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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Internet Safety for Moms

If you google "Internet Safety" you get hundreds of sites aimed primarily at children's use of the internet.  While that is extremely important, I think we Moms need to follow a few rules when WE post on social networking sites.  Sometimes we get a little careless...

1. NEVER post extremely personal or identifying information about you or your family (addresses, phone numbers, where your kids go to school, etc).
2. Get permission before posting pictures of other people (especially if they're unflattering pictures!) and ask your friends to do the same.
3. Don't post that you are going to be out of town for an extended period of time.  Wait until you get home and then post all the fun vacation pictures.
4. Don't look up or Friend old boyfriends from high school or college.  EVER.
5. Be courteous when commenting on someone's post.  If you have anything negative or critical to say, do it privately.
6. Don't post anything that you would be ashamed of your mother, employer, or church leader seeing.

Of course, these are only a few of the things we need to remember when we use the internet.  If you think you're a little rusty on safety issues, there is an excellent website put out by the Washington State Attorney General's Office.   Check it out!


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