Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Internet Safety Podcast

"Because children have high levels of exposure, media have greater access and time to shape young people's attitudes and actions than do parents or teachers, replacing them as educators, role models, and the primary sources of information about the world and how one behaves in it." (AAP) In our hyper-connected world, protecting our families, especially children, and ourselves from unsavory influences and real threats becomes a top priority. While teaching children self-control and the correct usage of technology is important, the risks of unintentional exposure can be mitigated by putting certain practices and tools in place.

The Internet Safety Podcast aims to "educate parents, teachers, and teens about the benefits and risks of technology...[and] make technical issues and solutions accessible in an educational, entertaining, and useful way." Dr. Charles D. Knutson, professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University and Joe Brockbank help make "the world a safer place, one podcast at a time." Check it out!

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