On Facebook, a picture of a US Fifth Grade teacher is circulating. She's trying to show her students how quickly a picture or comment on the Internet can go viral and travel all over the world. Even after you've thought better of it and deleted it. There were replies from most US States, Canada, Australia and Europe. As the image is still circulating, I wonder where it is now?
We're trying to teach the Tubblet, who is 10, about keeping safe online; how to deal with cyber bullies etc. (Lots of good stuff on Think U Know).
My rule of thumb is not to post anything on the Internet that I wouldn't say to someone's face. Or want to see posted on a billboard outside my house with my picture, real name and address next to it. And to never post angry or drunk. I haven't always succeeded, but that rule has saved me from myself a few times.
I do worry about how the Internet generation will deal with their online footprint and avoid it biting them on the ar*e later.
What do you think is the best way to keep yourself and your family safe online?