February 9th, 2010 is this years Safer Internet Day
The topic for the year is “think before you post.” A web site called Insafe organizes efforts to encourage people to use safety and be more responsible while online, particularly amongst younger generations. These events are quite large, with 2009 seeing 500 events taking place in 50 countries worldwide.
The tasks this year are make sure you know your children. You need to know if your children use privacy settings available for social networking, are selecting friends they can trust, are posting pictures, and if they are posting pictures of their friends with permission.
This website as well as event is thankfully another means of making people aware of positive methods with which to train your children as well as yourself. Some of us don’t even think of the repercussions of our actions online, and are just ignorant of the possibilities. We need to educate ourself to learn things not to do for ourselves and our children, as well as use methods to protect ourselves from attacks beyond our control.