in the days of the 70's I took a civics class that taught me how to interact with the people I would meet in my community. Today, my community is the entire world and it is going 24/7. Several years ago, I asked my son about one of his "Friends" on facebook. He told me he had never met this person and was actually a friend of a friend. It was then that I realized in this new world, even the word friend had a new meaning.
We must be diligent because there are so many ways in which our students can be at risk of preditory behaviors of others through the internet.
I totally agree. I am even more concerned now that I am a grandparent. This social media was all just in its infancy when my kids were growing up. I still don't believe they are totally wise to the evil possibilities that lurk out there in the cyber world.