The kids who come on in very regularly to use our comps have been exploring what else they can do on the web. While on Bebo the other day one girl wanted to add a brick to the wall but needed to verify her email. I helped her set up a hotmail account and she was away, able to do more on her Bebo.
The following day she was checking out her email when an adult member of the community sat down to use the computer next to her and noticed she had a Hotmail. He then proceeded to show her how she could write to her blog (that is provided with her hotmail account) so that the whole world can read it. With her eyes wide she wrote a story about what she had been doing that day and published it to the web.
Rachel, Carterton Library