Friday, 15 November 2013

Books that Teach Life Lessons: INTERNET SAFETY - Guinea Pigs OnLine

As parents there are many life lessons that we need to teach our children. Some of these are difficult to approach, or need to be tackled as and when the need arises with the opportunity for planning or discussion.  This is when books can come into their own, as a children’s book whether it be a novel or picture book can have the life lessons that the children need but dealt with in sympathetic ways that they’ll understand.





On this post I'm going to talk about a book that my seven year old is reading, ‘Guinea Pigs on Line’ by Jennifer Gray and Amanda Swift’ with fantastic funny illustrations by Sarah Horne and published by Quercus. Now this book is about Guinea Pigs, Fuzzy and Coco who have adventures when their owners are working that develop out of them surfing the web.

So what, life lesson cold the stories of technical savy rodents possibly teach our kids?


Well, it actually deals with a rather topical lesson, INTERNET SAFETY. My husband works for an educational computer company, so we have many discussions on safeguarding children on the web. The problem is that children know the rules but they don’t understand them. They KNOW, not to talk to strangers on the street. BUT they don’t understand the same applies online. They know not to tell strangers where they live, but they will post photographs or their houses for all to see. The internet seems safe, protected by a screen, and it’s this lesson that children need to learn, that it’s not safe, however at the same time, you don’t want to scare them.

In Guinea Pigs Online, co-authors, Jennifer and Amanda manage to slip this essential life lesson into the story, with action peril, humour, and most avoid making it preachy. It happen in chapter four, one of the guinea pigs Fuzzy has fun away, and the other Coco is worried that he’s in danger, so she whilst trying to find clues as to where Fuzzy has gone online, she accepts a friend request from another guinea pig Renard, who offers to help her and asks for Coco address, which she gives him. Then they arrange to meet in the Copse outside her house at midnight. Of course when Coco meets him, vulnerable and alone, Renard turns out not to be a guinea pig at all but a hungry fox.

Thankfully Coco avoids becoming fox food, but her tale of naivety about internet safety and the consequences, are written in an way that digestible for children, clearly showing all of Coco mistakes and what the consequences can be without causing terror. In a world that is becoming more and more web based I’d urge any parents, teachers and careers to read this book to their children.


27 comments:

  1. This lesson helps me a lot as I always use to look for interesting topic which could enhance our mental level about education. Thank you very much!http://www.capstoneproposal.com/

    ReplyDelete
  2. A site from which you can make a better deal of connection with the girls you want. A sissy social network is a huge circle in https://www.cheapessaywritingservices.com/why-writing-cheap-essays-with-us/. You can take the help from such forums and enjoy your time with the announcement and better deals.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This particular homepage training assists me personally a great deal when i usually make use of to consider fascinating subject that could improve the psychological degree regarding training.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Their square measure as a few assets inside these nations squares measure the greatest sum changed as though they'll be used in the best way by exploitation the best data and This https://www.capstoneproject.net/our-capstone-projects/mba-capstone-project site furthermore the aptitudes then these will construct those nations enormously created.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This book seems a best one and have many perspective to read it. We should definitely check on this site if want to read this kinda stuff. Well appreciated!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. contact lens are not only for fashion but it can also protect your eyes from dust and UV radiation:: visit this site

    ReplyDelete
  7. i love to receive birthday cards specially if they are custom built birthday cards** https://www.hitechwork.com/the-types-of-social-engineering-tactics-used-by-scammers/

    ReplyDelete
  8. Once I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now each time a remark is added I get four emails with the identical comment. Is there any way you can take away me from that service? Thanks! accessibility shortcut

    ReplyDelete
  9. Now i’m left without words. This is often a outstanding weblog and incredibly alluring also. Good perform! Which is no longer in point of fact a whole lot originating from an beginner publisher like me, but it surely’s almost all I could simply say after snorkeling into your posts. Fantastic grammar and also language. No longer such as different sites. You the truth is know very well what you?re talking around as well. A lot that you just helped me want to investigate much more. The weblog offers turn out to be any stepping-stone personally, my pal. https://goodcrypto.app/what-is-liquidity-and-how-to-find-a-liquid-exchange/

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks for this post, I am a big big fan of this internet site would like to proceed updated. educationspike

    ReplyDelete
  11. My wife and i ended up being very relieved that Ervin managed to finish up his basic research from the precious recommendations he gained while using the web site. It’s not at all simplistic just to find yourself releasing information which men and women could have been making money from. So we fully grasp we have got the blog owner to appreciate for that. All of the illustrations you made, the simple web site navigation, the relationships your site aid to promote – it’s got many great, and it is leading our son in addition to our family know that the concept is fun, which is certainly truly mandatory. Thank you for all the pieces! “startup funding”

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A round of applause for your post.Thanks Again. Really Cool. เว็บตรง

      Delete
  12. I believe you have observed some very interesting points, appreciate it for the post. cyber techyt

    ReplyDelete
  13. Theses are a brilliant set of books for guinea pig lovers. They are fun stories about the adventures and mishaps they have when their owners are at work. They are very likable characters and are funny. I found this book quite boring in places but overall, I liked it quite a lot. Parts were funny and my favourite character was Coco. The age recommendation I would give this book is 5+. I would also recommend this book to Y3 and Y2 children.

    Ref : Custom essay writing services

    ReplyDelete
  14. I hope you never stop! This is one of the best blogs Ive ever read. Youve got some mad skill here, man. I just hope that you dont lose your style because youre definitely one of the coolest bloggers out there. Please keep it up because the internet needs someone like you spreading the word. techrivulet

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am curious to find out what blog system you happen to be working with? I’m experiencing some minor security issues with my latest website and I would like to find something more safeguarded. Do you have any recommendations? Lottery Sambad

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your blog has the same post as another author but i like your better.*’”,: Everest Base camp trek

    ReplyDelete
  17. By marketing in the comment box, additionally you generate back again inbound links to your webpage. These back again inbound links will very last indefinitely if they can endure webmaster moderation. This opens an avenue for potential customers generation which will final indefinitely. RGray

    ReplyDelete
  18. You can also put a chatbox on your blog for more interactivity among readers.’*.’; isc888

    ReplyDelete
  19. I’ve found your blog before, but I’ve never left a comment. Today, I thought to myself, “I should leave a comment.” So here’s my comment! Continue with the awesome work! I enjoy your articles and would hate to see them end. Buy ketamine online

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks, I have been searching for info about this subject matter for ages and yours is the best I have found so far. https://24hourhtmlcafe.com/เว็บคาสิโนออนไลน์/

    ReplyDelete

  21. Your IRS can even inform you of in the event the repay is actually postponed because the device contains issues with your levy go back. cake disposable carts

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hey mate, .This was an excellent post for such a hard subject to talk about. I look forward to seeing many more excellent posts like this one. Thanks เว็บคาสิโนออนไลน์

    ReplyDelete
  23. You were quite interesting.. But sadly I didnrrrt trust them much :/ Although I might disagree I still give you support as how confident you are on your writing lol kaufen

    ReplyDelete
  24. I am typically to blogging i truly appreciate your site content. This content has truly peaks my interest. I’m going to bookmark your internet site and keep checking for first time information. indian overseas bank net banking login

    ReplyDelete
  25. Because of this , it truly is superior you can applicable research prior to providing. It will be possible to share larger document that way.
    https://www.hysecret.com/

    ReplyDelete
  26. We are a bunch of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your web site provided us with valuable information to work on. You have done a formidable activity and our entire neighborhood will be thankful to you. sweet bonanza gacor

    ReplyDelete

What do you think?