Talking to the darkness

Children and the Internet

There is a worry over children using the internet, but why, what are we worried about. What will the internet do to that child?

Big worry number 1 – that a paedophile will get access to the child and trap them into meeting them in the real world and force then into a sexual relationship.

Big worry number 2 – children will have access to material that ‘sexualise’ them making them have sexual relationships before they should.

Big worry number 3 – the internet is a big uncontrollable thing that children are more at home on than adults and if we were them we would be doing all sorts of bad things that would not be allowed.

These to me are the underlying worries that are discussed by parents, educators and politicians when they think of children on the internet.

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