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Look Both Ways by Linda Criddle

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Negotiating Safety

So how do you negotiate a safe online environment? You do it by reaching understanding and agreements with the people you interact with. The people you interact with most will probably be your family and close friends, but this negotiation extends to others as your online interactions expand.

Here are some ideas for how to approach the key people in your life to reach a consensus about online safety.

Negotiating with a Spouse or Partner

Information your spouse or partner puts online can have a direct impact on you. If they place your shared address, interests, vacation schedules, photos, and so on in the public domain—through online purchases, away messages on their e-mail, or blogging and/or social networking tools—you should ...

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