Tuesday, March 26, 2013

CIPA, Safety, and Social Networking

Notes from session at TxDLA Conference

Presenter: Diane Edgar, Education Service Center Region IV

Session Description: What does your best friend, your boss, and your cousin have in common? It's likely they have been "friended" by you! Social networking is a powerful communication tool but it is also a play ground for predators. Explore the good, the bad, and the ugly.

  • 1 out of every 7 youth in the US received an online solicitation.
  • 1 out of 11 youth received an aggressive online solicitation
  • 1 out of 25 were targeted by online predators.
  • 900 cases were tried in Texas last year and all were prosecuted.
  • 12-15 Yr Olds are victimized at the rate of 84% higher than the general population
  • Only a fraction of all episodes was reported.
  • This is because the students don't want to lose their privileges.
  • 1 out of 4 of the youth who encountered a sexual approach or solicitation told an adult. They don't want to lose privileges.
Texting in schools
  • 62 percent of students can have phone at school but not in class
  • 55 percent of teens report texting in class

Out of all Internet crime, only 1 percent is contributed to sexual predators.
40 to 50 percent is contributed to cyberbullying

CIPA - Children's Internet Protection Act 2001
BDIA - Broadband Data Improvement Act Title II
Check out what Del Valle ISD is doing for their CyberSafety initiative:

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