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DK Findout Search site with good information and excellent illustrations. There are also videos and information galleries. From Dorling Kindersley. No ads.
The Virtual Middle School Library Directory of sites for middle school students and their teachers and parents. No ads.
Infoplease An online almanac, encyclopedia, and dictionary. This site also has a daily almanac, breaking
news, and fun stuff. Many annoying ads.
FactMonster Online dictionary, encyclopedia and almanac. Also homework help and some fun and games links.
From Information Please. Many annoying ads.
Great Sites for Kids Directory of web sites for students, parents, and teachers compiled by the Association for Library Service for Children. No ads, but with a limited number of sites.
KidsSites.Com A rather limited number of sites, but the ones included are good ones. Ads.
Google Go to the settings and turn on safe search. I find better results using Google than in using these sites which offer a "safe search". Google seems to have fewer ads than they do.
Bing Bing has safe search settings.
Kiddle Kiddle is a Google search engine for kids. It seems to be free of pornography, but there are, of course, Google ads at the top of the results list. The results page has illustrations, and it is possible to search for images, videos, and news. There is also a kpedia which is a kiddle encyclopedia. This may your best bet for a safe search site. Kiddle uses Google safe search but is not affliated with Google.
KidzSearch This search engine seems to be pornography free, but ads are on the top of the results page.
Sweet Search This is a search engine which searches sites which have been approved by researchers. The number of ads at the top of the results has increased. The results screen is rather cluttered, and it is very easy to get directed to Finding Dulcinea which is the parent of the Sweet Search site. The reading level of the articles retrieved was rather high. This site has Google ads.
Fun Brain Lots of fun (and educational) games for students in grades K - 8. Many ads.
Enchanted Learning Education, crafts, and games for the K-6 set. I only found one ad per page.
PBS Kids Fun for the preschool set. No ads.
NetSmartz Online safety information for kids, teens, parents, educators, and law enforcement agencies.
Stop Bullying.gov Information on cyberbullying from the US government.
A Parents' Guide to Facebook By Ellie Collier, 2017.
A Parents' guide to You Tube and Internet Streaming for Kids A good guide by Aviva Zacks, January 1, 2019
Growing Wireless Many wireless networks provide means for parents to control their children's use. There is also quite a bit of information on how to teach children the safe use of wireless.
Media Smarts An extensive site with information for children, parents and teachers. The information provided deals with all forms of the
media. By the Canadian Centre for Digital and Media Literacy
Get Safe Online Information about protecting your computer, your identity, and your business information while online.
Stay Safe Online There is information here about child safety
on the net, and there is also very important information about guarding your computer from viruses and hacker attacks. Try
taking the self test to find out how well prepared your computer is.
Kid's Online Safety Articles for both parents and kids. This site is by the Federal Trade Commission.
Kids and Mobile Phones Information from the Federal Trade Commission
Childnet An international group working to promote online safety. There is information here for young people, parents, and teachers.
Common Sense Media Reviews of TV, web sites, books, and music. Also, this site has articles on media use and abuse.
Entertainment Software Review Board Check here for ratings of game software.
How Much Money Does Your Child Spend Playing Video Games? Information from the entertainment Software Review Board on controlling or preventing spending.
Please address any comments, additions, or corrections to Linda Bertland, retired school
librarian, at email@example.com.