What does it mean to be RESPONSIBLE??
Having a capacity for moral decisions and therefore accountable, and is capable of rational thought or action, within one’s power & control. Take Responsibility and… STOP the MADDness!
The Internet is a Big Deal, and we all have certain rights and duties if we chose to participate as members of the Internet. It is that simple, if you are a member of the Internet, then you are responsible for your children, and your family’s safety online and offline, which begins in understanding what and who you are up against. Consumers can no longer blindly assume they are protected because a commercial tells them they are safe – sorry, that is misleading and simply is not the case.
After many years of research and many notable guests on just what is important to keep our children and their family’s safe on and offline. The CyberHood Watch partners, Dave & Bill, have recognized a merging trend in the overall belief of what is necessary to keep families safe on and offline. Families should be aware that although technology and security software plays a vital role in the safety of your family’s online activities, it should be remembered it is only one part of the equation.
I wish we could claim some Nobel breakthrough, and be the first to announce a universal solution to the world on CHWradio, but the fact is – the other key element in addition to enterprise grade technologies, is simply good old fashion parenting, and teaching children the lost art of civility. Yes, the technology is new, and a bit out of control, which makes it more difficult, but not only can you do it, you have to do it – you are the parent.
Listen to any of our guests and you will realize, Dave & Bill have assembled an outstanding group of notable authorities worldwide. Each guest is a respected individual in his or her perspective field willing to share their years of insight for the benefit our listeners. Listeners become responsible cybercitizens empowered through the communication & awareness by authorities willing to share his or her wisdom with every guest.
You want a little more in depth and personal insight and/or knowledge of how to be a Responsible CyberCitizen, then click here… and JOIN US! by David C. Ballard
Being Responsible Shows Character by Ron Kurtus (18 April 2001)
A person who does as promised can be considered as reliable. Reliability is an admirable characteristic. People don’t like to deal with those who are unreliable. They’d rather give their business and rewards to the person they can count on. Also, the reliable person feels good knowing that he or she is trusted.
HOW TO BE A RESPONSIBLE PERSON (AND FEEL GREAT!)
When you agree to do something, do it. If you let people down, they’ll stop believing you. When you follow through on your commitments, people take you seriously.
Answer for your own actions. Don’t make excuses or blame others for what you do. When you take responsibility for your actions you are saying “I am the one who’s in charge of my life.”
Take care of your own matters. Don’t rely on adults to remind you when you’re supposed to be somewhere or what you’re supposed to bring. You take the responsibility.
As an individual living alone, there is only you to look out for and make sure your needs are satisfied. With a family, however, the requirement to be responsible increases dramatically. A child requires lots and lots of assistance, from getting nutritious food to going to school to learning how to be accountable for his actions. A responsible parent teaches her child how to behave and also makes sure basic needs of her children are met, even before her own at times. An irresponsible parent may leave a child home alone for long stretches of time after school or not assist them with healthy meals or homework.
If you are childless, your family responsibility can still lie with assisting a sibling or parent in need or even caring for a pet.
Here is Digital Dave’s description: Asked and Answered
This question you’ll hear Digital Dave asking everyone is and now has become a part of our branding for The CyberHood Watch is, “What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “Responsible CyberCitizen?” The CyberHood Watch, as well as Bill and I, believe that “Responsible CyberCitizens” will be a corner stone in the wall of defense for the safety of our children and their families and their Internet’s safety.
So, Digital Dave asked Deputy Chief, Kirk Torgensen of Utah and he sees the Internet like most of us, a great tool with almost endless possibilities. Unfortunately, for Kirk, he’s directly involved with the nefarious underworld and the scourge inflicted on the Internet. Like CHWradio.com, “…one of the goals in the Attorney General’s Office is to really get out and talk to people about how not to fall prey to different things on the Internet”. Another trait of a responsible cybercitizen is communication with your children, another common thread echoed by previous guests. Awareness is another common thread portrayed by responsible cybercitizens and needed to empower you and your children’s online and offline safety.
Parents need to be responsible cybercitizens and educate themselves and learn what not to allow your children to do on the Internet and not setting themselves up as a target for unwanted activity. Parents are busy and kids are left alone and when a member of your family or your child becomes a victim… suddenly you have time?
The Cyberhood Watch Community has just reopened, and it’s completely updated on a new platform, we own the site and we’ll be maintaining it from now on… not that free is not good, but I believe we have made the right choice and it will be a bit more work…
But, we don’t have to worry any more about online services and/or other systems shutting down a free 3rd party service ever again!! For all of our CHW members, listeners and followers please come by and JOIN US!
We would love to have you be a part of the HOOD’ and help our community grow and make a real difference in each members lives and lives of their children. After all, it’s is all of our community and the internet belongs to everyone
JOIN US! and tell us what we can do better, to serve your when it comes to our children’s safety on the internet, or request a special guest you would like to see on the CyberHood Watch Live Radio Show !!
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