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February 16th 2019

Hi Owlettes

Another week has gone by but I don't really have any news this week. Richard and I have been busy and, I promise, you will see the result of all this work very soon.

I think most of you are on half-term this week so have fun, if the weather's good get outside and see you next week.

Owlbut


February 9th 2019

Hey Owlettes

It was Safer Internet Day this week just gone. I've written a few words about how my little owlettes can keep safe while using the internet and you can read it from a link on my front page.

It got me thinking a bit because the internet is a wonderful invention which allows us to do so much but, like so many inventions, it can get misused. I mean did the people who invented the aeroplane imagine that it could be used to drop bombs on innocent people? I hope not.

The brilliant scientist Albert Einstein, after he had split the atom, realised he had unleashed a terrible power on to mankind. He even said “The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking ... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.”

I think the same is true of the internet and, in particular, social media. If mankind was so worried about making money, if people weren't so cruel to others and if people didn't try to hide behind the internet and pretend to be someone they are not in order to hurt someone, then the internet would be lovely.

Of course the other thing is to realise the internet is not everything. Fun for a time, a nice way of playing a few games, keeping in touch with friends but not to be used so much that it takes over your life. Go out and do things, meet friends, have fun with friends and discover things for yourself. That way you won't end up when you're old, sitting on your sofa and asking Siri to do everything for you. Humans have evolved over thousands of years; how terrible if the next stage meant you all had no brains because someone does everything for you.

See you next week.

Owlbut


February 2nd 2019

Hey Owlettes

It's been a busy week. Richard went to a meeting this week but I had to stay at home. However, he has told me that I can announce some special news at the beginning of May.

This week our “know your continent” section moves into our fifth and penultimate country. Richard told me penultimate means last but one. I like using long words once I know what they mean. The fifth continent is Asia and there are 50 different countries we need to look at so it will take some time.

See you next week.

Owlbut
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