[Air-l] Internet and fun/joy/pleasure (Terri He)

Derek McMillan derekmcmillan1951 at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jul 5 14:02:45 PDT 2005

As a teacher in a school in the UK, I find that the main perception of my
pupils is of the internet as a source of fun. A large percentage (I can find
out exact figures if this is of use to you) perceive the internet as a safe
place to play and only see the "stranger danger" as a result of parental
input. The parental input is usually based on a fear and lack of knowledge
about the internet and media moral panic rather than an experienced danger
to their children.

In fact a lot of pupils are simply using MSN or Yahoo messenger to
communicate with known friends rather than to communicate with total

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