How to protect your child’s privacy, avoid family drama during distance learning

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Distance learning has been challenging for many students, but its experts warn it’s also revealing their personal information, and in some cases, family drama. There are things you can do right away to protect your child’s privacy, and avoid embarrassing interruptions.Douglas B. Parisi, director of training at Safe Defend, said the best advice is to find a working space for children that isn’t their bedroom. Keeping the camera away from the bedroom will prevent a stranger from seeing a child’s favorite toys or interests. The best places for a child to do their virtual classes are in a kitchen or dining room facing a blank wall. This family space is less likely to reveal a family member getting dressed or getting out of the shower. Also, watch your language when your child is on a Zoom call and teach them how to use the mute button. Remind your child to not walk around with their device with the video feature on. Parisi said siblings and parents have been caught in the bathroom.”We already had this happen, where there was a little girl that had just had her morning bath and she went streaking right by a door. There …

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