Lucy's Web

6 Short Stories About Staying Safe Online

Children - Educational
110 Pages
Reviewed on 10/09/2016
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Author Biography

Charles Conway is an Internet safety consultant with Clear as Crystal Training based in Wrexham, and an associate member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS).

Working with local authorities, National charities, schools, community groups and independent fostering agencies around the UK Charles has helped many parents, carers, teachers and social workers to "bridge the gap" between what they know about the Internet and related technologies, and what the children in their care know.

Charles' latest titles, Lucy's Web and Steve's Web - Operation: Stay Safe Online are his first forays into the world of stories for children and aim to present important online safety messages to younger readers in an age-appropriate, non-threatening way.

Charles has twice been shortlisted for the prestigious Nominet Internet Award for "Making the Internet Safer" alongside such organisations as the BBC, E-Crime Wales, BeatBullying and The Vodafone Parents Guide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Lucy’s Web: 6 Short Stories About Staying Safe Online by Charles Conway is a book of short stories in which Lucy is learning to use the internet. The book tells readers how to use the internet safely through the stories of eleven-year-old Lucy, and how to stay safe online. The stories are helpful in recognizing some of the common problems that internet users face. Lucy’s stories are explanatory so readers will understand internet safety, and parents will also become more aware of what to look out for when their kids are online.

All the stories are engaging and entertaining and they are of the right length so that readers do not get bored yet get what the author is trying to convey. It’s an excellent book for all parents, educators, counselors, caretakers, and social workers to guide children who are using the internet. Lucy’s experiences while using the internet are relatable and children will be able to connect well with what she is trying to explain. Internet safety is of prime importance, especially for kids so that they do not get lured to the wrong things online, and this book is a good tool to understand that.

The stories are informative and educational tools and it is a must-read for parents and children alike. It’s a good bedtime storybook and can be used for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. These stories are good in starting a discussion in the classroom and having stimulating conversations that will help children to be more aware and cautious while online.

Jenny Porter

My daughter really enjoyed this book and it's helped her to understand about keeping her self safe when she online. I lent it to her teacher to use in class.