My two cents
Last week I came across a feature about Reddit’s co-founder, Steve Huffman, returning to the social media news site to clean up the content. The interim CEO was quoted as saying that the “trolls were winning”, and much of the content was becoming vulgar and hostile and interaction was degrading – making the environment less civil.
Huffman came up with some guidelines for their forum “house rules” which make sense for home as well. In this Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner feature, the standards for Reddit that make sense for home are featured. Read more…
Balancing the rights of the individual and the interest greater good is always a challenge when it comes to free speech. The most important thing we can instill in our children in this regard is to embrace the rule of thumb: “first seek to do no harm.” In the social network, good will matters for self and others.
As the Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner, my personal mission is to educate and inspire parents from all walks of life and social settings to realize their inherent authority to govern the home and educate the child about their own power; the personal power that comes from the spiritual resilience of your chosen faith. And so I write for Examiner.com to express the passion of my mother heart to a diverse audience.
Joanna Jullien is an author, educator and speaker on strengthening the parent-child relationship in a cyber powered world. She is a mother of two grown sons, the author of The Authority In Me: The Power of Family Life in the Network Culture, produces The Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner column on Examiner.com, and is the CyberParenting advisor on The Fish 103.9FM. Her new book, A Google World in the Garden of Eden: Five Family-Safe Strategies for Texting and Social Media is now available for PC and all eReader formats including Kindle, Nook, iPad.
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