Sparta: our kids online

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Athens means thoughtful education. Rob Tucker argues Sparta would serve our children better.

I liked his post more and more as I read it. Especially the last paragraph.

My kids are 5 and 7. They see their teacher show them a youtube movie (some children song or so) at school and they (at least the oldest one) know darn well how to find that exact video back at home behind the computer.

They’re wandering freely on the Internet. I cannot monitor everything, though both me and my wife watch the screen regularly when they’re busy: the computer is in the living room. But still: they wander freely online. We’re not letting them roam that freely outside our house. (“Don’t cross the busy road!”)

So: yes, I want my kids to be smart, resilient, clever and resourceful. Especially online.

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