Children and technology
Published 21/10/2010 | 05:13
SOCIAL networking through Facebook is a feature of life that today's children take for granted. So, since random internet communication can have its risks, it is reassuring to learn that Irish children are among the most responsible users of such web sites.
Our common-sense kids tend not to divulge personal information such as addresses or phone numbers when networking. Research into the experience and practices of European children with new online technologies has found that children in Ireland are comparatively less likely to find themselves in risky situations than most of their counterparts elsewhere.
Their principal use of the internet is school work.