E-Safety Tutorial Monday 7th February 2011 Staying safe Respecting privacy Avoiding bullying & harassment
Internet – the positives and the negatives • This tutorial aims to promote safer and more responsible use of on-line technology and mobile phones. • You will also find this presentation on Moodle in the e-safety section
Questions to start discussion • E-technology is driving on a motorway – it serves a great purpose but you need the highway code to avoid the hazards. What are the benefits of on-line and mobile technology? • What are some of the hazards and abuses of these technologies that have led to the need to educate children, young people and adults about e-Safety?
An example - Consequences (8 mins) • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK5OeGeudBM&playnext=1&list=PLBE280C3D9B44B262 Please copy and paste this URL into the browser.
What this presentation includes: • Cyberbullying and tips for safety • Reporting abuse - What to do if you experience cyberbullying or know of a cyberbully • How to help as a cyber mentor • Scamming and Phishing • On-line stalking • On-line dating / grooming
Further questions • Do you think you have ever been cyberbullied? (e.g. Insults, rumour spreading, sexting, blocking, text threats, silent calls, hoaxes) • What would your main tips for cyber-safety be? Think of FIVE ‘Always’ statements Think of FIVE ‘Never’ statements • If you are aware of someone who is cyberbullying others, do you do anything to stop it? • Why do you think someone might be a cyberbully?
Cyberbullying is as common as name-calling (Reported in The Guardian Newspaper, 12 Nov 2009) • Cyberbullying – by mobile phone, email and on websites – is now as common as name-calling among teenagers, according to a recent survey. • Pupils also reported threats of violence, actual violence and being "frozen out" by their friendship groups. • A minority said they had been forced to hand over money or possessions to bullies. • Girls were more likely to be victims and cited cyber-bullying, name-calling and excluding victims from friendship groups as the most common forms of bullying. • Boys said they were more likely to be threatened with violence or have possessions or money taken.
How serious is this? It can cause the target of bullying to be depressed and to self-harm Furthermore, Gordon Allport (1979) examined the nature of prejudice and suggested that Verbal Abuse (written or spoken) is the first stage on the road to Genocide. • 1. Verbal Abuse (which he calls Antilocution) • 2. Avoidance • 3. Discrimination or Legalized (Institutionalized) Racism or Prejudice • 4. Violence Against People and Property • 5. Extermination or Genocide (the systematic attempt to destroy an entire people or group) It is not acceptable and should not be tolerated. It is against our ethos and could lead to criminal charges
How does cyberbullying start? • Had bad wall posts or text messages from people who claim to be your friends or from people you don’t know? • Had a chat conversation that went sour? • Seen something written about you that isn’t true, or worse? • Seen photos or video clips of you that you did not know about? • Been forced to have your photo taken against your will?
A quiz to explore the question ‘Are you a cyberbully?’ • http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/teens/are_you_a_cyberbully.html
Could you be accused of cyberbullying - by association? Have you ever………. • Uploaded pictures of people, without their permission? • Been part of a ‘Friendship Group’ on Facebook that has engaged in a hate campaign against a ‘friend’, a teacher, even someone you don’t know? • Sent wall postings or text messages that could be ‘misunderstood’ or ‘misinterpreted’? • Forwarded messages of abuse?
How to avoid cyberbullying… • Advice for Young People • 1) Watch what personal information you share online or by text and watch what you say 2) Never share passwords, not even with best friends.3) Always log off after using Messenger, gaming or other social network sites.4) Don’t respond to bullies, no matter how tempting. 5) Don’t forward messages of abuse - you could be breaking the law. 6) Keep all records of bullying – this may be an IM conversation, an email or text message. This can be used by the police, ISP or mobile phone company both as evidence of harassment, and to trace bullies if they attempt to be anonymous. 7) Think before you upload pictures onto a website, or send pictures of someone via email, mobile phone, instant messenger or social networking sites. 8) The online world is a real world, so be responsible in your online actions, and treat others as you want them to treat you. • Always report inappropriate contact to the service provider using their Report Abuse links, and if anything worries you, talk to a trusted adult.
You can report cyberbullying! • Keep the evidence (text messages, Facebook wall postings, photos, emails) • Report to Facebook, Hotmail, mobile phone service provider • Speak to your parent/carer, personal tutor or other trusted adult • Report if you witness cyberbullying Advice if you are being bullied or if you know someone who is being bullied on Facebook…….. http://www.bullying.co.uk/index.php/young-people/cyberbullying/facebook-bullying.html
Other ways to report abuse • www.thinkuknow.co.uk is a website run by CEOP (Child Exploitation and On-Line Protection) that provides useful guidance and safety tips • You can also use the CEOP ‘report abuse’ link if you feel concerned or bullied on http://www.ceop.police.uk:80/report-abuse/ • You can use The SFX Sharp System link on Moodle– it’s there for you to report your concerns • Speak to a tutor – don’t keep it to yourself • If you feel in immediate danger or want urgent help, call 999
The Internet - Report Criminal Content… • Internet Watch Foundation – report criminal content www.iwf.org.uk • child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world • criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK • incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK • non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK.
Find out about cybermentoring – N-Dubz video + link to website • http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/nov/12/cyber-bullying-n-dubz • The link below will help you find out about how to become a cybermentor • http://cybermentors.org.uk/
What types of behaviour does Facebook class as abusive? • ‘Facebook automatically identifies the following types of behaviour: • Feature overuse: There are limits to restrict the rate at which you can use features on the site. Overusing features is not allowed because it may make other people feel annoyed or unsafe. • Unwanted contact: Our systems detect when friend requests you send to others are being ignored at a high rate and volume. Using Facebook to contact many people you don't know is not allowed because it may make them feel threatened, harassed, or unsafe.’
What types of content are not allowed on Facebook? • Types of content that are prohibited from Facebook include, but are not restricted to the following: • No nudity or other sexually explicit content • No content that contains hate speech or directly attacks an individual or group • No content that contains self harm or excessive violence • No content that contains illegal drug use
The dangers of scamming • Nearly three quarters of adults have received a scam email in the past year - according the Office of Fair Trading, which enforces consumer law. • Now ministers are stepping up the fight against the cyber criminals. • Click here for the BBC report:- • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8515725.stm
E-mail – safety tips • Never download from anyone you don’t know. • Beware of phishing scams: If you receive an email or bulletin that requests your username and password or directs you to a website that asks personal information, DO NOT respond. • Secure your password – do not share it, even with your best friend. • Don’t be intimidated by ‘chain’ messages, just delete them.
What is Online Stalking? Discuss…. • A woman who endured five years of online stalking has described how she finally tracked down her abuser. • Click here for the BBC News Interview:- • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11120137
Beware the online stalkers – Online stalking is harassment and can take many forms including: • Offensive emails intended to cause distress to the recipient • Threatening and abusive emails • Offensive texts or phone calls • Posting of abusive messages on social networking sites and other websites such as blogs • Abusive messages or obsessive behaviour using online tools such as instant messaging ‘When the stalking becomes harassment it can then be classed as a criminal offence. The police have used the Protection from Harassment Act to prosecute cyber stalkers. Sending offensive emails can also be classed as an offence under the Malicious Communications Act.’ From: http://www.civilrightsmovement.co.uk/online-stalking-civil-rights.html 12/2/11
How to avoid the online stalkers….. • Never give out your personal identifying information or your families or friends, such as name, address, telephone number, and college name in any public areas or in email unless you are sure you know the person. • If you have a profile or blog where other people make comments, check them often. • Do not respond to offensive or embarrassing comments. Delete them and block that person from making additional comments.
Avoid the dangers of online dating • Avoid the dangers of online dating by exercising caution and common sense. You do not know who it is who is in reality • Never give out personal information like home address and telephone number before meeting the person face to face. • Always plan first, second and sometimes even third meetings in public places. • Tell someone before going out on the date; be sure that a friend or family member is aware of where you are going, who you are going with and what time you plan to be back. • Always take your own transportation to and from the date. • Trust your instincts, if a first meeting with a person makes you uncomfortable or uneasy, trust your instincts. It's better to be safe than to be sorry.
Other useful sites • http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/ • http://www.digizen.org/ • http://www.chatdanger.com/ • http://clickcleverclicksafe.direct.gov.uk/index.html