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First generation of Filipino kids on the net

Noemi, whose daughter Lauren is the first Filipino blogger, reminisces about a 1997 meeting of some of the earliest Filipino kids on the internet–a time when parents were concerned about the (possible) negative impact of the internet on children's intellectual growth and social skills. Today, she views the internet as a tool that gives our kids “the advantage of being exposed to global thinking, varied ethnicities, cultures and religion which they might not have learned in the classroom” and so long as parents take on a hands-on role, set time limits and create a balance of healthy activities for their children, our kids will do just fine.

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