’s decision. Know their passwords and Pin numbers and monitor Be upfront and tell them, ‘I will be checking your messages/history’. Do not be afraid to say no, to set limits & boundaries For younger children, buy phones without internet Broadband can be turned off at night (9pm/9am) ‘You may have a phone; however it must be charged downstairs at night’ Use filtering software Recommendations to Counter Cyberbullying St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Don't reply to messages that are meant to harass or upset you. Keep the message: you don't have to read it, but keep it as proof of harassment. Report problems to people who can do something about it. Block the sender e.g. BLOCK IT START to 50216 Tell someone you trust. Respect yourself and respect others Strategies to counter Cyberbullying St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Issues: Full access to the internet Revealing too much information No control of data uploaded Location based services Always on rest and study Cyberbullying images, videos, text Difficult to monitor Mobile Phones St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 You can get over 18 content blocked Dual access to the account User Parental Controls to block internet access iPhone parental controls (settings) Block bullying texts Take note of IMEI numbers Smartphone Restrictions St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013  Digital natives know it all. (Mark Prensky) Only 36 per cent of 9-16-year-olds say it is very true that they know more about the internet than their parents. 2 Everyone is creating their own content The study showed that only one in five children had recently used a file-sharing site or created an avatar, half that number wrote a blog. Most children use the internet for ready-made content.  3 Under 13s can't use social networking sites Although many sites (including Facebook) say that users must be aged at least 13, the survey shows that age limits don't work 38 per cent of 9-12-year-olds have a social networking profile. Some argue age limits should be scrapped to allow greater honesty and protective action.  4 Everyone watches porn online. One in seven children saw sexual images online in the past year. Even allowing for under-reporting, this myth has been partly created by media hype.  5 Bullies are baddies The study shows that 60 per cent who bully (online or offline) have themselves been bullied. Bullies and victims are often the same people.  10 Myths about Online risks (EU study) St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 6 People you meet on the internet are strangers. Most online contacts are people children know face-to-face. Nine per cent met offline people they'd first contacted online most didn't go alone and only one per cent had a bad experience.  7 Offline risks migrate online This is not necessarily true. While children who lead risky offline lives are more likely to expose themselves to danger online, it cannot be assumed that those who are low-risk offline are protected while online.  8 Putting the PC in the living room will help Children find it so easy to go online at a friend's house or on a smartphone that this advice is out of date. Parents are better advised to talk to their children about their internet habits or join them in some online activity.  9 Teaching digital skills reduces online risk Actually the more digital skills a child has, the more risks they are likely to encounter as they broaden their online experience. What more skills can do is reduce the potential harm that risks can bring.  10 Children can get around safety software In fact, fewer than one in three 11-16 year-olds say they can change filter preferences. And most say their parents' actions to limit their internet activity is helpful. More Myths St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Much of the internet content of relevance is protected by copyright. Plagiarism make reference lists or bibliographies source criticism - because everything they come across online will not be true. Copyright, Plagarism and Downloads St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 The vast majority of parents (91%) mediate their children’s internet use in some way. This is above the European average of 87%. Most parents (72%) stay close or watch their children when using the internet, particularly in the case of younger children. Many parents also talk to their children about what they do online (67% overall and over 75% for younger children). 72% have explained to their children why certain websites are good or bad and have suggested ways to use the internet safely. A majority of parents also take positive steps such as suggesting how to behave towards others online (62%) and talking about things that might bother the child (64%). Many parents have also helped their child when something arose in the past (39%). EU Kids Report St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 The best defences against online risks are openness, awareness and education: talk with your children about their online lives. Rules work best when agreed together share their experiences and learn from them, help them to use technology positively and responsibly, give them boundaries, guidance and support. Social networking sites - not everyone has the digital skills to manage privacy and personal disclosure. Guide for Parents St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013 Gardaí Help St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure 2013