Helping your kids learn online
Kids today seem to be born knowing how to use a computer. It can be a bit scary when their knowledge seems to exceed yours. How do you keep them safe? How do you make sure what they're doing to age appropriate?
A good start is understanding what they're doing and being as confident in the technology as you can. Be involved in their choices and try to show them new things and sites you've found.
Kids will want to try new sites all the time, so if you can do a bit of research ahead, you'll have a new site to show them when they're ready for a change. Don't worry they'll probably keep using the tried and true favourites. Speak to other parents and get their top website lists and keep eye out for new sites launching.
Sites to try
Webkinz is a hugely popular site in the US and they're launching in Australia. It's a safe place for kids to play with friends online and is also offers a good learning experience. Kids will love the bright colours and characters. They're offering Kidspot consumers a free trial of Webkinz Australia.
Use our best websites lists for some ideas: