Monday, November 07, 2005
fear and trembling
More like trepidation. So, now many of you have discovered the W children have created their own blogs. I wasn't sure - still not entirely convinced of the value - but I can see the potential for good things. We have set some groundrules. We will practice our writing skills and use it as a teaching opportunity. Already both of them are keen to write. My good husband likes to point out the accessibility the laptop gives students. Fair enough. They also see both Thomas and myself reading and posting. Reading is always a good thing. Learning to write well and self edit are good skills to learn also.
I am concerned about self- censorship. I think is is important we guard our "tongues" or rather our " fingers". Once you write something and post it, it is there for the world to see and you are hardpressed to remove it. Do my children understand the full implications of all they say? For that matter do I?
I am also concerned about who posts to my children's blogs, so may I be so bold to ask you my community of brothers and sisters to also watch over my children with me.
If you see something that concerns you - by all means call us, (either Thomas or myself) on it. You know where to find us.