a place to start
for teens (and pre-teens)

the rules

my promise

I will not give out personal information about myself over the internet.  This includes my real name, address, phone number, my picture, the names of anybody in my family, my parents' work phone or address or my school.

I will never agree to get together with someone I have met over the internet.  I will always remember that the cute, fun kid I am chatting with or e-mailing may really be a warty, balding, old man (or woman)!

I will not respond to any messages I receive that are mean or in any way make me uncomfortable.  I will talk to my parents or a librarian if I receive anything that is threatening in ANY way.

I will follow the library's rules when using the computers at the library.

Modified from "My Rules for Online Safety" in the Child Safety on the Information Highway brochure; Lawrence J. Magid;   National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

encyclopedias

InfoPlease


Wikipedia/Funk_&_Wagnalls

 

Books and Authors

ALA Young Adult book list/book award
Scholastic Website
BookHive
Special Kids, Special Books
Fiction for Math and Science
Fiction Told from Multiple Viewpoints
Romantic Fiction for Boys
Informational Sites

Career Voyages
Young Adult Librarian's Help/Homepage
National Geographic Online
About the Human Internet:Kids
iEmily (the place for girl's health)
SafetyEd International

Directories and Search Pages

Kids' Search Tools
the Internet Public Library Youth Division
KidsClick: Worlds of Web Searching
Yahooligans

 

Fun Stuff

Comics Page
Holidays on the Web
Games on Yahoo

TV Stuff

TV Guide
PBS
nickelodeon
mtv