“Mom, I wish Ralph would break the internet and make all my pictures go away!”
About a month ago, my daughter came home from school after discussing Digital Footprints, and she explained to me that with all of her photos posted online, there were a lot of things that could go wrong. She could have too many people see her photo, she might just not like the photo of herself, or someone could say something mean about her.
“It’s MY picture,” she explained.
She might have the most sense in the whole family for wanting to get rid of her digital identity, but short of taking down my entire website and social media, there weren’t many ways to get all her photos down. Not to mention, her YouTube show is something her sister adores doing and is really proud of having.
We were at a standstill with posting for a few weeks while she figured out what she wanted to do. Collaborating as a family on creative things is something we enjoy, but if she didn’t want to, it wouldn’t continue.
After pausing their YouTube channel for a month, she eventually came to me and said she overcame her fears because she loved doing it. She wanted to continue, and she even came up with some ideas for the new video reactions they made.
Navigating the world of having children on social media before they are old enough to own their social accounts is something many writers and bloggers go through, and for now, our family has come to the conclusion that Ralph no longer needs to break the internet to take all the pictures and videos down.
As my blogger children get older, if this idea needs to be revisited, it will be, and in the meantime every post is absolutely approved by them.
Also, she can’t wait to finally watch Ralph Breaks the Internet this weekend.
Free Internet Safety Printables from Ralph Breaks the Internet
Like Ralph and Vanellope in Ralph Breaks the Internet, kids can find themselves in tricky situations when navigating the Web. Download activity pages at the links below that can help kids be Internet BRAVE, KIND and STRONG!
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About Be Internet Awesome
Be Internet Awesome is Google’s multifaceted program designed to teach kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. The free program is available in English and Spanish and consists of an ISTE standards aligned curriculum, ready-made Pear Decks for each lesson, Interland – an adventure-packed online game about digital safety and citizenship, and a family guide for families to continue the conversation at home.
About Ralph Breaks The Internet
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes the 2019 Oscar®-nominated, action-packed adventure Ralph Breaks the Internet. In the hilarious, high speed sequel to Wreck-It Ralph, besties Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope risk it all by traveling to the expansive, fast-paced world of the internet in an attempt to save Vanellope’s game Sugar Rush. They’re in way over their heads, so they must rely on the citizens of the internet—including Yesss, the head algorithm and heart and soul of the trend-making site BuzzzTube, and Shank, a tough-as-nails driver from the gritty online auto-racing game, Slaughter Race—to help them navigate their way.
Ralph Breaks the Internet is now available instantly on Digital 4K Ultra HD™/HD/SD and Movies Anywhere and physically on Blu-ray and DVD.
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