The Internet is a wonderful resource that connects children and helps them to discover and create their own work. It provides a valuable opportunity for children to be linked to the whole world both at home and in the classroom. Interactive technologies can inspire and excite, useful information can be found online and children can be put in direct touch with each other.
However, being connected to the world also means that children are exposed to the dangers of the world and the places that aren't safe. Whilst your kids may have impressive technical skills and are possibly quicker than you at finding their way around computers and the net, it is your responsibility to teach them the life-skills they need to navigate the Internet safely. If children are to experience the best of the net, it is important that they understand the online safety issues and know how to respond to the potential dangers.