Dangers on the Internet
Staying safe on-line
This is part of one of those series that tackle issues for teens. This book was just fine for the early 2000s. It was before Facebook and other social media, which presents its own kind of “danger.” This book really doesn’t address dangers, but more is about standards of behavior. It also assumes that the kids are low tech, which isn’t necessarily wrong for the time. This book is really not helpful anymore. Issues of cyberbullying, doxing, threats, and other dangers just weren’t mentioned. Frankly, this book should have been retired by 2006. I take that back, it was probably a candidate for weeding as soon as MySpace showed up.
I remember early on doing a social media presentation for parents, specifically about MySpace. I remember pulling up a random account and the parents nearly keeled over over seeing what kids were posting. Half of them were going to take computers away. Oh, the simple days of social media. I wonder what Tom is up to.