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Internet Safety

Internet Safety. Learning Disability Partnership Board 15 th October 2010 Veronica Hughes Bromley Adult Education College. What will we cover today?. Social networking – what is it and how can you use it safely How to behave in a Chat Room Emails – what to open and what to avoid

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Internet Safety

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  1. Internet Safety Learning Disability Partnership Board 15th October 2010 Veronica Hughes Bromley Adult Education College

  2. What will we cover today? Social networking – what is it and how can you use it safely How to behave in a Chat Room Emails – what to open and what to avoid Online shopping – how to keep your money safe

  3. Advantages of the Internet Find old friends on Facebook Keep in touch with friends Share photos Chat online to friends Join in discussions online Keep in touch using email Shop from home

  4. Social Networking • Facebook • MSN messenger • MySpace, Bebo • Chat Rooms

  5. Facebook Don’t be “friends” with people you don’t know in the real world Don’t use a real photo of yourself Be careful about any personal information your give away – check privacy settings Never meet anyone in the real world that you only know online, without telling someone you are going

  6. MSN/Chat Rooms • Don't use your real name as your username • Remember ASL: • Age • Sex • Location • Don’t give out any personal details • Be careful who you talk to online – treat people as strangers

  7. MSN/Chat Rooms Remember you don’t really know who you are talking to Don’t answer questions you don’t want to If you feel uncomfortable – leave the chat room or close the Internet Speak to someone you trust if you need to ask advice

  8. Emails • Ensure you have up-to-date anti-virus software • Be wary of opening emails from unknown senders • Beware of scam emails • Never open attachments from unknown senders

  9. Online shopping • Only shop with well known companies • Look for the https in the address bar • Look for the padlock • Do not give your bank details without seeing these signs

  10. Secure Website Examples • www.paypal.com • www.google.com/accounts • www.amazon.co.uk • www.tesco.com

  11. Internet Café Safety • If you’re using your own laptop use a Firewall • Be aware of people looking over your shoulder – they could steal your user name and password • When logging into email or Facebook - don’t tick the 'save password' or 'remember me' boxes • Log out, log off • Delete your browsing history before you leave

  12. Examples of signing in/out • www.google.com/accounts • www.facebook.com

  13. What to do if you’re worried If you are using the Internet and something happens that you don’t like: • If you are alone – close down the Internet • If you feel uncomfortable about something someone has said or written, or something you have seen: • Close the window • Speak to someone you trust

  14. Make it easy on yourself! • Use the Zoom control to enlarge the page • Use Accessibility Options in Control Panel • Screen readers are available free to download • AccessApps provides lots of free utilities to enable easier use of the computer • Free to download from: www.eduapps.org

  15. Learn to use the Internet • Online • www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/course • www.childnet-int.org/kia/parents ‘New to Computers’ link • www.communitylinksbromley.org.uk/sai/ict.html Online Help and ICT Hotline • Cotmandene Community Resource Centre • Runs IT Courses

  16. Internet Safety: a summary Friend? X Email

  17. Internet Safety: a summary

  18. Website Suggestions

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