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Cyber Safe Parenting
Rohit Srivastwa
Fonder, ClubHack
rohit@clubhack.com
@rohit11
Sexual
Hateful
Violent in nature
Dangerous
illegal.
Exposure to Inappropriate Material
When a child is tormented,
threatened, harassed,
humiliated, embarrassed or
otherwise targeted by another
child using the ...
Cyber Stalking
Matter of
concern for
every parent
specially for
girl child.
Morphed nude photos of an airhostess in Delhi,...
Pedophiles
• Gain a child’s confidence online
and then arrange a face-to-face
meeting.
• On meeting child is in great dang...
• Hacking
• Hate group
• Defamatory activity
• Do cyber bully
• Do Stalking
Illegal Activity
A class 10 student, who was t...
Steal Credit Card to
• Buy Farmville cash
• Buy expensive gift for online bully
Possibilities are endless
Financial Crime
...
“I believe in my child
he or she will do no
wrong!”
Nischint App report (Feb-Apr 2015)
• Out of 33 lakh websites blocked by this app, majority are
hardcore pornographic websi...
Nischint App report (Feb-Apr 2015)
• Some of the most popular apps which kids downloaded:
• Whatsapp,
• Youtube,
• Faceboo...
Nischint App report (Feb-Apr 2015)
• Average time spent by a child on the Internet, per hour:
40 seconds to 1 minute
• Num...
McAfee report
28% of teens chat with people they don’t know in the offline
world
– 24% shared their email address
– 18% sh...
55% of teens hide what they do
online from parents
14 % of 13-17 year olds admit to having
engaged in some form of cyberbu...
24 % of parents thought someone
anonymous had tried to add their
child as a friend on social
networking sites
Indian Conte...
Symptoms & reason for concern
Un-family relationship
Kids are now too busy with computers that
they don’t have time for family, siblings etc.
Screen switching
Odd Hours of the Night
Sudden Prosperity
Withdrawal Symptoms
Unhappy phone calls
Strange friends
Strange Online Activities
Unwanted apps Installed on PC
(warez, dialer, keygen, crack)
How to keep an eye
• Be a friend on social
networking site
• Check browser history
regularly
• Check installed
software re...
• Create a
low
privilege
user
account
• Install good
antivirus
antispyware
firewall
• Install
parental
control
software
Th...
Smart
Antivirus
Nothing wrong
with free, even
Microsoft Security
Essentials is also
good enough
Smart
Anti-
spyware
Not al...
BUT
be aware of fake antivirus
They are cheap and widely
available online to download
Low Privilege User
ParentalControlSoftware
ParentalControlSoftware
ParentalControlAPP
InbuiltParentalControl
InbuiltParentalControl
InbuiltParentalControl
Even you know its not
going to work 
"Don't you trust me Dad?"
The Easy Solution
Shift computer
into a public place
in the home,
immediately!!
 A big NO for computer in bedroom
 Keep it in a place whic...
• Be involved in
your child’s life!
 Create an atmosphere
where your child can
come to you and talk to
you.
 Ask them wh...
• Learn All You Can
 You need to know what
your kids do
 Do the same stuff
 While you are teaching
them something, lear...
• Limit the computer usage time
 Don’t allow late nights
 Don’t allow over usage
 Create a time table
 Force with pare...
Mom's 18-Point iPhone Rules for Son
Dec 30, 2012
http://is.gd/momiphone18rule
Teach Your Children
Good Internet
Practices
 Teach them how much
and what type of
information is
appropriate to share
 T...
BE A GOOD DIGITAL
ROLE MODEL
 Curb your own bad
digital habits
 Know when to unplug
 Show your kids how to
collaborate ...
Instill a Healthy Fear
 Fear and respect for the dangers on the internet is
healthy!
 Put themselves in your shoes as th...
Encourage Other Interests
Free your child
Give proper
guidance
Monitor illegal
activities
& then give them
full freedom to
explore
Rohit Srivastwa
F...
Image Credits
All images are taken from different sources online.
Most of them are marked as free for reuse
Some which wer...
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My talk on "Cyber Safe Parenting" delivered at an awareness event by Computer Society of India.

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Cyber Safe Parenting

  1. 1. Cyber Safe Parenting Rohit Srivastwa Fonder, ClubHack rohit@clubhack.com @rohit11
  2. 2. Sexual Hateful Violent in nature Dangerous illegal. Exposure to Inappropriate Material
  3. 3. When a child is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. Cyber Bully
  4. 4. Cyber Stalking Matter of concern for every parent specially for girl child. Morphed nude photos of an airhostess in Delhi, school girls in Mumbai on Orkut/Facebook
  5. 5. Pedophiles • Gain a child’s confidence online and then arrange a face-to-face meeting. • On meeting child is in great danger of physical harm and permanent psychological scarring. Bullies can give away contact info to provoke offline attack Physical Harm A ‘15 year old girl’ courts a 16 year old boy through a popular Internet chat website. The boy runs away from home to Mumbai only to find out that the ‘girl’ was in fact a 30 year old man. The man sexually abuses the boy, steals his money and severely beats him up.
  6. 6. • Hacking • Hate group • Defamatory activity • Do cyber bully • Do Stalking Illegal Activity A class 10 student, who was taunted by his classmates puts up a pornographic website and displays nude "morphed" images of his classmates and teachers.
  7. 7. Steal Credit Card to • Buy Farmville cash • Buy expensive gift for online bully Possibilities are endless Financial Crime A 14-year-old boy used his father’s credit card on viewing pornographic websites costing in 1000s.
  8. 8. “I believe in my child he or she will do no wrong!”
  9. 9. Nischint App report (Feb-Apr 2015) • Out of 33 lakh websites blocked by this app, majority are hardcore pornographic websites which are meant only for adults such as • indiansexstories.net, • Hardsextube.com, • Pornhub.com • Websites which are mostly opened by a kid: • Facebook.com, • Google.co.in, • Flipkart.com, • Cricinfo.com
  10. 10. Nischint App report (Feb-Apr 2015) • Some of the most popular apps which kids downloaded: • Whatsapp, • Youtube, • Facebook, • Snapchat, • Fifa 15, • Candy crush, • Learn to draw Lego Ninjago, • Average hours spent per kid on social media sites such as Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Youtube: 3.4 hours
  11. 11. Nischint App report (Feb-Apr 2015) • Average time spent by a child on the Internet, per hour: 40 seconds to 1 minute • Number of videos shot by a kid, every day: 1.5 • Number of images taken by a kid, every day: 5 • Peak hours of apps usage: 5 PM to 8 PM
  12. 12. McAfee report 28% of teens chat with people they don’t know in the offline world – 24% shared their email address – 18% shared a personal photo of themselves – 12% shared their cell phone number Girls are more likely than boys to chat with people online that they don’t know in the offline world, (32% vs. 24%) 16 % of Girls are more likely to have given a description of what they look like, than boys the same age (7%)
  13. 13. 55% of teens hide what they do online from parents 14 % of 13-17 year olds admit to having engaged in some form of cyberbullying behavior in 2010 McAfeereport 38% of teens close or minimize the browser when their parents enter the room 46% of teens admit to downloading pirated music or videos 16% of 16-17 year old boys have downloaded x-rated content
  14. 14. 24 % of parents thought someone anonymous had tried to add their child as a friend on social networking sites Indian Context 77% of teens have suffered negative online experiences only 50% of Indian parents are actually aware of this 55% of the children said this had actually happened 29% of parents thought their child had downloaded a virus 40% children reported this.
  15. 15. Symptoms & reason for concern
  16. 16. Un-family relationship Kids are now too busy with computers that they don’t have time for family, siblings etc.
  17. 17. Screen switching Odd Hours of the Night Sudden Prosperity Withdrawal Symptoms
  18. 18. Unhappy phone calls Strange friends Strange Online Activities Unwanted apps Installed on PC (warez, dialer, keygen, crack)
  19. 19. How to keep an eye • Be a friend on social networking site • Check browser history regularly • Check installed software regularly • Check logs regularly
  20. 20. • Create a low privilege user account • Install good antivirus antispyware firewall • Install parental control software The Technical Answer
  21. 21. Smart Antivirus Nothing wrong with free, even Microsoft Security Essentials is also good enough Smart Anti- spyware Not all antivirus fight against spyware/adware/ ransomware Smart Firewall Someone who can protect you from unwanted incoming and outgoing connections U p d a t e t h e m R e g u l a r l y
  22. 22. BUT be aware of fake antivirus They are cheap and widely available online to download
  23. 23. Low Privilege User
  24. 24. ParentalControlSoftware
  25. 25. ParentalControlSoftware
  26. 26. ParentalControlAPP
  27. 27. InbuiltParentalControl
  28. 28. InbuiltParentalControl
  29. 29. InbuiltParentalControl
  30. 30. Even you know its not going to work 
  31. 31. "Don't you trust me Dad?"
  32. 32. The Easy Solution
  33. 33. Shift computer into a public place in the home, immediately!!  A big NO for computer in bedroom  Keep it in a place which is visible in normal circumstances
  34. 34. • Be involved in your child’s life!  Create an atmosphere where your child can come to you and talk to you.  Ask them what they learn.  Accompany them.  Share with them.  Be a friend in offline world too
  35. 35. • Learn All You Can  You need to know what your kids do  Do the same stuff  While you are teaching them something, learn from them too  Else very soon they’ll outsmart you  Spend some time listening to and speaking with other concerned parents.
  36. 36. • Limit the computer usage time  Don’t allow late nights  Don’t allow over usage  Create a time table  Force with parental software if needed
  37. 37. Mom's 18-Point iPhone Rules for Son Dec 30, 2012 http://is.gd/momiphone18rule
  38. 38. Teach Your Children Good Internet Practices  Teach them how much and what type of information is appropriate to share  Talk about social networking standards  Teach them about safe software  Rules about strangers in the real world apply on the internet also
  39. 39. BE A GOOD DIGITAL ROLE MODEL  Curb your own bad digital habits  Know when to unplug  Show your kids how to collaborate and create online
  40. 40. Instill a Healthy Fear  Fear and respect for the dangers on the internet is healthy!  Put themselves in your shoes as their parent so they can see how you’d feel if anything ever happened to them!
  41. 41. Encourage Other Interests
  42. 42. Free your child Give proper guidance Monitor illegal activities & then give them full freedom to explore Rohit Srivastwa Founder, ClubHack rohit@clubhack.com
  43. 43. Image Credits All images are taken from different sources online. Most of them are marked as free for reuse Some which were not marked are already used 10s of time online Pardon under fair usage if any image is used without acknowledgement, this presentation is non-commercial for parental guidance. Content Credits McAfee, Symantec, http://timmyjohnboy.com/, http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/, http://asianlaws.org/fact/guidelines.htm http://www.indianchild.com/ http://fosi.org

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