This is sponsored content from BlogHer and LG Text Ed
It’s been said that the online safety talk is the new sex talk. Just as difficult and just as complicated. One of the reasons may be that we – the parents – make it more difficult than it needs to be by putting it off until our children have started to form their own (often erroneous) impressions of the facts, whether of life or simply cell phone use.
To help spread the word about the need to encourage parents to raise the issues of online and cell phone safety with their kids early and often, Blogher has requested that I interview my kids about cell phones, online safety, sexting and texting. And you, my faithful readers, are key in this initiative.
See these two kids? They are my two oldest. Nik and Allegra. Nik is 18 (appearing in his work uniform, yay!) and Allegra is close to 16 (although not close enough for her, and she's dressed for the Homecoming dance). For the purposes of this interview, I'll query either one or both. I'm going to give you the option to pick. That is, you can question one or both of them.
What would you like to ask my kids about teenagers, texting, sexting and the very real concept that online safety is just a fallacy?
Because this topic is so important for our kids and their futures, BlogHer really wants to get the conversation about texting, sexting and safety going – both with our kids and among parents. Blogher will match LG’s donation of .50 to dosomething.org for every comment on this post, so please give me your suggestions on questions for my kids. Dosomething.org will get a $1.00 for each and every one.So comment early, frequently and OFTEN! Dosomething.org is a tremendously wonderful organization with the motto: Using the power of online to get teens to do good stuff offline.
Have you seen Jane Lynch's great videos? Don’t miss Jane as she deftly doles out some tough love - with her uncompromising style - to parents who are woefully uninformed about the potentially risky ways teens are using mobile phones.
Check out this great LG/Text Ed page, chock a block full of information on the topic of teens and texting.
Check out the round up page to see the other bloggers.