Now that kids have gotten excited about writing online, how does a teacher or parent ensure internet safety for children and that the blog is safe for their kid? There are many blogs on the Internet that are specifically for kids and only allow kids to comment. This provides a blanket internet safety for children website but is by no means comprehensive. Parents and teachers still need to be diligent when children are on the internet.
Blogs by Kids, http://www.blogsbykids.com/, is an excellent example of how to model internet safety for children. The blogger only uses a first name, no other reference to identity is given other than the child’s sex which is unavoidable. No reference to the blogger’s physical location is ever mentioned nor or any reference to local events/games/school is made at any point in the blog. The blogger writes about a variety of subjects and yet does not get too personal. Comics are embedded, inferences to popular books are made but the blogger is still very careful about insuring that blog safety rules and internet safety for children are followed.