Wednesday, April 13, 2011

On the road: MD elementary school offers parents classes in internet safety for kids

Today, as I drove “accidentally” (after missing a turn, having visited the train exhibits in Ellicott City) through Catonsville, MD (south of Baltimore, which is not “missing”), I noticed a sign “Internet Safety Forum 4 Parents” (“4” = “for”), at an elementary school.  Unfortunately, my camera didn’t snap until a van blocked it, but the sign was there.

My point is that school systems ought to be proactive in educating both parents and students on internet safety and online reputation issues. 

Here is a video on the topic from the University of Michigan (Matthew Davis, Ford School of Public Policy).