"Blogging is like putting your hand up in class and always being chosen. It's Zuckerberg meets show-and-tell. Writing solely for your teacher is one thing, but blogging with classmates is a pretty cool way to learn to respect others' opinions. And, unlike their luddite parents, they'll have technological literacy embedded in them without realising. Of course, I'm not suggesting they wander alone in cyberspace. Access to their sites must be restricted, password protected and vigilantly monitored. Parents (and teachers) need to teach appropriate ways to interact online, but surely that's as vital in the modern world as learning fractions and road safety."
Angela Mollard, 'Lost in Cyberspace', Sunday magazine, June 5 2011