[quote="hilarycotter, post:10, topic:225287"]
Catholic90 - I am baffled and intrigued by your statement that you let your children in grade 5 research something on the internet.
I do not see the difference between letting them do this on the internet doing this from the text books that we supply them with.
In your opinion what are they missing by not doing research on the internet?
My fear is addiction issues on their parts, and basically unsupervised computer time. The internet has a very dark side - ie pornography which it is dangerous for young boys to encounter.
Well, I teach in a Catholic School. Each student must write several smaller essays of different topics throughout the year, ending with a longer essay on a topic of their choosing which they must have researched. They must learn to site the sources, and they must have both a book AND an Internet source (at least one of each).
As we all know, things change very fast, and depending on what they are writing their essays on, the Internet has much more up to date information than a book.
If you are afraid of porn, put a filter on your computer or make the computer centrally located so you can see what they are doing at all times. Install a time limit. They can each play for ______ time each day.