Words are so easy and soundbites are good for the political image – but actual deeds take more effort and longer to execute. Time will tell if this Home Secretary means what he says and has the political will – courage – to keep his promise.
Meanwhile, our children and young people are growing as each day passes; not only in age – but in experiencing ever more dangerous encounters with unseen and unknown predators who remain lurking in the shadows, like the wolf in Red Riding Hood.
We need good, honest, honourable teachers – experienced and well-balanced to inform and instruct as objectively as possible. Our children and young people need people they can TRUST and that we, the community, can trust with our youngsters when it comes to ensuring they are internet savvy..
The internet is a wonderful and powerful aid if used properly, but equally – it has proved to be a double-edged sword that can be the agent of evil as well as a force for good. Like all powerful forces, it needs to be harnessed and kept under control if it is to be of potential benefit rather than a scourge.