My friend and colleague, Dr. Bob Bergamini, has given many talks and shared much information about safety in the cyber-world for kids and teens. So I asked Dr. Bob to share some thoughts about this important topic for this month’s column.
Jay Leno says that there are few things he loves more than a stupid criminal. Unfortunately, there also are smart criminals. Our parents and grandparents couldn’t even dream of the cons we are susceptible to in the age of connectedness.
During the summer of 1963, after I graduated from elementary school but before I began high school, my friends and I would ride our bikes from our homes in the South City to downtown St. Louis. We would leave in the morning, make the 10- to- 12-mile ride down Gravois Road to 12th street, and bum around downtown all day. We didn’t wear helmets and thought—as did our parents—that this was a great way to spend the day.