Topic 24- Staying safe online

Topic 24- Staying safe online

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Topic 24- Staying safe online

The dangers of disclosing personal information 1

  • People could be anyone on the internet
  • Not everyone is gunuine
  • Some are dangerous and seek to do you harm
  • They could be stalkers or paedophiles
  • You need to be wary of anyone who contacts you The dangers of disclosing personal information 2
  • Do not give out personal details
  • Do not give out other details by which they could be identified
  • Do not post personal details on social networking sites
  • Do not post images of yourself as these could be misused The misuse of image 1 Images can be altered to tell lies
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Topic 24- Staying safe online

Example: You could use photo editing software to take your picture and put it next to your favourite singer. You cannot tell whether images are genuine

The misuse of images 2

<li> A picture of you can be passed to others without your permission

<li> Your images could be altered in an inappropraite way

<li> Your image could end up on a website that paedophiles use

<li> You could be identified from your image and then stalked

Use inappropriate language

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<li> Do not use swear words

<li> Do not use racially offensive words

<li> Do not use words likely to offend certain groups of people

<li> Ensure your material can be read by people of all ages

<li> Do not engage in Cyberbullying (i.e. bullying using the internet, mobile phones, etc.)

Issue affecting children

<li> There area number of threats children can be exposed to when using the internet. These include:

<li> Paedophiles

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<li> Unsuitable chat rooms

<li> Pornographic websites and Pop ups

<li> Addiction to social networking

<li> Gambling addiction

<li> Cyberbullying

Methods to prevention by parents

<li> Agianst Paedophiles- Could use net nanny software, a good firewall, saftey search (parent filter) on search engines, keep the computer in a common room in the house, don't allow use of webcams when in chat rooms, set social networking site to private

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Topic 24- Staying safe online

<li> Against Pop Ups- use pops up blocking software, firewalls etc

Methods of prevention by parents

<li> Against Cyberbullying-monitor text and emails, report and bullying to a social networking site admin, block msn or social networking site full stop, do not give out personal details

<li> Against Addiction- parental restrictions on internet usage, keep the computer in a common room

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