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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.