Fostering in a digital world: the challenges
Technology is part of children and young people’s lives and it is here to stay.
Children are going online at an earlier age and spending increasing amounts of time indulged in the vast digital treasure cove. Challenges arise as children learn digital skills before they learn important life skills.
For all its benefits, the internet can also present risks, particularly to looked after children and young people, some of whom may be particularly vulnerable.