Neptune Navigate Blog

Tips for online safety, security, and responsible digital citizenship for parents, kids, and families.

Know the Power

March 15, 2021

There are millions of ways to quantify power.  Machines have power, blue whales can exert roughly double the thrust of an F-1 fighter jet, and we’ve all experienced the power of the spoken word. 

But have you ever thought about the power of the internet? Today’s technology can be used in a variety of ways that bring positivity into our world and to make our lives easier. Who can remember using a paper map?

However, that very same technology has the power to end careers, friendships, and even lives. Almost every day there is another example like the ones in the articles above about the consequences of words online.

At Neptune Navigate, you will hear us repeat over and over: WORDS MATTER….use them wisely.  We will also remind you to think BEFORE you post, and tell you that online, everything is PERMANENT…nothing online can ever truly be deleted. 

We have great power at our fingertips, so we need to be careful with how we use it.