Growing up, going online..
Me naming each object I took out while cleaning the fridge, and Elena repeating them with a baby lisp…Eggsh, Tomatoess, Butterl, Juice, Papa’s Juice…noooooo..it is called Beeeeeerl
When did she learn that?
I stand corrected.
Cut to present…
She is just feeling her way around a keyboard, playing games, and asks if I can create an email account for her…
I see she is online and ping her with a cheery Hi!
My chat window blinks:
Elena: … the red circle with a bar means I am busy. I can’t chat with you now.
Loverna: Your Internet time is up, please log off
Her status changes to offline.
And I am really not sure whether she’s offline or “ invisible”
Am I being “Hyper” in feeling scared and wondering what next and deciding to supervise her net activity more actively, to talk about the need to chat only with “approved” friends?
And then I read this article on what can happen to any kid:
It’s on us to keep our children safe, and if I need to get hyper, then I’ll do that too…..