Click here to read the rest of the articleCan kids be taught to avoid dangers on the Internet while also taking full advantage of all of the good things available online? The State of Virginia, for one, thinks that classroom instruction will work.
In one of the first efforts of its kind in the US, Virginia has launched a program for "Internet safety" in schools.
"Today's student will be the first generation to use the Internet for their entire lives. This unprecedented access to resouces will enhance their learning, research, communications, explorations for new ideas, and expressions of creativity. [But] unfortunately, this remarkable resource has [also] become susceptible to abuse that often targets young people," according to the new program's implementation guidelines.
Your thoughts on this? I figure if the parents don't feel responsible to teach their children how to be safe on the Internet, somebody has to do it.
But who will teach the teachers about the Internet?
Parents, would you be okay if the school decided to begin teaching your children about basic Internet safety?