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Look Both Ways by Linda Criddle

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Protecting Yourself

Blogs, when open to the public, are often the intersection of several sets of potential pitfalls I’ve explored in previous chapters in this book. The specific advice in Chapter 4 through Chapter 7 on mitigating those risks should be applied to your own blogging activity. In addition to that advice, this section provides recommendations to help you blog more safely.

Don’t Overreact

How do you advise your children if you feel they have placed themselves, your family, or their friends at risk? One of the most common reactions parents have when they read about abuses of people through public blogs is to want to stop their child from blogging altogether. While that is an option—and perhaps an appropriate option if a child is very ...

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