The internet is one of the single biggest factors affecting our children and their safety in society today. We need to understand why, and what affect it has on students learning and beyond. Risky online behaviors can lead to compromised personal information, cyberbullying, Human trafficking or Sex Trafficking, and mental health crisis.
We will discuss risky online behaviors such as sharing too much information, sexting, and dangerous apps; the truth behind predators, who they are and what they are doing to groom children; the reality of inappropriate content, it goes beyond pictures and can impact the future; and Arkansas law, what does it say about sexting and what should be done when its discovered for everyone’s protection.
Teen Internet usage and attitudes about safety present potential risks for students. As trusted adults in the lives of our youth, you have an opportunity to talk with students about these behaviors before it is to late.