kids are so
and it is truly amazing. Being connected is part of their everyday lives.
example, tablets are quickly replacing text books in schools. My daughters are
doing things with tablets that I couldn’t have dreamt of when I was in school.
That also means they are on the Internet a lot. They have school-issued tablets
with safeguards in place, so there is protection; however, I want them to be
smart when using family devices at home.
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want to monitor everything they are doing online, but with all the
opportunities for misfortune, there are times that I don’t. It’s not an excuse,
it’s just reality. Let’s face it, there are some strange things online and
there are people out there that want to use the internet for harm.
are organizations out there that want to help. Safer Internet Day is celebrated on
Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019, and it has become a landmark event in the
online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the European Union
SafeBorders project in 2004, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its
traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 140
cyberbullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise
awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current
This year the campaign’s slogan, “Together for a better
internet,” is a call to action for all stakeholders to join and
play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for
younger users. I encourage you to visit their website and learn what your country
is doing to support this effort.
Take the time to learn what you can do to protect
yourself and your family. Connectivity is now a part of our everyday lives, but
that doesn’t mean we should live in fear. Learn to be smart online.