Thursday, February 3, 2011

How To Get The Best Education Possible: Tip #97

Technology is developing so fast, and as the adults, it is important for us to keep up. That brings us to tip #97.

Tip #97: Make sure you understand and stay informed about all the technology your children are using.

As an elementary school teacher, some of my students have a lot of skills and knowledge using many new and different technologies. Therefore, in order to stay in a position of control and authority, it is important for me to continue growing and get the proper training to keep up with my students. Likewise. as parents, you must know as much or more than your children know about using technology. If you don't, things will go on in your home that you will have no control of. Cell phones, texting, blogging, facebook, are all avenues that young people utilize and must be supervised. We have more children getting disciplinary actions for using cell phones and texting than any other infraction. More arguments and fights start over what has been said on facebook or pictures downloaded on cell phones. Teach your child the proper uses of these tools and life at home and school will be better. Below are some of the dangers of technology your children need to be aware of:

1. Predators use the Internet to trap young victims.
2. Young people use blogging, texting , facebook to bully
3. Sharing sexual pictures (sexton) with boyfriends or girlfriends will end up a disaster if and when the relationship ends (when pictures have been made public it has cause some young people to commit suicide).
4. Some universities and colleges are now looking at facebook and other social networks during the application process.
5. Future employers are also looking at the social networks before hiring.
6. Once you put or someone else puts anything on the web it becomes public domain and can be used in many different ways.
7. Anything on the web can be seen worldwide and by anyone!  Therefore, make sure they understand the importance of protecting their honor and reputation.


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