* Children need freedom to roam online (2012-May-18) [The Age]
The important thing, boyd points out, is to give the kid the ability to handle choices, assess risks and take what she calls “strategic” risks, or calculated risks. You want, in other words, to create the kid who can handle the internet without you. And how can they become that kid if you are watching them all the time, if you are always hovering right there next to them?
* Should I let my child use facebook? No, says cyber-safety expert (2012-May-17) [ABC 774]
A former Victoria Police officer turned cyber-safety consultant says parents who let their children go on facebook before they are teenagers ‘are not doing a good enough job as a parent’.
Cyber safety expert Susan McLean advised Harlaxton State School in Queensland, who are threatening to expel students who join facebook or refuse to delete their accounts.
Because the policing approach to social issues always works … :S
* Digital Citizenship Poster for Elementary School Classrooms [Common Sense Media]