I spent last night watching the movies Cyberbully & Trust. Both movies gave me nightmares & made me wish you wouldn't have access to the internet until you are 30. I know that's not realistic, but it's scary. For a person who didn't have internet until college (except at some friends' houses) & didn't have a cell phone until I was in grad school, the cyber world for a teenager is a scary & new thing for me. It used to be that to keep someone out of your home, all you had to do was not invite them in. Things have so rapidly changed.
I know you're two & I have some time before we have to worry about cyber bullies & online sexual predators, but they're already added to my list of things I'm most frightened of (it's insane how much my list of fears have changed since becoming a mother). I hope that when the time comes, I will know what to do to best protect you as a parent. I hope I can protect & support you.
Parents out there, what are you doing to protect your kids?
I love you so,