Online Safety Parent Workshop Helping to keep your children safe online.

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<p>E-Safety Parent Workshop</p> <p>Online Safety Parent WorkshopHelping to keep your children safe online</p> <p>1Aims of the sessionReflect on the potential risks of internet use for childrenDiscuss the importance of communication with childrenDevices to set up parental controls on.Know what to do if your child encounters problems onlineQ&amp;A</p> <p>2</p> <p>The Internet is a one way communication channel that leaves no room for discussion and analysis</p> <p>The internet has no boundaries, it does not have a watershed or safe harbour. Without discussion to balance each online experience, it can play with an individual moral compass, including our cultural and religious beliefs. We wouldnt leave our children alone at any time of the day in the centre of any town or city and expect them to deal and cope with any experiences that may bring is there a difference?3StatisticsThe estimated weekly volume of internet use at home in 2013 increased with the age of the child: 6.5 hours for 3-4 year olds, 6.7 hours for 5-7 year olds, 9.2 hours for 8-11 year olds and 17.0 hours for 12-15 year olds (Ofcom)34% of children aged 8-12 have a profile on sites that require users to be aged 13 or over e.g. Facebook (Childnet)13% of UK 9-16 year olds say they have been bothered or upset by something online in the past year (Ofcom)Older teens share more personal information than younger teens.16% of teens are connected to friends on social networking sites who they have not met in person.One in four teens online make friends on social networks.Some un-met online friends are connected through other friends</p> <p>4Children OnlinePotential RisksCyber bullying (the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature)Grooming ( When someone builds an emotional connection with a child to gain their trust for the purposes of sexual abuse or exploitation)Inappropriate websitesLosing control while posting pictures and video / Giving out too much information onlineViruses, hacking and securityDigital footprint (One'suniquesetofdigitalactivities,actions,andcommunicationsthat leave a data traceontheInternetoronacomputeror otherdigital device and can identify the particular userordevice)</p> <p>Children and young people can begroomed onlineor in the real world, by a stranger or by someone they know - for example a family member, friend or professional.Groomers are on the rise -the older children get the wider their network exposing them to harmful content</p> <p>5Risks of GamingMany online games have communication features which allow their users to interact anonymously e.g. Minecraft (all devices) and World of Warcraft (PC)Cyberbullies may harass fellow gamers and online scam artists may promise virtual goods in an effort to get credit card information e.g. World of WarcraftSome game consoles allow internet access as well, so it is important to be aware of their communication features. 6TipsKeep the computer in a high-traffic area of your home.Establish limits for online sites which children may visit and their duration.Remember that Internet technology can be mobile, so make sure to monitor mobile phones, gaming devices, and laptops.Surf the Internet with your children and let them show you what they like to do online.Know who is connecting with your children online and set rules for social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, online gaming, and using webcams.Check the browser search history on a regular basis.Create a family agreement for internet use.</p> <p>7</p> <p>Communication</p> <p>Be a part of their online life; involve the whole family and show an interest. Find out what sites they visit and what they love about them.Allow children to speak openly without being judgmentalEncourage children to speak up.Keep a close tab on online activities of childrenWatch out for signs through speech, need for privacyAn uncomfortable feeling in the belly- teach children to watch out for it.Online Safety surveysParenting and giving into pressure and negotiation from childrenAdults must lead by example- develop an etiquette about the use of any gadgetGo to for further examples.What are your favourite things to do online?What is personal information? Why should you keep it private?What could you do to be safer online?What would you do if anyone online asked to meet you face-to-face?Besides me, who do you feel that you can talk to if you are in a scary or uncomfortable situation?Do you use IM or chat rooms to talk to your friends and others?How many people do you have on your buddy/contact list(s) and who are they?Have you ever chatted with someone you did not know in real life? What kinds of things did you talk about?Do you know how to block others in chat rooms and IM? Can you show me how to do this?</p> <p>8</p> <p>Parental ControlsNo filter or parental controls tool is 100% effective, and many of the risks that young people face online are because of their own actions and the others behaviour. Internet ProvidersGaming Devices (Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Wii)Smartphones, ipads, Restrict games based on age rating.Restrict time spent e.g. On the Xbox 360 activate the Family Timer to limit the total amount. Control your childs friend requests so you know who theyre playing with online.Restrict online user-to-user communication and the exchange of user-generated content.</p> <p>9What to do if your child sees inappropriate material onlineDont overreact if your child tells you about something they have seen. You might feel shocked and angry but by dealing with it calmly your child will know they can turn to you again.Keep records of abusive messaging.Report abusive or inappropriate behaviour to the police.</p> <p> 10Useful Websiteshttps://www.commonsensemedia.org (CEOP-child exploitation online protection center)BEAT BULLYING (website)- ( NSPCC) </p> <p>11Any Questions?</p> <p>12</p>


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