Tuesday 30 May 2017

Our children are spending a lot of their time in cyberspace – we have to make it safe for them

Mary Aiken

"We are living through one of the largest unregulated social experiments of all time"

These are the words of Michael Seto, a leading forensic psychologist, referring to the potential impact of online material on young people's psychological development. Can we assume this will be a positive experience?

Children worldwide are now online at a very young age, and are increasingly immersed in cyber environments. For example, a recent UK report highlighted that 28pc of three to four-year-olds now use tablet computers.

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