Guns, Boys and Facebook – A Teachable Moment!

Some say that the AOC have reacted too strongly by banning these boys from the Olympic Village after their event. But would you be happy if your sons posted a photo like this? What impression does it give of these boys? How would a potential employer view it? What about a possible real estate agent? A Scholarship Interview Panel? The Footy Coach? A future girlfriend? Your son’s children – your grandchildren? The police?

Your teens might say, ‘It’s not fair’.

Your answer: Being aware of your digital footprint and your digital reputation is your responsibility. Are other people’s perceptions fair – maybe not but they are out of your control if  you post a picture like this.

Read more:

D’Arcy, Monk Gun Photo Punishment Fits Crime, Says Russell Mark.

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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