Why is Internet Safety Important? Web 2.0 lets users share information online as easily as they download it. Unfortunately, people of all ages often reveal too much. Children can be made especially vulnerable by sharing personal information, such as home addresses and phone numbers, private thoughts and feelings, and pictures. In order to keep your children from posting information and images they may end up regretting, remind them who may see the information they reveal while online. (UEN.org) It is important for parents to be aware of dangers online and how to protect their children. The following websites have useful information for parents and teachers alike.
Online/ Digital Reputation
There is so much information on the internet. Students are often susceptible to sharing too much of their information. It is important for parents to teach their students about personal safety both on and off the internet. Children whose parents talk to them often about online safety and digital reputation are more likely to make good choices on their own.
Sexting is the sending of explicit images or videos to other people through a text message. Most teens are pressured by others to participate in sexting so it is important to know who they are spending their time with. The consequences of sexting can be big. Sometimes the image that was sent can become public very quickly and ruin a reputation.