Dangerous Ground

I had an aunt if mine pose a confusing question the other day.

What if someone sees my daughter’s picture online?

Hmmm… I post them so they can be seen. I asked her if she remembered how exciting it was when, in grade 1, I got my photo in the Wpg Free Press.

People saw it! That’s why it was exciting. Did my parents put me in danger allowing it?

When my magazine article was published my photo was there. People saw it.

What should we be afraid of?

We should keep private photos private. We should not post information about addresses or banks. I personally don’t like to give my birthday either (identity theft fodder) but sharing our lives is why we’re alive.

Caution yes, prohibition, no. I choose to participate in the world. The leading cause of death is life but I prefer it to the alternative.

Merry Christmas!

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About Sean Thompson

Sean is an educational technology specialist at Sacred Heart International School in Tokyo. He travels extensively across southeast Asia speaking, presenting and participating in discussions regarding the effective integration of technology in an educational setting. In 2014 he partnered up with DEEP Learning to support the team with the development, promotion and execution of professional development conferences for teachers worldwide. Sean is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, an International Baccalaureate Educator Network Workshop Leader , a Google education Trainer and a Certified Google Educator available for professional development at your school.
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