By Robert Robillard on Home And Personal Safety



Talk to your kids about what they are doing online and with texting.

Its important for kids to understand that their messages or pictures they send over the Internet or their cell phones are not truly private or anonymous. The recipient can forward them, and the messages or photos can be copied and forwarded later.
Many potential employers have been known to look at online profiles and make judgments and hiring decisions. It’s important that kids understand the potential consequences of any inappropriate actions.

Know who your kids are communicating withConsider limitations on electronic communication.

Check out your teen’s MySpace, Facebook, blog and other public online profiles from time to time. This isn’t snooping—this is information your kids are making public. If everyone else can look at it, why can’t you?

Set expectations.

Make sure you are clear with your teen about what you consider appropriate “electronic” behavior and discreetly follow up!


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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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