Since the arrival of the Internet, the number and diversity of pages has increased greatly over the years. In earlier times, all we had were text based pages to read. Now we have media-rich sites to browse and interact with that fill multiple senses and engage our minds.
Communication has always been a critical component of the Internet. Previously, the World Wide Web was all about browsing through pages of information to research projects for school and work and using electronic mail to send "instant" messages to our friends, and colleagues. Now we have actual instant or real-time communication through Instant Messaging (IM), bulletin boards, wikis, blogs, podcasting, and other communication tools encompassed by the Web 2.0.
However, the reality is that there are features of Internet use that require caution. Learning how to avoid its shadowy corners is an essential skill our children must develop to navigate for their schoolwork and beyond. Adults also need to recognize that the Internet their children explore can be very different than their experiences on the "net."
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