There’s no shortage of dark and ugly and dangerous corners on the Internet.
Just this week, a police investigation into online child grooming culminated in an arrest. The investigation was launched after a thirteen year old informed his parents of an online conversation which made him uncomfortable.
Predatory grooming is just one danger. Others include cyber-bullying and porn addiction. None of this is grounds to absolutely prohibit kids from using the Internet, but it certainly underlines the need for parental vigilance.
One of the teachers at our parish primary school has produces a website to assist in that task. Miss Slatter’s ICT Page. I recommend it. It’s very good.