It’s impossible to talk about the internet without thinking of search engines and how they have completely changed our lives in the last couple of decades.
Whether it’s looking for a home baking recipe, finding out the meaning of an unfamiliar word or searching for a news article on a hot topic, our first instinct is to type the terms into our web browser and instantly have access to an almost limitless fountain of knowledge. Gone are the days when we would have to rely on an old family cookbook or a heavy hard-cover dictionary, or had to take a trip to the closest newsstand. Searching for things online is fast, free and seamless.
But how can we make sure that children make the most out of the inexhaustible sources of knowledge, while doing all we can to protect them from unsafe or upsetting content they may be exposed to when searching for things on the internet?
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