You have a Facebook account.
You have a blog where you spill the beans on your innermost thoughts. You even allow your child to open their own MySpace account.
Whether or not we have children, I bet we have all wondered at one time or another just what in the world happens to all that information we so absentmindedly type away into cyberspace.
Do news regarding Twitter-related crime and the [no-longer-farfetched] possibility of online racial profiling mean we all should give up our online or social media selves up for ever? Speaking of which, what exactly does Facebook do with all your info? And is it really a better idea to let the government interfere?
Yes, the evergreen debate over online privacy leaves most of us filled with questions and deeply torn between the right to personal privacy and the fear more government intrusion [Big Brother, anyone?] For parents, there’s the OMG dimension of what our children post online and the potential consequences for them and their future. What if your kid posts the wrong picture? Or worse, what if it falls into the wrong hands?
Before you start calling out for El Chapulín Colorado,
come to tomorrow’s #LATISM party:
Joining us, the #1 cruzader for all things
“online, family and safety”:
Monica Vila aka @Theonlinemom!
Mónica will talk about online privacy issues and share tips on how to protect our children and our information online. And guess what? She comes with a special surprise prize courtesy of TecnoPadres.com ~ But you gotta be IN it to WIN it!!