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kIDSafe Links

Online Safety for Children  | Parental Controls & Software | Ratings Organizations | Kidsafe links

This site provides links to information about Internet safety for children. Included are organizations devoted to this issue, reviews and ratings of software solutions as well as explanations of when, how and which tools to use. Also included is a starter list of recommended kid safe sites.


Online Safety for Children (Organizations & Info)

Netparents
http://www.netparents.org

 Safety tips and information for children and parents are among the resources at this useful site.

Cyberangels
http://www.cyberangels.org

The "Largest Internet Safety Organizations since 1995" provides excellent resources and site assessment.

Safekids.org
http://www.safekids.com/child_safety.htm

Check out the Child Safety brochure written for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children by Larry Magid, Los Angeles Times columnist.

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Parental Controls and Software Solutions
(filtering, blocking, browsers and ISP solutions)

Netguards: Parental Filtering Software
http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/features/
utilities99/parfilt01.html

Useful review of several software packages.

 
Figuring Out Filters: A Quick Guide to Help Demystify Them

http://206.236.152.83/articles/articles/
19980201_5733.asp

Article appearing in School Library Journal, Feb. 1, 1998. Although written for librarians, this well know expert on filtering provides clearly explains how filtering softwares work.

Parental Controls (WorldVillage)
http://www.worldvillage.com/wv/school/html/
control.htm

A comprehensive listing of software including Web browsers and filtering/blocking utilities.

Internet Safety Software (About.com)
http://familyinternet.about.com/home/
familyinternet/msub04.htm

From the Family Internet Guide at About.com

Parental Controls from Safekids.com
http://www.safekids.com/filters.htm

Excellent chart of filtering software and comprehensive listing of ISP's (Internet Service Providers) that offered filtered content.

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Ratings Organizations

RSACI
http://www.rsac.org/ratingsv01.html

The Recreational Software Advisory Council on the Internet provides a ratings system based on PICS* that may be used with a Web broswer such as Internet Explorer or Netscape

SafeSurf
http://www.safesurf.com/

The "Original Internet Rating system" provides a ratings system based on PICS* that may be used with a Web broswer such as Internet Explorer or Netscape

 * PICS - the Platform for Internet Content Selection Standard

Kidsafe links

700+ Great Sites
http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/
amazing.html

" Amazing Spectacular Mysterious Colorful web sites for kids and the Adults who care for them."  An excellent resource! information for parents, teachers as well as recommendations of kid safe sites.

 

Jean Armour Polly's 100 Great Sites in Ten Categories
http://www.netmom.com/ikyp/samples/
hotlist.htm

From the author of "The Internet Kids and Family Yellow Pages"

CyberMoms' Approved Links (by age and subject)
http://www.cyberangels.org/cybermoms/links.htm
Gateway to Educational Materials
http://www.thegateway.org/
simple1.html

Directory of educational sites searchable by grade level.

KidsClick!
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/

Directory of sites which may be browsed or searched by keyword. Includes information about the site and suitable grade levels.

Ask Jeeves for Kids
http://www.ajkids.com/

Easy to use search engine for children (with filtered content).

Web Searching, Sleuthing and Sifting
http://www.angelfire.com/in/virtuallibrarian/ismain.html

6+ descriptions and lessons on Web searching by Simone Leroy.

Kid's Search Tools
http://www.rcls.org/ksearch.htm

Excellent compilation of search tools for children and their parents.


Last Updated: December 18, 1999
copyright 1999-2019  Simone Leroy
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