Maya records a really funny video of Jack playing basketball and wants to share it online, but Jack is worried about who might see it. Maya tries to convince Jack that it’s not a problem because she can post the video for a little while and delete it later on. Gran happens to overhear and explains that removing things once they’ve been shared online is not quite so simple, which is why posting things requires careful consideration.
It’s an exciting and engaging digital era! We can easily document, share, collect and distribute media and information with one another unlike ever before. However, the fact that everything is so pervasive and accessible also makes what we exchange more fleeting and permanent. As a result, we must practice and encourage the use of good judgment online daily, especially when discussing digital permanence with children, which can be quite an abstract concept.