10th annual “Safer Internet Day” originated in the UK but has spread to more than 100 countries on six continents.
This year is "Connect with respect" inviting each of us to think before we post. The campaign is mainly targeted at safety for kids but adults could learn a lesson or two as well!
They have free videos and resources that you can use at home and they even offer tips for teachers to use to raise awareness while kids are in the classroom.
For more tips on internet safety for kids and adults would appreciate you directing them to my book, "Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are you Naked Online?" Available on Amazon, Google books, the Apple store, etc. Also at Park Road books!
My quick tips for parents:
1. Be where your kids are - know the latest social media sites where they hang out and all the privacy policies of those sites; more often than not, privacy policies basically say nothing is "private".
3. Create a "safe zone" where you encourage your kids to tell you when they've made a mistake or seen something that makes them uncomfortable...promise them that if they tell you right away, that you will not overreact or put them in a "digital dungeon" where they lose privileges. Surveys say consistently that kids DO NOT tell you what they did wrong or saw b/c they are afraid you will banish them from digital