So it may come as a relief to hear that there are lots of positives to using technology as well. Here are nine of our favourites.
While working with children, particularly during Internet Safety Week, it is easy to lose sight of the positive aspects of the internet. No doubt, there are many pitfalls and educators and parents need to be alert and involved, however, there are many positive aspects of life online.
It is impossible to imagine a future where the internet will not play a greater role and so, as educators and parents, we need to be guiding the students to use the internet in a positive responsible way. More and more of their lives will playout online and we need to prepare them for this, by not only teaching them about internet safety, but also to show them how to get the most out of their ever-increasing online world.
Read this short article contributed by Parent Zone that highlights nine ways the internet can be good for children.
Kari Ellis and Norah Buckley
Assistant Head Pastoral and Assistant Head, Safeguarding