Considerations on blogging for children
It was an evening like many others after a day of intense work and a moment of relax at the gym. With Thomas we have a ritual, every evening we take a look at the statistics of his blog. He’s been blogging since end of April. Last night I noticed an external link coming in from a blog – it was from blogosfere featuring a post with the screenshot of Tommy blog ! I just couldn’t believe it.
Blogosfere learned about the blog from Panorama – at page 24 of this week between an article on Bill Gates and on on bullies, there are a few lines on the baby blogger Thomas Achille who was in 2 minds about buying himself a WII or a new LCD monitor and was asking for advice.
Well I thought there would be more children making their first experience with blogs and blogging but I can see I was wrong. In Technorati a search for children bloggers only Thomas showed up, although I know there are many young ones out there in the world, even younger than Thomas and probably doing a better job.
Leaving aside my satisfaction I have noticed Thomas is (almost always) careful about the way he writes, and thinks about what his next post is going to be about. He has his (little) responsibility.
Thomas is a big talker – one that you throw out the front door and will crawl back through your window, one who doesn’t take no for an answer if he wants a yes.
It’s a real pleasure to watch children learn – they are fast and intuitive, no mental barriers or political stands: if they take a liking, it’s a game and become very passionate about it.
To be honest, I really hope he continues.
I’ve heard contrasting opinions on exposure of children to computers and computer technology – what do you think about it ?