Some parents may be worried of their young child becoming an active participate with technology. With the growing technology industry it has been made easier and more efficient in some cases to use technology in the class room. One of the many examples is teachers using blogs to help with learning, a great read for any teacher or parent concerning blogging with elementary students is Langwitches
Now it isn’t the best idea to give an 8 year old a computer and tell them good luck, there are some precautionary steps that you as a teacher must take to be sure the students understand what technology can do. Internet safety is something that a teacher needs to be very specific about. Children don’t always know the consequences that can be caused by something they do. There are many videos about the internet and steps to be safe on it. Showing a couple videos in class and have a little quiz or game could show you if your students are ready to take one the internet world.
One of the first step in helping ease children into blogging is to have your own blog and let the students post questions or thoughts on your post. The next step would be to have children start posting on your blog some of their own ideas to get the ball rolling for other students. Finally when the time is right have the children create their own blog. A more detailed read about steps that should be taken to start blogging is, Education World.