5 Tips for Teaching Online Responsibility to Your Child

Online Safety
By
Cyber Dive
Apr 24, 2021
2 min read

We have all become very aware that the internet is forever and anything you put out there is a lasting part of your digital footprint. For your kids, you may need to be constantly reminding them of this as they begin to create their own online reputation. To help them become more intentional about the information they put out there, encourage them to T.H.I.N.K. before they post.

Is what they are posting true, helpful, inspiring, necessary and kind? It is less about making sure that every post possesses these qualities and more about ensuring there are certain qualities they do not possess. Your child should avoid posting content that is untrue, unhelpful, discouraging, unnecessary or unkind.

T.

Is it true? Is the photo, comment, video, caption or story your child is about to post true? Cyberbullying often happens as a result of someone posting untrue information about another person. If your child is not confident that this content is accurate, it probably isn’t worth posting.

H.

Is it helpful? Does posting this content help your child or one of their followers? Every post your child puts out there does not need to be actively assisting one of their online friends. It can be as simple as helping make someone smile. But, having this thought can keep your child from posting something that would intentionally or unintentionally hurt another person.

I.

Is it inspiring? Again, your child doesn’t need to turn their social media accounts into motivational blogs. But, have them consider their intention behind each post. Have them refrain from posting negative content that could discourage or hurt someone else.

N.

Is it necessary? I think we can all agree that the majority of the content online is unnecessary. Encourage your child to really give their posts some thought. If they are ever having second thoughts about the way their post may affect others or themselves in the future, have them consider if it is absolutely necessary.

K.

Is it kind? Spreading kindness online is such an important lesson to teach your kids. The digital world can quickly become a negative and toxic place if not used with positive and responsible intentions. Talk with your child about the severity of online bullying and how they should always consider the feelings of others when posting online.

Teaching your child to T.H.I.N.K. before they post will ensure that they have built the healthy habit of being intentional with their online activity resulting in a more positive digital footprint. The hope is that their online experience will add value to their life rather than negativity. In the future, they will feel confident when applying to colleges and starting their professional career knowing they posted content that was true, helpful, inspiring, necessary and kind.

Elizabeth Smart, Elizabeth Smart Foundation
"It's encouraging to know that, as parents, you do not have to be left in the dark, you can be involved. That's quite a powerful tool."
Elizabeth Smart
Elizabeth Smart Foundation
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Dawn Van Camp, Mama Army
"In a society that relies so much on virtual connection, it is necessary that we teach our children how to navigate and use technology responsibly."
Dawn Van Camp
Co-Founder of The Mama Army
Phoenix Dream Center CEO Brian Steele
“One of the neatest parts about the tool is that it gives insight into not only the safety of what my child is doing out there but what my child is thinking.”
Brian Steele
CEO of Phoenix Dream Center
Larissa Marulli, Moms.com
“Being informed of your child's social media habits isn't just beneficial from a safety standpoint. You'll get an inside look at what your kid is into and enjoying.”
Larissa Marulli
moms.com
Elizabeth Smart, Elizabeth Smart Foundation
"It's encouraging to know that, as parents, you do not have to be left in the dark, you can be involved. That's quite a powerful tool."
Elizabeth Smart
Elizabeth Smart Foundation
Georgann Yaya, AZCentral
"Helping parents prepare for the gamut of situations to which social media opens the door has made [Cyber Dive] venture more valuable than the bottom line."
Georgann Yara
azcentral
Billy Harfosh, iHeartRadio
"If we're concerned about stranger danger... what about a stranger getting into your child's direct messages? It can be just as dangerous, if not more so."
Billy Harfosh
iHeartRadio
Dawn Van Camp, Mama Army
"In a society that relies so much on virtual connection, it is necessary that we teach our children how to navigate and use technology responsibly."
Dawn Van Camp
Co-Founder of The Mama Army
Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb
"As a Lawman and a parent I love seeing solutions for protecting children from the child predators. This Aqua One phone helps parents and even addresses the mental health of the child. Well done Cyber Dive."
Sheriff Mark Lamb
Sheriff of Pinal County Arizona
Desiree Briggs, Mama Army
"[Aqua One] was just launched and is going to change the way that our children grow up in a technology-driven world."
Desire Briggs
Co-Founder of The Mama Army
Phoenix Dream Center CEO Brian Steele
“One of the neatest parts about the tool is that it gives insight into not only the safety of what my child is doing out there but what my child is thinking.”
Brian Steele
CEO of Phoenix Dream Center
Larissa Marulli, Moms.com
“Being informed of your child's social media habits isn't just beneficial from a safety standpoint. You'll get an inside look at what your kid is into and enjoying.”
Larissa Marulli
moms.com

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