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Based on a document prepared by Nancy Kranich
Chair, American Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee
Last revised March 19, 2004

Reports & Publications | Guides to Cyberspace for Parents and Children

Reports and Publications

Guides to Cyberspace for Parents and Children

  • American Library Association/American Association for School Libraries, To Filter or Not: The Pros and Cons of Using Parental Control Software
  • American Library Association/Association for Library Service to Children, Great Web Sites for Kids
  • Children's Partnership, A Parent's Guide to Online Kids, (Santa Monica, CA: The Children's Partnership, 2006)
  • Children's Partnership, Parent's Guide to the Information Superhighway, [available in English, Spanish and Italian] (Santa Monica, CA: The Children's Partnership, 1998)
  • GetNetWise, this site is a project of the Internet Education Foundation that provides many resources for families including guidelines and links to educational and entertaining Internet sites appropriate for kids.
  • NetSafeKids: A Resource for Parents
    NetSafeKids provides practical information and tips on types and sources of sexually explicit content, ways that inappropriate material can reach children and teens, the threat of cyberstalking, the pros and cons of filtering and monitoring tools, and other issues involving Internet safety.
  • NetSmartz.org
    NetSmartz is an Internet safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America that uses the latest technology to create high-impact educational activities for even the most tech-savvy kids of any age group.
  • SafeKids.org, Internet safety and civility advice and tools.
  • Social networking sites, (OnGuard Online, September 2007).
  • Stay Safe Online, Microsoft and Boys and Girls of America created a 15-minute kid-friendly animated program to help children make smart choices about the use of Internet chat rooms, e-mail and online behavior. Hosted by Shaquille O’Neal.
  • Wired Safety Web site
  • U. S Department of Justice, There's One More Talk You Need to Have
    The Department of Justice Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section's Chief, Martha Stansell-Gamm wrote this article that was published by Newsweek regarding the need for parents to find out what their children are doing online and to teach their children how to be good citizens on the NET.(Washington, DC: US Department of Justice, 2003)
  • Yahooligans, Safe Surfing with Your Family, (Sunnyvale, CA: Yahoo)

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