Eye on the world: Protecting children on the internet

In “Take it from a parent, ask your kids before you post to Facebook” in The Christian Science Monitor, it is reported that “many parents appear to have a hard time guiding kids’ use of the internet. Studies have consistently shown kids and teenagers use at least one social media account their parents don’t know about.” Also, “4 out of 10 middle schoolers admitted using the internet in ways their parents would not approve, and many kids lied about their age online.” To prevent compromising online behavior, “parents shouldn't just talk to kids about digital privacy and security …. They should actually demonstrate what responsible sharing looks like …. ” Educating children about safe sharing online is a compulsory part of parenting in an age where kids have nearly constant access to the internet. The article concludes that “the more we start talking about what ‘good sharing’ looks like online, the more the internet will evolve into the kind of community we want for our children.”

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