In this day and age, the internet is nothing foreign. Most kids are born with the luxury of the internet and answers to their curiosity with just a search away. You must be thinking about how we can help our kids to expose themselves with the internet yet in a way where it’s beneficial to them too. Blogging is one of the ways that you can help your child to better experience the cyberworld.
So what is a blog?
A blog is a website where the user, which is commonly known as a ‘blogger’, regularly posts contents a regular basis. The content shared can be anything under the sky, but usually the bloggers tend to focus on a particular topic, hobby or interest that are written similarly to journals or diaries. A blog is usually text-based, with images or videos added and would also insert some hyperlinks to other blogs or their own website.
You might ask, how can it then benefit my kid? Well, writing a blog can unleash your kids’ hidden talent of writing and its also a way for them to better express themselves online. Blogging has many other benefits as well such as:
- Buiding Confidence
- Enhance Literacy Skills
- Stimulates Creativity
With them publishing their contents, it actually brings about a sense of fulfilment and pride. Blogging also promotes independence as they get to choose what kind of topic they wish to talk about as well as a platform for them to express themselves. Not forgetting to be kind on the internet as well to prevent cyberbullying.
As much as blogging contents can be an opportunity at teaching your kids, it is also important to practice the safety measures and be aware of the danger that the internet provides. Do install internet safety softwares on your devices or computers. Take some time off to communicate and teach your kids’ online safety so that they do not publish personal information of themselves and the family.
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