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Cyber Safety tips for Teachers

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Margaret Couper

on 12 August 2010

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Double click anywhere & add an idea It's a computer - let's get over it!
phone calls
download rss feeds
Doom and gloom speeches
aren't always the best
approach. Use Imaginatively
texting adjectives, nouns
video for podcasts
recording japanese

2.2 million accessed the internet
841 000 had exclusive use of a mobile phone
Younger children 8-11- individualistic pursuits
A sizeable proportion of 3-4 years used a computer at
2% 7-8 years used a mobile phone
Older children 12-17 – social interaction
Social Networking 8-11 51% and 12-17 90%

Australian Bureau of statistics Data on Children's Use of Internet and Mobile Technology, Oct 2009
2.7 million 5-14 years in 2009
Growing up in Australia – a longitudinal study of Australian Children. Australian Communication and Media
77% or 1.5 mill had a computer in a public area
of the house
47 % or nearly 1 mill had an internet content
89% 1.8 mill had the internet use monitored
83 %1.6 mill had been educated about safe and
appropriate use of the internet
3% or 70 000 had experienced a personal
safety or security problem
Just under ½ of these children had access to
inappropriate material
15,000 had strangers seeking personal
Identified top risk was contact with a predator
Girls perceived they may be the target of
indecent behaviour (often web cam) or having
personal material disseminated to
unintended recipients (this perception arose from
actual experience and or a friends experience)

Think about offline sexual exploitation of children and young people
Organised Crime – financial gain
Child Abuse images - not pornography
This is a behavioural issue not a technology issue
25 - 40 % of offenders are under 24yrs
Savvy with technology
Male and female – 3% of convicted offenders are female

Self Generated Risk
Unlocked Profiles
Online digital footprint

‘Often young people don’t understand the offline consequences for their online actions.’

Manipulating and using information
taking a young person from a public
space into a more private space
building rapport
normalising sexual behaviour
web cam
taking pictures
threatening behaviour
meet up in the real world Cyber Safety Where do we legally stand?

Our Role? Latest Research
Students Australian Homes What does the typical offender look like? inform authorities
document time, date, response
inform staff and parents
interview separately

update policies
educuate students and parents
privacy settings
online digital footprint
emotional support
model positive use Plan don't Ban Sexting Grooming Process What is Online Child Abuse? Who Gets Cyber Bullied? Students
Friends linked to behaviour policy
parents and students clearly advised - given the policy
education on cyber safety
direct link to school
clear cause or connection
evidence links directly to the student
Tips for Parents Create a relationship of trust
Don't ban items
Create a set of guidelines
Teach responsibilities of online behaviour
Model appropriate use of technology
Locate computer in central area of the home
No webcams in the bedroom
Create your own Facebook account
Minimal personal information to be shared
Get your children to share their profiles and blogs
Age appropriate sites
Monitor sites visisted through history tab
Have a non gaming day
Pre paid phone with parent access to account details
Check phone memory for photos and videos
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