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Foster Care and the Dangers of Online Technology


CHAPTER 1: A Digital World


Computers, cell phones, and the internet have


transformed the world we live in, allowing us to be ‘connected’ at all times, wherever we are. Cell phones enable us to talk on the move, and texting has caught on across the globe. Children today do not believe that they can live without one. Long gone are the days of slow hand written letters and expensive international phone calls, especially for today’s tech-savvy youth. Emails, texts, SKYPE, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and instant messaging have transformed communication. Regardless of where you are in the world and the time of day, we can now communicate with each other in real time, even speaking face to face through the wonderful use of videochat services like SKYPE.


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