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Connecting Kids & the Web: A Handbook for Teaching Internet Use and Safety

Magazine article MultiMedia Schools

Connecting Kids & the Web: A Handbook for Teaching Internet Use and Safety

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Connecting Kids & the Web: A Handbook for Teaching Internet Use and Safety by Allan C. Benson. Neal-Schuman Publishers, 100 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013 [www.neal-schuman.com]. 2003. 346 pp. ISBN: 1-55570-460-3. Softcover, $59.95 (includes CD-ROM).

Safety, Searching, and Ethics for Kids and Teachers on the Web

Consider the Reference Shelf a professional "how-to" resource. In each issue, we will take a critical view of materials that discuss how to introduce and integrate technology in the schools. Materials selected for review may include books, magazines, directories, videos, Internet resources, or electronic media. Suggestions for reviews should be addressed to Jean Reese, whose address appears at the end of this section.

At first I thought this book focused on safety issues and teaching kids how to be safe on the Web. While there is a small section on safety issues, the main focus is on teaching about great Web resources, and, in this way, kids will be "safe" on the Internet. The book is divided into five sections: "Part I: Web Basics Parents, Teachers, and Librarians Need to Know"; "Part II: How to Introduce Young Learners to the Web"; "Part III: Creating Web Fun for all Ages"; "Part IV: Ready to Go Web Learning Activities for all Ages"; and "Part V: How to Make Teens Web Masters. …

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