The Internet is both a gift and a curse. It’s an unparalleled tool for learning and ever since getting my first PC a little over a decade ago, it’s completely changed my life, improving it in a myriad of ways. On the other hand, the Internet has also shown me things that I can never unsee. For the latter reason, it isn’t the safest place for children, especially those with disorders such as autism.

Thankfully, an organization called Autism Expressed is looking to teach autistic children how to use the Internet in a safe and effective way. Kids with autism will learn how to perform web searches, differentiate between spam and legitimate content, and exercise the right amount of caution while browsing online. Eventually they’ll learn the ins and outs of social media and be allowed to create their own social networking accounts. The service is already in use in various schools and clinics and Autism Expressed hopes to expand even further.

via Tech Crunch

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