We talked about this silly meme:
Why did we discuss this? Because even if something you see on the Internet is actually true, it can still be misleading and have destructive results.
Think things through before taking action based on something seen online.
After talking about the tennis balls, I shared the real-life story of what happened to my daughter when she was almost abducted by an online predator.
Then we had a terrific discussion about Internet awareness topics. Some of the questions that stirred the most debate were:
* Why do teens NOT want to tell their parents about online safety concerns?
* Why would you want to go and meet someone alone in the park?
* Why do people blame victims?
Each group gravitated to topics that interested them specifically, but each discussion was insightful. Teenagers are SO smart and Internet savvy. They could certainly teach adults a thing or two!
Here are a few snapshots from the day's presentations:
If your school is interested in having me present an Internet Awareness presentation, please email me at margokelly1 @ outlook . com (without the spaces) for more information.