I am a freak for technology. I am seriously in love with my Blackberry. So when Best Buy got in touch and asked me about my kids and the internet I was happy to oblige.
I have a home-based office. I am at my computer a whole lot. My philosophy is, technology is awesome but only if you know how to use it. And who better to teach my kids about the internet than me.
I hear so many of my friends talking about how their kids want an email address or want to instant message or get on Facebook and they won’t let them. They won’t let them because they are scared. They are scared because they don’t understand it. It is foreign and intimidating and they read somewhere, sometime that these things are bad.
Knowledge is power. So, I spend time with my kids online. We browse sites, research projects, and I moderate communications. I want them to be experts but I also want them to understand and respect what’s out there.
Plus, if I need to, I can just look over my shoulder: