A Library Guide for Parents
Kids Online: A Library Guide for Parents
• Library resources
In the library
• Online resources
Reviews of apps, websites and more
• Smart and safe online
Internet safety for kids
• Help/contact Info
The library offers many electronic resources
that you can access with your library card . . .
e-books and more for kids
MORE ONLINE RESOURCES
Kahn Academy is a free non-profit site for learning math and other academic subjects. Instructional videos and self-paced learning from kindergarten to calculus.
Media Reviews for Parents
Common Sense Media provides independent age-based ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music
More resources for reviews and best of lists for apps and other media for children
Websites geared to
children from birth - age 14, selected by the
American Library Association
SAFE AND SMART ONLINE
Google Safety Center for Families
Information about how to use Google
safety features for families, such as the following tip. . .
On the Google search page, under settings (lower left). Turn on SafeSearch to filter sexually explicit content from your search results.
KidRex is a search engine for young kids.
In addition to reviews, Common Sense Media helps families understand and navigate the problems and possibilities of raising children in the digital age.
Online Search Tips for Kids
Here's an example of what you can find on the Common Sense Media Parents Concerns webpage.
This video show how to help kids learn to be savvy internet searchers.
KIDS ONLINE: A LIBRARY GUIDE FOR PARENTS - REVIEW:
• Library resources:
• In the library: computers and ipads for kids
• Electronic resources: e-books, homework help, encyclopedias
and other research sources
• Online resources:
• Learning online: Kahn Academy is a good free place to start
• Reviews of apps, websites and more: Common Sense Media
is the largest, but other sites offer best of lists and award winning media
• Smart and safe online:
• Internet safety for kids: use Google's search settings or a kid friendly browser
• Parenting - Common Sense Media also offers guidance for parenting/tech
• Help/contact Info:
• Six ways to contact a librarian, so ask away!
Please use Google Chrome to obtain the best export results.
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