Learning - Technology | 8-18 yrs

8 Productive Things Your Child Can Do On The Internet

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Gaming, chatting, streaming and posting selfies, sometimes it just feels like all our children ever do on the Internet is waste time. Whether you like it or not, this is the digital age and children (and adults) are spending more time in front of screens than ever before. 

Simply preventing your children from spending time online is not going to work. You have to find ways to ensure that the time they are spending online is being put to the best possible use. 

The Internet is a tool and like any other tool it can be beneficial if it is used well. So read through our suggestions of some productive things your children can do online which will help to enrich their virtual experience. 

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