My kids love to be online. Whether they are chatting with friends via Facebook Messenger for kids or gaming on platforms such as Roblox or Fortnite, they love the digital world and all it entails. As a parent, I have a love-hate relationship with the Internet, realizing it can be both fun and educational as well as overwhelming and a bit scary.
In this new age of parenting, which encompasses navigating a digital world in a way our own parents didn’t have to, it is imperative to teach kids from a young age the responsibilities they have to be good citizens both on and off line. Not only will good digital citizenship keep them safe online, it will help them make positive choices in all aspects of their lives.