Summary Of Let Kids Run Wild Online

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In the article “ Let Kids Run Wild Online”, Boyd describes the situation in which many parents currently find themselves in at an age of a technology-soaked world. Many parents are constantly contemplating the pros and cons of letting kids run free on the internet or retaining their freedom from being involved in the world. However the various pros that outweigh the cons, such as developing reliable communication skills definitely suggest kid should be able to explore the internet without having many limitations. Many would say Boyd surely has a strong point within this article. Due to our world relying on technology, kids should definitely be allowed to navigate the internet at a level of high trust and support to an agreeable extent. …show more content…

However, the positive outcomes of these learning experiences definitely outweigh any of their concerns. Home studies have proved that the more restrictions are applied to a kids life, the risk of them rebelling increases.One can argue that experencing the world hands on may be more dangerous than experiencing the world throughout social media. Allow kids to navigate the internet and the world without restrictions means allowing them to explore, develop skills, and find their identity. Because kids are restricted from experiencing the outside world through the internet this could increase the possible for them wanting to experience it hands on, possibly meaning the kid may sneak out. If put this together, a kid sneaking out has far more physically dangerous consequences. Along sneaking out the adolescent could fracture a boy part or possible face a life threatening situation. On the other hand, if the adolescent is permitted to roam the internet freely they will be aware of more situations at a safer …show more content…

Although there is a chance that they may face violent strangers, cruel peers. and/or pictures, these situations will help them develop important skills to face the more dangerous world. It had been proven study that tracking, monitoring, and blocking will prevent children from developing the skills they need in order to manage complex social situations, assess risks and get help when they’re in need of it. In addition, it may help bring the relationship between parent and child closer, it will assure them that you entrust them as an adult to make the correct decisions. This may encourage your children to keep your trust which leads to making the correct decisions. However, we must also keep in mind that they are humans as well and they will make mistakes at certain points in life. As Boyd says, “Protecting” kids undermine the learning that teens need to do as they come of age in a technological world. To back up this point, she uses the example of a community relying on technology to a safe extent. She explains that the safest neighborhoods were those not relying on restricted surveillance or keeping everyone restricted but became successful due to everyone's willingness to be involved within the technology at a humane extent. She also ensures the readers that technology is the definition of freedom plus communication to a

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