This is something that comes up frequently – we are using 21st Century Learning Strategies to teach our children. Schools are going “one-to-one”, and most students have access to some sort of electronic communication device on a regular basis. They are growing up on the internet, so it is up to us to teach them how to use the tools wisely. I had a lengthy discussion with a parent about monitoring Facebook, blogs, chats, texts, hashtags. We each have to decide how much leeway to give our children with respect to privacy and public domain. But unless someone takes it upon themselves to teach them etiquette, many of them could end up inadvertently sabotaging their future, or that of their “friends” .
So how about Linked In? I have recently had an editorial published in Canadian School Counsellor which addresses this issue – to read the article, click here
What do you think about our teenagers’ use of the internet? Do you think this is something that is best left to the parent, or should the etiquette be included at school? I’m curious to hear your comments!