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Morning, everybody. How you doing today in this episode of the show? We're going to talk about the online presence of your kids. Now. I know that's a little bit of a different topic. But what started this idea rolling in my mind was his fantastic article by Taylor Lorenz on that you posted for the Atlantic and was essentially about kids reaching a certain age and Googling themselves and finding out different results and being either shot or thrilled and far more were shocked and surprised at what they found from our perspective his parents or as adults in this community and that shouldn't be surprising but I think it's taking a lot of people kind of like, oh, wait a minute.

Yeah. This is an issue because in this day and age when we have kids we start right from their ultrasound or sonogram all the way through their childhood. We're posting photos were sharing and we're doing on social media now don't get me wrong. I realize the advantages of this.

It's phenomenal to be able to send out photos to all of your friends and family and say you don't look at how the kids are growing. Look at the wonderful activities near up to but it's more complicated than just that so we've seen headline after headline after headline of how Facebook is mistreating our data and selling access to us through our advertisers and we're seeing a lot of other stories and I'm going to touch on that in a second but we know social media is not all positive.

There's a lot of negatives but I think the weight of which we are rolling onto our kids as they reach a certain age. If it's digital weight, I'd like hey by the way, all this stuff has been decided for you and that's not something. We normally consider now as parents we make decisions all the time for our kids while being in our kids safety, but I don't think many of us truly understand the weight or the implications of these digital decisions because we've barely decide understand them about ourselves.

So here you're sharing out maybe hopefully you're losing Facebook features to lock down those photos of your kids. But what about the community that your kids live in Sault schools sports club? Activity clubs all these things normally have some form of social media presence or some form of online presence and they're sharing of information about your kids through that as well.

No normal. You have to consent to that but it's not very well understood what exactly your consent age or talked about this in my radio calling for CBC Auto while before I'm a link to that down in the description and put a good example, as you know, where people say all we have a classroom blog and it's password protected.

Well, first of all, all that password is shared with at least that family all the families of the kids in that school or in that class. So there's normally at least 30 family didn't know that password which makes it pretty much insecure right out of the gate but also those passwords and notoriously easy to guess cuz normally they're the teacher's name or the year of the name of the class pets or something really really simple so you don't end it depends on the security of the system.

They're using to host that blog. We know a lot of teachers like Weebly weebly.com Security in San in a few months back, but then there's the Twitter posts the instant. Post the YouTube post now, this is one that really this is going to get into some really despicable stuff right now and not from me but just calling us out and there was an incident with YouTube this week.

I in a link to it down below again with Bloomberg calling out where they found a soft core pedophile ring. So these pedophiles a child Predators were looking at seemingly innocent ish videos of kids and sharing them out. But YouTube's algorithm completely amplifies all that activity. There was very lewd and the, you know despicable comments in the comment section for kids doing normal sporting activities and then some videos that are crossing.

The line is actually explicit need to be pulled down, but the problem is why are these videos in in play anyway, but it's not uncommon for gymnastics meets cheerleading me sporting events to post videos of the kids. I'm online on through YouTube in the share a link around and see what's up public at the private video.

Here's the link. Guess what anybody can guess those links? No. Yes, there's a complex code at the end, but people Programs to scan to look for them. I'm in again. Once you share that link out. There's no tracking who's viewing it. So it says you have to treat those as public videos.

Would you be comfortable posting a video of your child's activity online when I'm calling out here is that maybe you don't have that choice? Maybe the activity there in is doing it for you. Now. This isn't to say don't share stuff about your kids online. This is to say we really need is a community to have discussions around this.

I can't tell you how many event I've been to where it hasn't been explicitly called out. I think I can count on my hand the number of events that I've been to where they've actually said wait a minute heads up don't share any of this on social media. If you record this, please make sure that you just share directly with the grandparents who couldn't be here or something along those lines, but none of this is for sharing online.

I'm like that even a statement like that is really really difficult to enforce. I think we need to be far more explicit and help parents and community members understand the implications here because not only I'm as Tay News article are we leaving a digital Legacy for our children when they reach of age and now active digital citizens, but there's also that downside is Racine from that in recent youTube report.

Is that a lot of these places we have online are toxic. We know that they're toxic for adults. Can you imagine the impact on and our children? And this is an issue that's not going away. It's an issue. We need to discuss it far more than this. Hopefully. This is open your eyes a little bit too, and I highly recommend reading Taylor's article down below.

It is definitely one of those that will step have you step back and really start to consider your participation either the Community member or as a parent or is a relative, you know, there's a lot of questions here. Not a lot of answers. What do you think? Let me know online at Mark NCAA in the comments down below and as always by email me at Mark and.

CA hope to talk to you soon. Will see you on the next episode. Morning, everybody. How you doing today in this episode of the show? We're going to talk about the online presence of your kids. Now. I know that's a little bit of a different topic. But what started this idea rolling in my mind was his fantastic article by Taylor Lorenz on that you posted for the Atlantic and was essentially about kids reaching a certain age and Googling themselves and finding out different results and being either shot or thrilled and far more were shocked and surprised at what they found from our perspective his parents or as adults in this community and that shouldn't be surprising but I think it's taking a lot of people kind of like, oh, wait a minute.

Yeah. This is an issue because in this day and age when we have kids we start right from their ultrasound or sonogram all the way through their childhood. We're posting photos were sharing and we're doing on social media now don't get me wrong. I realize the advantages of this.

It's phenomenal to be able to send out photos to all of your friends and family and say you don't look at how the kids are growing. Look at the wonderful activities near up to but it's more complicated than just that so we've seen headline after headline after headline of how Facebook is mistreating our data and selling access to us through our advertisers and we're seeing a lot of other stories and I'm going to touch on that in a second but we know social media is not all positive.

There's a lot of negatives but I think the weight of which we are rolling onto our kids as they reach a certain age. If it's digital weight, I'd like hey by the way, all this stuff has been decided for you and that's not something. We normally consider now as parents we make decisions all the time for our kids while being in our kids safety, but I don't think many of us truly understand the weight or the implications of these digital decisions because we've barely decide understand them about ourselves.

So here you're sharing out maybe hopefully you're losing Facebook features to lock down those photos of your kids. But what about the community that your kids live in Sault schools sports club? Activity clubs all these things normally have some form of social media presence or some form of online presence and they're sharing of information about your kids through that as well.

No normal. You have to consent to that but it's not very well understood what exactly your consent age or talked about this in my radio calling for CBC Auto while before I'm a link to that down in the description and put a good example, as you know, where people say all we have a classroom blog and it's password protected.

Well, first of all, all that password is shared with at least that family all the families of the kids in that school or in that class. So there's normally at least 30 family didn't know that password which makes it pretty much insecure right out of the gate but also those passwords and notoriously easy to guess cuz normally they're the teacher's name or the year of the name of the class pets or something really really simple so you don't end it depends on the security of the system.

They're using to host that blog. We know a lot of teachers like Weebly weebly.com Security in San in a few months back, but then there's the Twitter posts the instant. Post the YouTube post now, this is one that really this is going to get into some really despicable stuff right now and not from me but just calling us out and there was an incident with YouTube this week.

I in a link to it down below again with Bloomberg calling out where they found a soft core pedophile ring. So these pedophiles a child Predators were looking at seemingly innocent ish videos of kids and sharing them out. But YouTube's algorithm completely amplifies all that activity. There was very lewd and the, you know despicable comments in the comment section for kids doing normal sporting activities and then some videos that are crossing.

The line is actually explicit need to be pulled down, but the problem is why are these videos in in play anyway, but it's not uncommon for gymnastics meets cheerleading me sporting events to post videos of the kids. I'm online on through YouTube in the share a link around and see what's up public at the private video.

Here's the link. Guess what anybody can guess those links? No. Yes, there's a complex code at the end, but people Programs to scan to look for them. I'm in again. Once you share that link out. There's no tracking who's viewing it. So it says you have to treat those as public videos.

Would you be comfortable posting a video of your child's activity online when I'm calling out here is that maybe you don't have that choice? Maybe the activity there in is doing it for you. Now. This isn't to say don't share stuff about your kids online. This is to say we really need is a community to have discussions around this.

I can't tell you how many event I've been to where it hasn't been explicitly called out. I think I can count on my hand the number of events that I've been to where they've actually said wait a minute heads up don't share any of this on social media. If you record this, please make sure that you just share directly with the grandparents who couldn't be here or something along those lines, but none of this is for sharing online.

I'm like that even a statement like that is really really difficult to enforce. I think we need to be far more explicit and help parents and community members understand the implications here because not only I'm as Tay News article are we leaving a digital Legacy for our children when they reach of age and now active digital citizens, but there's also that downside is Racine from that in recent youTube report.

Is that a lot of these places we have online are toxic. We know that they're toxic for adults. Can you imagine the impact on and our children? And this is an issue that's not going away. It's an issue. We need to discuss it far more than this. Hopefully. This is open your eyes a little bit too, and I highly recommend reading Taylor's article down below.

It is definitely one of those that will step have you step back and really start to consider your participation either the Community member or as a parent or is a relative, you know, there's a lot of questions here. Not a lot of answers. What do you think? Let me know online at Mark NCAA in the comments down below and as always by email me at Mark and.

CA hope to talk to you soon. Will see you on the next episode.