Internet Safety for Educators
This topic discusses the popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook, the pros and cons of social networking sites, chat rooms and instant messaging and how to teach students to be safe on the internet. Discussion of online predators, identity theft, cyberbullying and other current issues is included as well as examples of Facebook and other social network profiles of local teens.
Internet Safety for Children
This topic provides children with information on how to stay safe on the internet, including protecting their personal information, being careful about posting pictures and/or videos on the internet and talking with people they don’t know. Also included are examples of Facebook and other social network profiles of local teens.
Programs are available for students in grades 3 – 12, with different approaches for the varying age groups.
3rd – 5th topics include online predators, cyberbullying and online etiquette
6th – 8th topics include online predators, cyberbullying, identity theft, online etiquette, and digital reputation. Also discusses privacy/security on Facebook and other social network sites.
Cyberbullying and Online Harassment
Topics discussed include harassment and threats transmitted on the internet using chat rooms, instant messaging, email and social networking sites such as Facebook. Information is provided on appropriate response and reporting of cyberbullying.
Discusses employing computer and internet security techniques to help protect valuable personal information. Topics include installing and maintaining firewalls, anti-virus and anti-spyware programs to form a shield of protection around your computer. Participants will also learn how to control what information is shared through internet browsers, how to conduct secure online transactions and what to look for related to phishing and email scams.
Managing Your Online Reputation
Discusses the role that information posted online has in relation to a person’s reputation, including affecting college admissions and employment opportunities. Participants will learn how to search the internet for information posted about them and how to have this information removed. Emphasis is placed on protecting what information is posted online, whether it is text, photographs or videos.
Identity Theft on the Internet
Discusses the difference between “traditional” identity theft and identity theft that occurs through the Internet and related technologies. Information is provided on how personal data is compromised and how to protect that data. Topics such as phishing, email scams, computer/internet security, and secure online shopping are discussed. Participants will also learn what steps to take if you suspect you have become a victim of identity theft.
Internet Safety for Parents
This topic discusses the popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook, the pros and cons of social networking sites, chat rooms and instant messaging, how to become involved in your child’s online experience, how to properly and effectively monitor your child’s online behavior and steps to take to help protect your child online. Also included are examples of Facebook and other social network profiles of local teens.
Social Network Safety
This topic discusses social networking sites such as Facebook and how to protect your personal information posted on these sites. This topic will discuss some of the dangers associated with posting too much information on these sites, including online predators, identity theft, online harassment and damaged reputation. The main emphasis of this presentation will include setting up and maintaining privacy and security features on social network sites.
This topic provides a look at online predators, the "grooming process", techniques used by online predators to meet and build relationships with children and steps to take to educate children about the dangers of online predators.
Facebook Privacy and Security
This topic teaches you how to protect your information on one of the world’s most popular social network sites, Facebook. Participants will learn what information about them is shared by Facebook and how to limit this by adjusting privacy and security settings. Discusses how to control what information is publicly shared, from photo albums to the “Friend List”. If you have a Facebook profile or are thinking about getting one, you need to know how to set up privacy and security settings so that you’re only sharing what you’re comfortable with.