In one of my first forays into volunteering in the Parent Council for my son's school, I'll be working with other parents on a presentation on Internet Safety, Social Networks, etc... to be delivered in early Februrary.
Yes, I've lived on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for a long time now, but it's one thing to be comfortable in it and another to give advice to your peers. In my case, I'm at a disadvantage because my son is just 5 (still in SK) whereas the parents of the school have to deal with pre-teen and teenagers as well. Just like I learned a lot about parenting a toddler, then a pre-school kid, I'm sure I'll learn a lot as both our kids grow up...
Needless to say, I started my research early. I'm still working on the presentation, but one resource I wanted to share with EVERYBODY is Connect Safely . Lots of wonderful content and links to other sites - NetFamilyNews and SafeKids come to mind.
I don't know what content I'll include in the presentation - there is SO MUCH to talk about and we only have one hour - but I know for sure I'll refer to the advice posted there.
Thank you to Anne Collier for all the assistance and a big thanks to Lenore Skenazy of FreeRangeKids for pointing me in the right direction.
PS: FreeRangeKids deserves a post on its own. Soon....