Item description for Family Friendly Web Sites for Kids by Valerie Petro...
As a teacher, student and Christian mother of a computer-literate teenager, Valerie Petro understands well the attraction, as well as the danger, of allowing children access to the Internet. Surfing the web can inspire young minds, ignite creativity and introduce tolerance of different cultures, just as easily as it can result in fruitless hours of mindless searching, or at worst, exposure to age-inappropriate material.
In collaboration with her daughter, Lauren, Petro has compiled a selection of places on the Internet that are safe, fun and educational. The best of these sites are thoroughly reviewed, rated and categorized by age, with icons providing guidance at a glance. Each entry consists of a comprehensive description of content, information on commercial content or links, and advice on plug-ins such as RealPlayer and Apple QuickTime.
Includes a glossary of computer and internet-related terms, "Rules of the Road" for young web surfers, technical information for both Mac and PC users, information on both the Child Online Privacy Act and software filters that limit access to inappropriate material.
-Glossary of computer terms
-"Rules of the Road" for young web surfers
-Kid tested and approved
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Well over 100 web URLs with suggested age ranges Sep 18, 2001
In a day when public internet access is increasingly available in libraries, schools, and even shopping malls, a book like Valerie Petro and Lauren Marley's Family-Friendly Web Sites For Kids comes in handy even for those who don't yet own a personal computer! Compiled by Valerie Petro, a teacher and the Christian mother of a computer-literate teenager, Family-Friendly Web Sites For Kids features well over 100 web URLs with suggested age ranges, content summaries, and concise reviews that note whether sites contain advertisements, outside links, languages, etc. There is also a glossary of internet terms, from "adobe acrobat file" to "virus" and "worm", which will prove useful to young and old internet amateurs alike. Family-Friendly Web Sites For Kids is an excellent and "user friendly" resource for getting the family's feet wet in the exciting World Wide Web.