Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cybersafety: Great resource to help make sure you know how to protect kids

I love technology. Since I was old enough to work a screwdriver I was pulling electronics apart and figuring out how things worked. I even got a degree in computer science in college. Technology is my life and I love it. Now that I have two young children, technology concerns me. It is so difficult to stay up to date with everything kids use. Luckily there are people like Katie Greer. I met her this past weekend at a PTA (Parent Teacher Association) conference.

I was blown away by Katie Greer's credentials. She is a former intelligence analyst for the Massachusetts State Police, former Director of Internet Safety for the Massachusetts Attorney Generals’ Office, as well as an advisory board member on the Internet Keep Safe Coalition. Katie is also a recognized national expert in Internet/digital safety and technology, advising various governmental and private agencies. She has been featured on CNN, Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, and USA Today. She has presented to thousands of students, parents, educators and administrators across the country.

Needless to say, she is a respected and knowledgeable resource for keeping our kids safe in today's technology driven world. Here is a short interview with Katie discussing rules for parents when it comes to their kids and social media.

You can follow Katie on Facebook, Twitter, or visit her website www.klgreer.com. These are invaluable websites to help parents, teachers and caregivers up to date and knowledgeable in this ever changing world of technology.

Rachel H came home from her PTA conference and slept for 12 hours straight. 

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