After I wrote about Sprite’s email friends and how great it can be for gifted children to have email friends, I read some posts on Twitter which made me realize that I needed to make it clear that I know the people who are writing to Sprite IRL – In Real Life and that I am happy for her to be corresponding with them.
Jen-E-Wren is a good friend who is working on a doctoral thesis and has wise compassionate advice for Sprite.
Starfish is friend and colleague Maxine Cowie of Starjump Education for Visual Spatial Learners. Maxine will be a guest contributor giving sage advice about issues relating to visual spatial learners.
And Harry is also a friend in real life.
It is important to know who our children are in contact with while they are emailing and to keep them safe from spam, vulgarity, viruses and predators.
One solution would be to use an email service such as Kidsemail.org