Lucy’s Web is a book of short stories following 11 year old Lucy as she learns to use the Internet to keep in touch with her friends and have fun. Lucy’s dream is to become a famous video blogger and earn a trillion pounds a year, but she has a long way to go! Lucy’s Dad says that he hopes her stories will help your children to spot some of the common pitfalls that they might encounter while using the Internet and learn a little bit about how to keep themselves safe online. Lucy says that’s great, very noble and all that but she really hopes that her readers enjoy the stories and have fun along the way. This special first edition contains a bonus story from the next book in the series “Steve’s Web”, in which Lucy’s friend Steve, inspired by Lucy, decides to share his own online adventures.
About the Author: Charles Conway is an Internet Safety trainer working with schools, parents, foster carers and childcare professionals to help them keep themselves and their families safe online.
Notes for Parents: This book will introduce your child to Internet Safety themes in a safe, non-threatening, age-appropriate way. The author recommends that you may wish to read these stories with your children to stimulate conversations about similar situations in which they, or their friends, may have found themselves
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.
What people are saying about Charles’ work:
“I like to think I’m relatively aware and ‘tech-savvy’ when it comes to online safety and privacy, but I still found much new and useful information in I can’t keep up! and I recommend it to all parents and those with responsibility for keeping children safe online.” – Angela Boothroyd (English language teacher and mum of 3)
“[Scammers, Spammers & Social Engineers is] An excellent book for new and existing business owners – can you afford not to read it?” – Nicola Scowen (MD of Women in Debt)