“Don’t tell Daddy” and other things I am deleting from my vocabulary

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I’m concerned about pedophiles. I’m also concerned about my daughter growing up with the internet, and everything that’s on there. How on earth do I even start to go about managing it?

I asked this question of my aunty recently. She has 2 teenage kids who have reached the milestone of “being allowed on Facebook”. This is a milestone that just didn’t exist when we were growing up so how are we supposed to know how to manage it? It’s not just Facebook, it’s The Internet as a whole – all their school research is done online, they use laptops in school, they have smartphones…how does she go about even trying to police what, and who, they are being exposed to?

Her answer is to have a complete honesty policy within their family. They can ask her anything, anything at all. They can also Continue reading