Kids love the internet. Parents love the internet. Teachers love the internet. The internet gives students a wealth of information to use for projects and papers, and parents love that the kids can do more work at home on the internet. Teachers love the internet because they can assign cool new projects, get new ideas, and collaborate with other teachers. But an interesting trend has also arisen from the depths of the internet’s glory.
Many parents and teachers are using the internet to spy on their students and kids. Why? These well-meaning adults see social media as a way to check up on their students/kids without having to ask a myriad of questions. Parents can use the internet to track their kids progress on their online education courses, and teachers can use the internet to see if their students are working to the best of their ability. Online education courses allow parents and teachers alike to check up on you the student. Yes, this sounds a lot like big brother, but you can alleviate the need to check up on you online if you follow these tips.
- Do you work when you are supposed to work and play when you are allowed to play. If you have an assignment for an online education course, make sure that you work on it during the time you have set aside for this class. This means no Facebook or Twitter when you are supposed to working on your classes. If you post it to the internet, your teacher/parents can find it and you will get in trouble.
- Stay focused on the assignment. Social media is fun, but if you are always tweeting while you are supposed to be working, then your work will be poor and it shows your parents that you can’t be trusted to do an online education course.
If you follow these tips, you won’t have to worry about the Big Brother looking over your shoulder online.