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
Administration Building
Electronic Classroom
2111 Snow Road
Parma, Ohio
$ 50.00 CAMLS libraries
$ 75.00 Non-library staff from member's organizations
$100.00 Non-members
Fee includes materials and coffee
Deadline: April 14
Limit: 24

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.

Gail Junion-Metz 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
Intended Audience
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
    Course Content
    • 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!