Since this has come up in a few recent conversations, I’d like to address internet safety. It’s important to remember that nothing on the internet is ever really private. If you don’t set limits to your on-line accounts, people you don’t know can follow you on-line, and they can lift your pictures and conversations to use as they please.
Additionally, always make sure that you know and trust anyone with whom you share personal information. It’s never a good idea to post pictures that can allow your home or location to be identified. Also, make sure you know your host family’s rules about posting pictures of the family/sharing information in a blog and abide by those rules.
Finally, keep an eye on the kids and their use of the internet. Make sure they know the rules and “don’t talk to strangers.”
Recently, an airline employee saved two teenagers from human trafficking: http://www.newsweek.com/airline-employee-girls-sex-trafficking-810157
Internet safety tips for kids: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/net-safety.html
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 7:19 PM