Saturday, May 10, 2008

Safety Saturdays (#12) - Tracking Teresa

The video below illustrates how a young person, Teresa, tried not to reveal personal information online but left enough clues that she could find herself in danger. It is about 5 minutes long and well worth your time. The Safety Saturdays blog safety post also lists tips on what not post online.

Resources for additional information:

  • NetSmartz411 is parents' and guardians' premier, online resource for answering questions about Internet safety, computers, and the Web. You can search their library for information or ask the experts a question.

  • NetSmartz Workshop provides on- and offline learning activities for parents to facilitate discussions with their children and teens about Internet safety, including a blog about internet safety.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is a particular topic that you would like to see covered in a future post. (If you are not familiar with blogging, you can still leave a comment below. Just click the anonymous button and type your comment in the text box provided.) Check out all the Safety Saturdays posts for more safety tips.

1 comment:

Luke Gilkerson said...

I remember the first time I saw this video. It was eye-opening. Thanks for sharing it.

I'd love to hear your comments on some blog posts I published a while back about cyberbullying and online predators:

1. Safety Tips for Parents: http://www.covenanteyes.com/blog/2008/03/25/a-parents-guide-to-internet-safety-for-children/
2. Online Predators: http://www.covenanteyes.com/blog/2008/04/03/protecting-kids-online-the-myths-and-realities-of-online-predators/
3. Cyberbullying: http://www.covenanteyes.com/blog/2008/04/07/cyberbullying-the-new-playground/