Many of us now find our computers, mobile phones and broadband multi-channel TVs wonderful tools that enhance our life experience. We have learnt a new language in modern communication.
But for our children this is no second language, but their native one. These gadgets are not enhancements but essential tools that have been part of their world all their lives. Learning to use them wisely and safely is, therefore, a critical part of bringing up children. And keeping them safe and ensuring their learning is age appropriate is a vital part of parenting today.