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Leona O'Neill: Kids need confidence building on the internet, not blanket bans

Psychologists have convincingly made the case for restricting young children's internet access yet surely children need to be familiar with the web and forewarned about its dangers in order to navigate it safely, writes Leona O'Neill

Why not give them the armour to survive in what can often be a hostile online world, teach them how to protect themselves?
LAST week the news was awash with statements from a top psychiatrist, warning parents not to give their primary-school-age children mobile phones. Dr Jon Goldin, vice-chairman of the Royal College of[...]

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