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Children & the Internet

Parents Guide to Helping Kids Explore the Internet...
It is the position of the Payson Public Library that it is the responsibility of parents and/or legal guardians to monitor their child's Net Surfing.
The Internet and the world wide web contain many different kinds of materials, and links can sometimes lead you in unexpected directions. Even if your children are more comfortable using computers than you are, your involvement can help them be “street smart” on the Information Highway and ensure that their experience is a positive one.
● Explore the Internet with your child.
● If you do not know how to use it, have your child teach you or ask a librarian for help.
● Spend time with your child exploring online sites.
● Be aware that sometimes even recommended and appropriate sites will link directly or indirectly to non-appropriate sites.
● Know that there is no control over who and/or what is on the Internet.
● Be aware that you might find inappropriate material, people with bad manners, computer viruses, harassment, advertising scams, adult material, and sites you may not wish your child to visit.
● Teach your child how to be safe on the Internet.
The Payson Public Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its contents. As with other library materials, any restriction of a child's access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.
Visit The American Library Association's Library & the Internet Toolkit/Tips for Parents. Or, Safety Advice & Tools at SafeKids.com It's a good place to begin learning about and exploring the Internet. Also, The American Library Association's Great Sites for Kids provides a huge assortment of recommended sites.

EDUCATIONAL HELP & MORE!

● Great Websites For Kids Sponsored by The American Library Association (ALA) & the Assoc. for Library Service to Children.
● Ask Jeeves for Kids! Navigate the Web by asking Jeeves to find your topic.
● Book Hive Hundreds of children's book reviews. New books added monthly.
● Bugbios - Insects on the Web Everything you ever wanted to know about "Bugs"
● Discovery Education/Students Homework Help, Study Tools, Learning Adventures
● Kids Click! Great homework and general information site for grade schoolers.
● States and Capitals Everything you want to know about the 50 states and capitals " more!

FUN & GAMES!

● Hands on Crafts Learn about pottery, weaving, quilting, and basketry techniques
● PBS Kids! Music, Games, Coloring, All your favorite shows!
● Teletubbies Nursery Rhymes, Fun, Games, Print & Play

Kids Fire Information & Learning Links to Fire Education & Games