While much of the focus on Internet safety is on our children, a lot of what they learn may come from the habits of their parents. I had the pleasure to speak to a group of parents, and then a group of 7th and 8th grade students, at Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida about Child (Student) Internet Safety.
In the discussion with the parents, we emphasized what parents could do to ensure that the home was a safe computer environment and how to speak with their children about privacy, security settings, and good Internet habits. During the student presentation, we discussed six good Internet habits, Facebook Security, and Xbox Live Security.
Another section covered with both groups is the risk that online downloading, photo sharing, and other activities can potentially lead to civil and criminal penalties.