What are they?
A blog (which is an abbreviation of weblog) is a personal website that can be easily updated. Blogs usually look like online diaries, but can include pictures and videos.
How do they work?
Anyone can blog, and there are countless websites that provide tools to do so. Blogs are often free to set up and use, but may charge for more advanced features.
Why are blogs useful?
Blogs are a great way of keeping up with friends and reading about the interesting lives and opinions of other people. Good blogs often include useful links to sites of shared interest.
What do you need to keep in mind if your children are blogging?
Explain to your child that whatever they write represents them and can be seen by anyone online. They should always consider the repercussions of publishing information. If they don't want you to read their blog, then you may have something to worry about.