The Librarian's Guide
Great Web Sites for Kids
The Internet, World Wide Web, information superhighway, and cyberspace are all words used to describe an exciting and fun learning tool that continues to offer families and children access to a wide variety of information.
At the touch of a keyboard or screen, at the click of a mouse or by voice command, it is possible to view a copy of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address or today’s breaking news. Children can find assistance with their science projects, watch a movie trailer, or send electronic messages by e-mail, instant messages, or chat, to a friend across the street, in another town, or another country.
Using this technology wisely with your children will help keep them safe and provide fun and educational experiences for the whole family.
Since the sheer volume of places to go and things to do online can be overwhelming, parents and children might need help finding the most useful and appropriate information on the Internet. Librarians are experts at selecting, organizing, and categorizing information, making it easier for you and your children to use. Today, librarians are applying those same skills to cyberspace so that you and your child can make the most of the vast resources the Internet offers.
We hope that these tips and guidelines will help you and your children enjoy the benefits of the Internet. Remember: It’s not the technology, but how it is used that makes a difference in a child’s life.