What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “digital safety?” Do you immediately think about predators and intentional wrongdoing? Yep, me too, — I’d say that’s probably where a lot of us go. But digital safety is positive. It’s not just about defense. With time and thought, digital safety empowers us, frees us.
It’s hard to even put it out there for conversation “digital safety.” You and I, we’d rather talk about something else, – a vacation we’re dreaming of, or an exciting home project, maybe just go shopping instead. I love all of those things. But there’s great value and opportunity in this discussion too, for all of us.
How can we associate this with the positive?
When you go camping, do you prepare first? Of course! You get supplies together, and make a plan. In the same way, we have to prepare for online adventuring, put some thought into it. With clear view and a secure route, the digital world becomes less scary and more positive. Without these things, we easily end up in the wrong situation.
“Guard your heart.”
What does “digital safety” look like, specifically, and tangibly, from the heart? That’s exactly what I’m asking. That’s why I’m committed here.
For all of us, kids included, screens are core for daily interaction and productivity. In one way or another, they are literally everywhere. You don’t have to own a phone, or even have wifi, to be a part of this conversation.
I spend time here because I I know the topic is relevant for others. We all need clear direction with this stuff. And I am set out for a solid path. Are you?
Even with filters and monitors, some things are simply unavoidable. We have to seek protection for our hearts above all else. Knowing what to walk away from, and how, are key. But walking away from these things also means walking toward something else.
What are our options? What are our choices?
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