So I have just finished the four modules on Connect.ed and I see fbehrendorff has been doing the same. I didn’t even know this existed and think it would be a valuable resource for teachers and parents. It was very informative when it came to cyber bullying and cyber safety. Actually as a mother of 2 young teenagers it really did get me thinking about my own parenting. I discovered through the quizzes that I am rather connected which I do try to be but as much as I rather not admit I am one of those parents who does deactivate Facebook when there is an issue. See we take the approach of we give a little and see how our teens handle the freedom and then take back a bit or pull in the line if we don’t think they can handle it. Well now I am being really open aren’t I!!! After doing these modules I feel deactivating Face book may have not been the best approach and now they may never inform us of issues they confront online. From a parent’s perspective it is so scary to think they are not really that mature or have the cognitive skills to handle the world wide web and yet this is what it means to be living in this digital age. Schools really do need to catch up with where life really is at and I will be recommending this course. I wonder though how do we change the attitude of this is an issue for High School and not primary?
Here is a copy of the certificate you get upon completion of this course which is a great addition to my cv.