Connected Culture

When kids connect to each other either from a distance or through a screen name, it can impact the way they behave.  In some instances actions can be free from discovery or consequences.  Whenever something happens without other people knowing where we are or how we are then it’s easier for people to misbehave.  Kids need structure and boundaries, they should be encouraged to be good, responsible online citizens and good citizens in general.  Parents need to help kids think about the consequences of their online, digital life.  The information that kids posts about themselves  will last a long time and will travel great distances.  Kids need to understand that how they behave when they are connected really matters to them and their friends.  All in all, there is a great deal at stake when kids misuse social media to harass, embarrass or bully others, there is real, lasting harm.



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