Back when I was a young boy hanging out on my granddaddy’s farm, the greatest potential danger facing me day to day was getting kicked in the head by an ornery mule or stumbling across an angry moccasin. I also walked ten miles up hill to school barefoot and toting a sack full of rocks. Let’s face it, when we were kids most of the dangers confronting us were isolated and infrequent. Getting hit by a car on busy street, having our eye put out by a bb-gun, or our head exploding because we ate a handful of Pop Rocks and took a big swig of Coca-Cola at the same time were the things that worried our parent’s most. But these days danger is everywhere, including in our homes via the evil internet. Keeping kids safe on the world wide web is a difficult and evolving task. Next week here at DadLabs we will broadcast a new segment critiquing the “YouTube Safety Mode” you may be surprised at our findings.
The conversation about kids and online safety was also a major topic on this weeks Cast of Dads podcast.
Take a listen and be safe.
Topics discussed on this episode:
- Kids getting on Facebook (Under 13 not allowed)
- COPA Law
- Oh Snap It’s Violet
- Should Facebook have more parental controls?
- Teaching children online values
- The Next Great Generation
- The digital trail we all leave online
- Social Media Guidelines
- Todd Defren’s “Team Before Tweet“
- The Don’t Be Stupid Rule (Olympic snowboarder pictures)
- Be Upfront
- Camera that captures your life
- School Laptop webcam privacy case
- Digital Nation
- Open conversations on mobile phones
- Candid Camera
- Blog Design – roll your own vs. hiring a designer
- The hotness that is the new Dad Labs
- Our search for guests (e-mail us if interested)
Cast of Dads is a group of podcasting and blogging dads who gather to gab about fatherhood. The cast of dads includes C.C. Chapman, Jeffrey Sass, Max Kalehoff, Michael Sheehan, and Brad Powell, who collectively represent 13 kids from the youngest of babies to full grown adults. Each of them brings a unique perspective to being a father.