In fact, Google executive Jared Cohen believes this conversation is equally–if not more–important as substance abuse or sex education: “We’ve talked to parents in New York, Saudi Arabia, Africa, and it becomes very clear that their children are using technology at a pace that’s faster than their physical maturity process, so kids are using technology earlier and faster.
Our conclusion in the book is that parents need to talk to their kids and start early about the importance of online privacy and security, years before they even talk about the birds and the bees.
Browser: A program that lets you find, see, and hear material on web pages.
Popular browsers include safari, Microsoft in Iernet Explorer, Firefox, and Google chrome.
Last week, our “Watch It, Try It, Share It” was all about digital citizenship.
Evidently adults need to get with the programme because Snapchat is the hot app of the moment.
We've been told that you can use it for things other than sending your face with a doodle on it to your friends when you're bored at work.
Supposedly, it comes in quite handy in the old erotic department too. There are five Snapchat methods to send your saucy content that you can choose from (or do all of them): - 5. The conversation is deleted once you both leave the chat.
It’s a valid point; while making new (albeit unknown) friends or sharing about themselves from behind a screen might safe to children, there’s always potential for unknown consequences for this type of behavior.
While drawing the line between privacy and safety can be difficult, establishing open communication about online actions is key to protecting students in our virtual world.