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The ________________ Public Library Proudly Presents....

Don't Even Think About Going There!
A Guide To Excruciatingly Good Behavior On The Internet For
Parents + Kids = Families
 

Because the library cares about assisting you in the best possible way...and that includes using THE INTERNET...please take a moment and read our cool Internet Access Policy.

Access for Minors

And now presenting...for your enjoyment & edification...

Don't Even Think About Going There...

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7 Site for Adults...Dare To Stay Away!!

Just starting up on the Internet?  Connected at home and ready to go?  The smart thing to do is get familiar yourself...and then you can have a pleasant and meaningful time instructing, sharing and expanding your child's interests, knowledge and practical application of this terrific resource.

Here are three web sites that provide infomration on how to use the Internet safely and wisely.

America Links Up  -  http://www.americalinksup.org
America Links Up is a public awareness and  education campaign sponsored by a  broad-based coalition of non-profits,  education groups, and corporations  concerned with providing children
 with a safe and rewarding experience  online.

Parents Guide to the Internet  -  http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/internet
This web site, sponsed and prepared by the United State Department of Education, offers tips and links to parents wishing to guide and assist their families use of the Internet.

The Police Notebook: Safety on the Internet  -  http://www.ou.edu/oupd/inetmenu.htm
The University of Oklahoma Public Safety Division has put together this useful web site with Internet quides, ideas and tips...all to help families work safely on the Internet.

OPLIN - The Ohio Public Library Information Network  -  http://www.oplin.lib.oh.us
Select topic: About OPLIN
Select subtopic: OPLIN Training
Select Internet Safety for Kids
A great jumping off point for additional guides and information regarding Internet use by and for kids, adults, teens and the whole family

The World Village  -  http://www.worldvillage.com
A family friendly site designed as a starting point for fun and educational Internet excitment.

GetNetWise -  http://www.getnetwise.org
The Internet offers kids many opportunities for learning,  constructive entertainment, and personal growth. At the same time,  parents are concerned about the risks kids face online. The challenge
 for parents is to educate themselves and their children about how to  use the Internet safely. GetNetWise can help.

700 Great Sites  -  http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/amazing.html
Amazing, Spectacular, Mysterious, Colorful Web Sites for Kids and the Adults Who Care About Them!

Teens and Other Assorted Young People...
DON'T CLICK ON ANY OF THESE WEB SITES!!!

  Have a homework question?  Click on ICONNECT  -  http://www.ala.org/ICONN  and get email answers to your homework and school related questions.

Stranded ...Don't know where to start surfing the net...?

     Try this...  Web Teens  -  http://www.oplin.lib.oh.us
or this... TechnoTeens  -   http://www.technoteen.com/teen/index.html
or even this... Yahooligans  -  http://www.yahooligans.com/









 
 

IF YOU'RE NOT A TEENAGER...BUT JUST A KID
DO NOT...FOR ANY REASON...CLICK ON ANY OF THESE WEB SITES!!!

    Great Web Sites...Just For You  -  http://www.cochran.com/theodore/beritsbest

    Kids Click  -  http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!

     The Magic Schoolbus  -  http://place.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/index.htm

ALA's SELECTION CRITERIA ...or... How to tell if you are looking at a great web site  -  http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/criteria.html





FINALLY...A Contest...
Here's something for you  & the entire family can play...plus you'll get a prize when you turn it in.

1. How big will my new Dalmation puppy get?
Try...The Electronic Zoo...http://netvet.wustl.edu/e-zoo.htm

2. Is Columbus Bluejacket hockey logo character really wearing a blue jacket?  Find out at...
The Official NHL website...http://www.nfl.com

3. When can I plant my pumpkin seeds next spring?  Planting tips available at...
OHIOLine:Yard & Garden...http://ohioline.ag.ohio-state.edu/lines/hygs.html

4.  How far is it from (your town) to Salt Lake City, Utah?  Travel to...
How Far Is It...http://www.indo.com/distance

5. Anything interesting to visit in Utah?  Maybe...from:
Visiting Utah...http://www.state.ut.us

6. What's happening today?  Hot off the electronic press at...
USAToday...http://www.state.ut.us/visiting/travel.html

7.  What's happening in Dublin, Ireland?  Go global from...
Newspapers.Com...http://www.newspapers.com

8. What time is it...Really? Really find out at...
U.S. Naval Observatory...http://tycho.usno.navy.mil

9.  What, if any, planets are visible tonight?  Take a peek at...
Earth and Sky...http://earthsky.worldofscience.com

10.  Will it be cloudy or sunny tomorrow?  Come in out of the weather and check at...
Intellicast...http://www.intellicast.com or The Farmer's Almanac...http://www.almanac.com


 
 

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last updated 8/17/99