Kids and the Net: The Problems & the Opportunities
Date & Time
Monday, April 21
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration starts at 8:45 a.m.
Cuyahoga County Public Library
2111 Snow Road
Non-library staff from member's organizations
Fee includes materials and coffee
Deadline: April 14
This combination lecture/laboratory will enable children’s and young adult librarians to explore the wide variety of Internet resources for kids and teens, as well as provide an understanding of the intellectual freedom and censorship issues related to kids’ access to the Net/WWW.
is an Internet trainer and librarian. She is the author of K-12 Resources on the Internet (Library Solutions Press, 1996), and co-author of Using the WWW and Creating Home Pages (Neal-Schuman, 1996), and is the “Surf For” columnist for School Library Journal. Gail has presented workshops throughout the United States and Canada, and is active in ALA, currently serving as editor of the LITA Newsletter
Public and school librarians, teachers, selectors of children’s materials, and academic librarians who work with education majors. Participants should have some experience with mouse usage.
Learn about the wide variety of Web sites for kids of all ages and explore these sites in a hands-on setting
You’ll be able to provide parents and home schoolers with “safe” sites where their kids can learn and have fun
Discover on line projects that kids can participate in, whether home schooled or in your library after school
World Wide Web basics
Projects for kids and teens
Homework help sites, current events and fun stuff on the Web
Discussion of Censorship, intellectual freedom and privacy issues including Acceptable Use Policies and blocking software
Plenty of hands-on practice locating kids’ sites!