ALA: Sites for Parents & Caregivers
Online safety rules and suggestions, Designed-for-Children Search Engines, and additional ALA sites for parents, children, and librarians.
Award Winning Books
Links to lists of award winning books and reviews of books.
Catholic Parents Online
Founded to build a network of faithful, dynamic, and informed parents, students, and alumni, committed to working with Catholic schools and other programs of education to ensure the authentic teaching and protection of the Catholic Faith.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.
US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT): Cyber Security Tips
Cyber Security Tips describe and offer advice about common security issues for non-technical computer users.
The Children's Partnership: Parents' Online Resource Center Check out the Parents' Guide to the Information Superhighway
Computer Virus and Hoax Information
Have you received the latest e-mail going around that warns you of dangerous situations or computer viruses? Before you forward it on to a friend check to see if it is a hoax or a real threat. Make sure that your computer is protected with anti-virus software and kept up to date to protect from viruses. Connect for Kids: Guidance for Grown-ups
This Web site offers a place on the Internet for adults—parents, grandparents, educators, policymakers and others—who want to become more active citizens, from volunteering to voting with kids in mind.
Discovery School: Parents Guide
Discovery Education offers a wide variety of free family resources that you can trust to provide high quality, relevant material for you and your children. We invite you to take a look at our family activities, contests and a wealth of other resources that are vetted by Discovery Education and uniquely designed with parents in mind.
The Internet offers kids many opportunities for learning, constructive entertainment, and personal growth. At the same time, parents are concerned about the risks kids face online. The challenge for parents is to educate themselves and their children about how to use the Internet safely. GetNetWise can help.
An award-winning Federal Web site, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,800 health-related organizations.
The largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. It provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use. KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents - each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources - all original and all developed by experts in the health of children and teens.
The mission of this site is to empower people to manage their health. It provides useful and up-to-date information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of Mayo Clinic. A team of Web content producers, editors, multimedia and graphics producers, interactive developers, health educators, nurses, doctors, and scientists produces this site.
Movie and Entertainment Reviews
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) web site has reviews for movies and family videos.
Educational resource from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Discusses various Internet safety topics.
Parents Television Council (PTC)
The PTC aims to provide parents with the tools they need to make informed television viewing decisions. They monitor primetime television shows on broadcast TV and review many PG and G rated movies, write a short summary and log all content that could be considered questionable by parents.
A team of professionals at the Girls and Boys Town National Resource and Training Center brings Parenting.org to you. They specialize in training, consulting, and researching parenting practices that will help you and others like you deal with the day-to-day care taking, guidance, and development of your child.
The National SAFE KIDS Campaign is the first and only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury — the number one killer of children ages 14 and under.
Talk With Kids
This Web site offers practical, concrete tips and techniques for talking easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about some very tough issues.
WiredKids.org: Parents Index
WiredKids, they share the secrets kids have shared with them...what they are doing and how to keep them safer while they do it. Whether you are looking for safe sites, or tips about where kids post personal information without realizing it, whether you are seeking a place for your kids to be able to learn about online safety and responsible surfing or looking for a safe chat environment...you've found it.
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