I recently discovered that many people are not as savvy about the Internet as you would think. When you post something in your blog. The whole world can see it. You have entered into a public space and everything you post is ‘out there’. Not only is it ‘out there’, it is searchable. So, it’s not like it’s just a big pile of your old papers sitting in your house, it’s a billboard that is not fixed in time or space so it can show up anywhere.
This should be of particular concern for parents today. I remember some of the things I wrote in my journals growing up and I feel very lucky that those things were not typed up and published to the Internet. It’s a new world and we all have to wake up to the reality of how things have changed and be aware of how all of these new technologies work so we don’t harm ourselves.