This excites me. This is why hope is the focus of my blog. I also see a huge shift in consciousness that this is addressing, our attachments to our electronic devises and the conveniences and risks they carry. It kind of came on quick, when you look back not so long ago and along came the “apps” and Facebook. So now we have to find ways to catch up. We have much to learn about being good digital citizens. Check it out for yourself. These are not just for middle school students. Once you watch the link provided, I bet you will have an enlightened moment that will help you. I did.
www.CyberWise.org. Pass this along to friends and family. It is our job to be diligent in how we use the technology before us in communicating, while being mindful of others.
Our kid’s! Engage with them. Ask if it’s taught in their schools. Take a class together. There are on-line activities for families. Actions speaks louder than words, so find solutions. I truly hope this gives you resources on where to look, both on-line and in your communities.
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