For instance, she said setting up Facebook privacy settings correctly should take at least two hours but most people chose to set it up in minutes without reading any policies.
“Setting up Facebook properly is not hard but it’s time consuming and too many kids can’t be bothered. Too many adults can’t be bothered, but it’s worth investing the time and experience so you can have a positive experience online,” she said.
Headmaster Stephen Kinsella said he had asked Ms McLean to speak at TIGS because of the increasing role technology was playing in his students’ lives.
“At TIGS we require all students to have a personal device to use in class, so if we’re demanding that we have a responsibility to teach them how to use technology safely,” he said.
“Some schools have the approach of blocking and filtering technology away from students, but our approach is about using the cyberworld safely.”