The internet isn’t always a dangerous place

“I’m going to sit at this table because I can’t talk to strangers on Skype.’

As a follow up to our free play provocation, I had arranged a Skype call with a principal in New Zealand to talk about how ‘no rules’ lunchtime works.

“The person we are talking to is principal, right?”

“Yes.”

“Ms Stephanie arranged for our class to Skype him.”

“Yup”

“So is this the same as an unknown stranger contacting you?”

I can see the tiny wheels turning inside the brain.

At 8 years old the children in my class have to deal with far more nuances in their lives. Strangers on the internet aren’t always dangerous. Sometimes they can help us with our learning.

I could almost see the tiny wheels turning in her mind as she reconciled two seemingly conflicting pieces of advice.

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