American Indian Resource Center presents cyber safety information

BY JAMI MURPHY
Former Reporter
11/05/2009 07:11 AM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
Audra Conner, director forthe Native American Resource Center in Tahlequah, Okla., presents informationon cyber safety on Oct. 28 to high school students in Salina, Okla. (Photo byJami Custer)
SALINA, Okla. – The American Indian Resource Center in Tahlequah spent October presenting cyber safety information to 15 area schools as part of Cyber Safety Awareness Month.

On Oct. 28, AIRC Talent Search Director Audra Conner presented information dealing with identity protection while on the Internet to Salina High School students.

“We just get out information to junior high and high school students so that when they go online they use safe and ethical behaviors and (taking) measures that keep their computer safe as well as themselves,” Conner said. She added that during her presentations she saw on students’ faces that her message was hitting home. “You see it on their faces. They’re like, ‘I do that’ or ‘I’ve done that.’ You can tell that you’re hitting on some areas that their familiar with, but when you relate some stories about things that have actually happened because of that kind of behavior then you know it really gets their attention.”

Conner used an example of a 16-year-old student who was charged as a sex offender for taking sexually graphic pictures of his girlfriend and then sending them to his friends via phone texts after the couple separated.

“When we talk about the parts where you can actually become labeled as a sex offender by e-mailing pictures and sexting (texts dealing with sexual content), you know that’s a little more than awareness because they didn’t think you can get charged for anything like that,” she said.

Conner also said she learned some dos and don’ts when it comes to the Internet and personal information.

“I didn’t understand that any computer has an IP address and it can be accessed by anyone, anywhere at anytime,” she said. “I think probably one of the things that opened my eyes was that I put my kids’ pictures (on the computer). I have a Facebook account and I put their pictures with their sports uniforms on, and I had to take those off because that’s one of the things you should not be doing.”

She said the reasoning for putting personal is because some jerseys have the kids’ and town names on them. “All someone would have to do is Google that name and that particular town and they know where you and your children are,” Conner said. “It’s kind of scary.”

She said any parent, school or business using the Internet and computers would benefit from this information and that the information would be available on AIRC’s talent search Web site www.aircinc.org.

“I think any parent who has a computer in their home or kids who have phones with Internet access…needs to have this information and be involved,” Conner said. “You may have this information, but if you don’t know what your kids is doing online and you don’t take the time to check or look then you’re just as guilty as they are by letting them have bad behavior online.”

The AIRC was able to present the cyber safety information to junior high and high school students thanks to a grant, Connor said.

The AIRC is a non-profit agency that develops culturally appropriate resources and provides expertise to and on behalf of tribes, organizations and schools nation wide.
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ᏐᎯ: ᎠᎦᏙᎲᏍᏗ ᎠᏍᏆᏂᎪᏗᏍᎩ ᏄᎾᏰᎯᏍᏛᎾ ᎨᏯᏙᎯᏍᏗ ᏚᏂᏅᏗ ᎧᎸᎢ ᎨᏒᎢ, ᎠᏎᏃ ᎡᎵᏍᏗ ᏚᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᎢᎪᎯᏓ ᏴᎬᏓ.

ᎥᏍᎩᏱ ᏔᎵ ᎢᏯᎦᏴᎵ ᏐᏁᎳ

ᎪᏪᎶᏗ: ᎠᎹᏰᏟ ᎠᏴᏫᏯ ᎤᏅᏔᏂᏓᏍᏗ ᎤᏙᏢᏒ ᏓᏁᏲᎲᏍᎦ ᎠᎦᏙᎲᏍᏗ ᎠᏍᏆᏂᎪᏗᏍᎩ ᎨᏯᏙᎯᏍᏗ ᎢᎬᎾᏕᎾ ᏧᎾᏕᏠᏆᏍᏗ.

ᎠᎼᎯ, ᎣᎦᎳᎰᎹ- ᎠᎹᏰᏟ ᎠᏴᏫᏯ ᎤᏅᏔᏂᏓᏍᏗ ᎤᏙᏢᏒ ᏓᎵᏆ ᎨᏒ ᎤᏅᏔᏁ ᏚᏂᏅᏗ ᎧᎸ ᏓᎾᏕᏲᎲᏍᎬ ᎠᎦᏙᎲᏍᏗ ᎠᏍᏆᏂᏙᏗᏍᎩ ᎨᏯᏙᎯᏍᏗ ᎧᏃᎮᏗ ᏍᎩᎦᏚ ᎢᎬᎾᏕᎾ ᏧᎾᏕᏠᏆᏍᏗᎢ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎢᎦᏗᏊ ᎨᏎ ᎠᏓᎴᏅᏗᏍᎬ ᎠᎦᏙᎲᏍᏗ ᎠᏍᏆᏂᏙᏗᏍᎩ ᏄᎾᏰᎯᏍᏛᎾ ᎨᏯᏙᎯᏍᏗ ᎧᎸᎢ.

ᏚᏂᏅᏗ ᏔᎵᏍᎪ ᏧᏁᎵᏁ ᏥᎨᏒ, ᎠᎹᏰᏟ ᎠᏴᏫᏯ ᎤᏅᏔᏂᏓᏍᏗ ᎤᏙᏢᏒ ᏄᎬᏩᏳᏒ Audra Conner ᎬᎾᎨᏒ ᏄᏩᏁᎴ ᎧᏃᎮᏗ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎤᏠᏯᏍᏕ ᎠᏓᏙᏟᏍᏙᏗ ᎠᎵᏍᏕᎸᏙᏗ ᏳᏍᏗᎭ ᎠᎦᏙᎲᏍᏗ ᎠᏍᏆᏂᎪᏗᏍᎩ ᎠᏏᎳᏛᎢ ᏱᏙᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁ Ꮎ ᎠᎼᎯ ᎦᎸᎾᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᏠᏆᏍᏗ ᏗᎾᏕᏠᏆᏍᎩ.

“ᏙᏥᏃᎯᏎᎰ ᎢᎬᏱ ᎠᎾᎴᏂᏍᎩ ᎦᎸᎾᏗ ᏗᎾᏕᏠᏆᏍᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎦᎸᎾᏗ ᏗᎾᏕᏠᏆᏍᎩ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎾᏊ ᏳᎾᎴᏅᎭ ᎠᏏᎳᏛ ᎨᏒᎢ ᎤᏅᏙᏗ ᏄᎾᏰᎯᏍᏛᎾ ᎠᎴ ᏚᏳᎪᏛ ᎠᏛᏁᎸᏂᏓᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎾᏟᏂᎬᏁᎲ Ꮎ ᎠᎦᏙᎲᏒ ᎠᏍᏆᎾᏙᏗᏍᎩ ᎣᏍᏓ ᏄᏅᎿᏕᎬ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏅᏌ,” Conner ᎤᏛᏁ. ᎤᏁᏉᎥᏃ Ꮎ ᎬᎾᎨᏒ ᏂᏕᎬᏁᎲ ᏚᎪᎲ ᏗᎾᏕᏠᏆᏍᎩ ᏚᎾᎧᏛ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎬᎾᎨᏒ ᏄᎾᎵᏍᏔᏁᎲᎢ. “ᏴᎪᏩᏔ ᏚᎾᎧᏛᎢ, ᎾᏍᎦᏯ, ‘ᏂᎦᏛᏁᎰ’ ᎠᎴ ‘ᎾᏆᏛᏁᎳ.” ᏯᏕᎳᎰᎯ ᏄᏍᏛ ᎾᎾᏛᏁᎳᏫᏍᎬ ᎤᏂᎩᏏᏌᏅᎢ ᎨᏒᎢ, ᎠᏎᏃ ᎾᏊ ᏱᏗᏣᏃᎮᏝ ᎢᎦᏓ ᏗᎧᏃᎮᎸᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᏙᏳ ᎤᎵᏍᏔᏅᎢ ᏅᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᏍᎬ ᏄᏍᏛ ᏅᏛᏁᎳᏫᏍᎬ ᎾᏊᏃ ᏣᏅᏙ ᎤᎾᏛᏓᏍᏛᎢ.”

Conner ᎤᏮᏔᏅᎢ ᏗᏟᎶᏍᏔᏂᏓᏍᏗ ᏓᎳᏚ ᎢᏳᏕᏘᏴᏓ ᏗᏕᏠᏆᏍᎩ ᎠᎫᎢᏍᏔᏅ ᎨᏎᎢ ᎤᏓᏐᏢᏅᎢ, ᏂᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᏍᎨ ᎠᏓᏐᏢᏗ ᎤᏠᏯᏍᏗ ᏓᏟᎶᏍᏗᏍᎨ ᎤᏓᎵᏚᎩ ᎨᏒ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏊ ᏧᎵᎢ ᏫᏓᏁᎮᎢ ᎬᏗᏍᎨ ᏗᏝᏃᎮᏗ ᎪᏪᎶᏗ ᎾᏊ ᏚᎾᎦᎴᏅᎭ.

“ᎾᎯᏳ ᏱᏗᎩᏃᎮᏝ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏂᏚᏍᏗᏓᏅ ᎤᎿ ᏙᏳ ᎡᎵᏊ ᏗᏓᏐᏢᏍᎩ ᏯᎾᏓᏙᏏ ᎢᏳᏃ ᎠᎾᎦᎵᏍᎩ ᏗᎪᏪᎵ ᎬᏔᏅ ᏗᏓᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ ᏳᏫᏛᎦᏅᏍᎦ ᎠᎴ ᏃᏒᎾ ᏳᏮᎪᏪᎵᎠ (ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏓᏐᏢᏗ ᎧᏁᏍᏗᏍᎩ), ᎾᏍᎩ ᏣᏅᏙ ᏍᏘᎩᏓᏃ ᎤᎪᏙ ᏏᏃ ᎠᏕᎳᎰᏒᏊ ᎨᏒᎢ ᏅᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᏍᎪ Ꮭ ᏯᎾᏓᏅᏖᏍᎪ ᎦᎨᎫᎢᏍᏙᏗ ᎨᏒ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ,” ᎤᏛᏅ.

Conner ᎾᏍᏊ ᏄᏪᏎ ᏚᏕᏠᏆᎥ ᎢᎦᏓ ᎢᎬᏛᏁᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎢᎬᏛᏁᏗ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ ᎾᎯᏳ ᏳᏭᏟᏯᎶᏝ Ꮎ ᏓᏏᎳᏕᏫᏒ ᎠᎴ ᎣᏩᏌ ᎠᏓᏃᎮᏍᎩ.

“ᏝᏃ ᏱᎪᎵᎨ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏗᏊ ᎠᎦᏙᎲᏒ ᎠᏍᏆᏂᏙᏗᏍᎩ ᎤᎲ IP ᏫᏗᎦᏅᏗᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎦᎪᏭ ᏱᎩ ᏱᎬᏔᏂᏓ, ᎭᏢᏭ ᎨᏒ ᎯᎳᏫᏳ ᎨᏒ,” ᎤᏛᏅ. “ᏂᎨᎵᏍᎬᏃ ᎡᎵᏊ ᏑᏓᎴᎩ ᎨᏒ ᏓᎩᏍᏚᎢᎡᎸ ᏗᏥᎦᏙᎵ ᎾᏍᎩ Ꮎ ᏗᏇᏥ ᏗᏂᏲᏟ ᏗᎬᏮᎾᏙᏗ (ᎤᎿ ᎠᎦᏙᎲᏒ ᎠᏍᏆᎾᎪᏗᏍᎩᎢ. ᎾᏋᎿᏰᏃ ᎠᎧᏛᎪᏪᎵ ᎠᏚᏓᎸᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏂᏕᎬᎾᏗᏍᎪ ᏗᎨᎦᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ ᏂᏗᎬᏩᎾᏄᏫ ᎠᎾᎳᏍᎦᎵᏍᎬ ᏧᎾᎿᏬ, ᎠᎴ ᏱᏗᏮᎾᏕᏍᏗ ᏄᎵᏍᏔᏅ ᏅᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᏍᎬ Ꮭ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᎢᏯᏛᏁᏗ ᏱᎨᏎᎢ.”

ᎯᎠ ᏄᏪᏒ, ᎠᏓᏅᏖᎵᏙᎸ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏅᎬᏁᎲ ᎣᏩᏒᎯᏯ ᏅᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᏃ ᎢᎦᏓ ᏧᎾᎿᏬ ᏗᏂᏲᏟ ᎠᎴ ᎦᏚᎲ ᏚᎾᏙᎥ ᏕᎪᏪᎶᎢ. “ᏑᏓᎴᎩ ᏳᏛᏁᏗ ᎩᎶ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ Google ᎢᏳᎶᏁᏗ Ꮎ ᏚᏙᎥ ᎠᎴ Ꮎ ᎤᏤᏟᏓ ᎦᏚᎲ ᎠᎴ ᏳᎾᏅᏔ ᎤᎿ ᎮᎲ ᎠᎴ ᏗᏤᏥ,” Conner ᎤᏛᏁ. “ᏍᏗᎩᏓᏃ ᎠᏍᎦᎢᏍᏗᏳ.”

ᎯᎠ ᏄᏪᏎ, ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏗᏊᎢ ᎤᏓᎦᏴᎵᎨ, ᏧᎾᏕᏠᏆᏍᏗ, ᎠᎴ ᏗᎦᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᏗᎢ ᏯᏅᏗᎭ ᎠᏏᎳᏕᏫᏒ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎦᏙᎲᏒ ᎠᏍᏆᏂᎪᏗᏍᎩ ᏯᎾᎵᏍᏕᎸᏙᏓ ᎯᎠ ᎠᏓᏃᏫᏎᎯ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏓᏃᏫᏎᎯ ᏰᎵᏊ ᎬᏩᏛᏗ Ꮎ AIRC ᎤᎾᏤᎵ ᎠᏛᏁᎶᏗ ᎠᏯᏍᏗ ᎤᏃᏢᏒ www.airinc.org.

“ᎦᏓᏅᏖᏍᎬ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏗᏊ ᎤᏓᎦᏴᎵᎨ ᏳᎭ ᎠᎦᏙᎲᏍᏗ ᎠᏍᏆᏂᎪᏗᏍᎩ ᎤᏁᏅᏒ ᎠᎴ ᏗᏂᏲᏟ ᏱᏚᏅᏯ ᏗᏝᏃᎮᏗ ᏓᏏᎳᏕᏫᏒ ᎤᏠᏯᏍᏗ…ᎤᏂᎯ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎯᎢᎾ ᎠᏓᏃᏫᏎᎯ ᎠᎴ ᎤᎾᏖᎳᏗᏍᏗ,” Conner ᎤᏛᏁ. “ᎡᎵᏊ ᏱᏣᎭ ᎯᎢᎾ ᎠᏓᏃᏫᏎᎯ, ᎠᏎᏃ ᏂᏣᏅᏛᎾ ᏱᎩ ᏗᏤᏥ ᎾᎾᏛᏁᎲ ᏓᏏᎳᏕᏫᏒ ᎠᎴ ᏂᏣᎳᏅᏓᏛᎾ ᎢᎨᏎᏍᏗ ᏣᎪᎵᏰᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏂᏣᎦᏔᏅᎾ ᎢᎨᏎᏍᏗ ᎤᏠᏱᏊ ᏱᎦ ᏕᏣᏚᎪᏓᏁ ᎠᏂᏐᎢᏊ ᎨᏒ ᎢᏳᏃ ᏱᏔᎵᏍᎪᎸᏓᏁ ᏃᏒᎾ ᎤᎾᏛᏁᎶᏗ ᏓᏏᎳᏕᏫᏒᎢ.”

Ꮎ AIRC ᏰᎵ ᎬᎾᎨᏒ ᎬᏩᏅᏃᏗ Ꮎ ᎠᎦᏙᎲᏒ ᎠᏍᏆᏂᎪᏗᏍᎩ ᏄᎾᏰᎯᏍᏛᎾ ᎠᏓᏃᏎᎯ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᎬᏱ ᎠᎾᎴᏂᏍᎩ ᎦᎸᎾᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎦᎸᎾᏗ ᏗᎾᏕᏠᏆᏍᎩ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᏍᎬᏃ ᎠᏕᎳ ᎠᎵᏍᎪᎸᏔᏅᎢ ᎨᏒᏖ, Conner ᎤᏛᏁ.

Ꮎ AIRC ᎠᏕᎳ ᎠᏃᏢᏍᎩ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ ᎤᎾᏓᏡᎬ ᎢᎩ ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏓᎾᏛᏅᏍᏗᏍᎪ ᏯᏛᏁᎵᏓᏍᏗ ᏚᏳᎪᏛ ᏗᎬᏔᏂᏓᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏓᎾᏓᏁᎸᏍᎪ ᎠᏂᎦᏔᎿᎥ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᎳᏍᏔᏢ ᎤᏂᎷᏤᎯ, ᏚᏙᏢᏩᏗᏒ ᎠᎴ ᏧᎾᏕᏠᏆᏍᏗ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎤᏙᏢᏒ ᏂᎬᎾᏛᎢ.

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