As children become even more computer conscious, they may not necessarily become security savvy. That’s where parents have to step in. We need to know what’s going on the digital world, just as much as we need to know what’s going on with their sports teams and in their classrooms.
On Snapchat, users are told images will be deleted within 10 seconds, never to be seen again. This will give teens a false sense of security. No matter what any site says, it’s a good idea to keep this rule of thumb in mind: once it’s on the internet, it’s forever.
Before social media and widespread access to the internet came along, it used to be that parents only had to worry about bullying in the school yard. Now, however, our kids are facing a new threat: cyberbullying. Unlike traditional bullying, it’s a pervasive problem because kids can’t get away from it, and it spreads far …