In some cases they will use blocks and filters but these are never fully effective and they know that they need to find other ways of guiding children to safe use.
Censorship does not work in cyberspace (or works in only partial and transitory ways) and what is generally agreed is needed is education in ‘responsible use.’ This includes developing educational strategies that take account of the appeal and attraction of the Internet and supports young people in reflecting on their own practice as Internet users and the consequences of their Internet interactions on others. Generally speaking we found that the fears that young people had about the safety of the Internet differed from those of adults.
Chelsea said she was 'pretty much raised by nannies' which led to her having a closer relationship with a couple of them than Rosie.
She says she is strongly attached to two in particular - Geraldine and Tanya [who is now Rosie's personal assistant].
You have your daughter for two months and then she's just ripped from you...In this paper we describe a particular set of Internetbased interactions that have great appeal to young people but create most anxiety among parents and other adults. In the main they were concerned about security rather than pornography, which they saw as amusing rather than harmful.During the period 20002002 we conducted more than 200 interviews with children and young people and conducted case studies in homes, schools, libraries, cybercafes and other places where the Internet is accessed. But it was also clear from our interviews that many were more active in chatrooms than their parents and other adults realised.- No swearing, No flooding, No harassing, No spamming, No invites, No racial & insults discussions, No cyber is allowed.- Ask for help/complain to the helproom or the room moderators.