For Parents

  5 ESSENTIAL FACTS OF DIGITAL LIFE

  • Kids are the creators. It's all about participating; communicating; making music, images, and videos; and posting written content. And the content that's there? Kids must be able to know whether it's credible or not.

  • Everything happens in front of a vast, invisible, and often anonymous audience.

  • Once something is out there, it lasts for a long time. Everything leaves a digital footprint.

  • Information cannot be controlled. Anything can be copied, changed, and shared instantly.

  • Distance and anonymity separate actions and consequences. Kids think they can get away with unethical or unacceptable behavior because they don't see immediate consequences.
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