There is a new documentary called ‘In Real Life’ being released on September 20th which is about teenagers using the internet. The creator and director, Beeban Kidron believe that we are “entrapping our young people into the online world” without giving them the tools they need to educate or protect themselves. She also believes that the more and more time young people spend online cultivating virtual relationships, the less engaged they become in real life relationships.

Here is a link to an article on the documentary from the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/sep/08/beeban-kidron-inreallife-interview-teenagers

Internet safety is such a important topic to explore with young people, something that mentors would benefit from additional training on. What resources or information sources have you found particularly helpful on the topic of internet safety?

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