On the Internet Read-Along

  • Illustrated By: Jane Heinrichs
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:Internet safety, early conversations, online awareness, digital citizenship, technology, online bullying
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  • Pub Date:02/19/2019
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 6-8
  • Lexile:NC990L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:P
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On the Internet: Our First Talk About Online Safety introduces children to the basics of online safety in a story-based, conversational style.

Using real-world examples set within the context of a child who is using the Internet for the first time and watching an older sibling interact with social media, Dr. Roberts takes readers through several common scenarios around parental supervision, online bullying and anonymity. She also includes examples of people who use the Internet to make the world a better place. On the Internet addresses common safety concerns in a child-centered way and offers easy-to-understand rationales as to why it's important to maintain boundaries online just as in real life.

"Caregivers may find this useful as a starting point."
– Kirkus Review
"All children and parents will find this book useful; whether they use the internet or not. It's good to be informed."
– Resource Links
"Start[s] a conversation, for both children and caregivers, about navigating the online waters. Recommended."
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“This book should be required reading for all children, not just children who are beginners…The advice offered in this book is of universal importance and the book should be part of all elementary school curriculum.”

– Must Read Literature: K thru YA