My child has posted inappropriate content

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As parents, it's incredibly frustrating when you find something about your child online that you don't want there, because we as parents don't always have the right to take it down. We can report it as abuse to the website itself or to the social network and ask that they remove it, but we're not guaranteed that they're going to. Especially when our children who are of legal age to post it in the first place, which for a social network is 13 years of age, if they put it out there then it's their account and their right to put out what it is that they want. As parents we need to do a better job of talking to our children about what is a shareable moment and what their digital tattoo is going to look like later on down the line. Now if someone posts something about your child and it's a physical threat or it's illegal, then you absolutely need to report it not only to the website but also the police. It takes 3 subpoenas for the police to get involved and then to take down the information in order to locate where that information actually started from. It doesn't always end in an arrest, and it doesn't always end in your child being happy.

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Lori Getz, M.A.

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Since 2004 Lori has worked as an Instructional Technologist in Los Angeles, CA. She has a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and is certified by isafe.org as an Internet Safety Specialist. In September 2008 Lori founded Cyber Education Consultants and began speaking to students, parents, and educators about Internet safety, security and ethics.  Since that time Lori has reached out to Internet users across the world!  Her mission is simple- to help bridge the gap between a young generation of digital natives and their parents and teachers. 

Today, Cyber Education Consultants provides workshops, professional development and consulting services to more than 100 schools across the country.

Lori is an educator, mother, and Internet safety expert.  She has appeared on the "Dr. Phil Show," "Today," "HLN," “Dr. Drew” and several other local news and radio programs (including the Ryan Seacrest show on KIIS FM).  She often lectures live, speaking to parents, teachers and students. Lori has been published in several areas including as an online expert for momlogic.com and kidsinthehouse.org.  Most recently was featured in Rachel Simmons’ new edition of “Odd Girl Out” and Lucie Hemmen’s, Ph.D “Parenting a Teen Girl.” She is currently working with the “I Have a Plan” series to develop a children’s book on online safety.  Her insight comes from both her professional and personal life working with children, tweens and teens.  

 

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