Cyber bullying and a parent’s responsibility

I just read a interesting article on Cyber bullying in Florida. Apparently they are trying to make it law that Parents can be prosecuted for a child’s cyber bullying activities.

Rebecca Sedwick, 12, took her own life by jumping from the water tower of an abandoned concrete plant in Polk County, Fla., in September. Her death came after she allegedly endured extended harassment from a 12-year-old and 14-year-old, the latter of whom is accused of posting on her Facebook page: “Yes IK (I know) I bullied REBECCA (A)nd she killed her self but IDGAF (I don’t give a f-).”

source (JWR)

It is horrifying that a 14 year old has absolutely no remorse for the actions she has done. Teenagers lack a moral compass. Perhaps parents are at fault for not teaching them the difference between right and wrong. Read the full article here.

What are your thoughts on this, Should parent be held responsible for their children’s cyber activities? How much freedom should we give our children?

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Joseph

Getting Started and the reason for Being!

The Internet of things.

The internet has become a pervasive part of our lives. The use of technology is growing and consuming everything, from our computers and phones to our cars and fridges. One day soon you may get a message from your grass to let you know its time to mow the lawn.

As technology invades more of our daily life, the need for protecting oneself has increased exponentially. One can no longer simply pick up a piece of equipment and think that you are safe and secure while using it.

My parents taught me how to cross the road, “Look left then right then left again…” (unless you live in a part of the world where you drive on the other side.) ┬áJust as they gave me this ability to navigate the world, it is my responsibility to teach my children to navigate safely in the online world. Continue reading