‘Tis the last week of shopping And all through the house, Not a computer is stirring, Not even a mouse. The stockings are hung By the chimney with care, In hopes they’ll be filled With gadgets to there. With mom on her Kindle I sat on my bed, Whilst visions of electronics Filled me with dread. iPads and iPods, Xbox and more, iPhones and tablets, And laptops galore. While all of these items Are certainly nice, Perhaps what our children need most Is a little advice. Like “put down the iPad, Let’s talk face to face.” Or, “Go see the outdoors, It’s a really nice place.” Tell them it’s important To be thoughtful online, Because words live in cyberspace An awfully long time. Teach them that posting Inappropriate stuff, Will make getting a job or into college Particularly rough. Talk about passwords, Privacy and settings. Because ignoring these topics, Will lead to much fretting. Think of all you can tell About being wise, safe, and smart. And isn’t this holiday season A good time to start?
Happy Holidays from your friends at Cyberwise!