Children and the Internet: A Zen Guide for Parents and Educators

Children and the Internet: A Zen Guide for Parents and Educators

by Brendan Kehoe, Victoria A. Mixon




If you only want the best experiences for your children on-line...

For years, Brendan Kehoe's Zen and the Art of the Internet has been warmly welcoming newcomers to the Internet. Now, Kehoe has written a Zen book just for parents and educators.

This book has all the warmth and simplicity that made Zen and the Art of the Internet the world's most well-loved Internet book. It also has something today's parents and educators need very badly: good advice on helping children benefit from the Internet revolution without falling victim to its dangers.

You'll take a quick tour through the basics that so many Internet books assume you already know. You'll learn not only about the hugely popular World Wide Web, but about all the other Internet educational resources that don't get as much publicity: newsgroups, file transfer sites, electronic mail, and much more. And, as with Zen and the Art of the Internet, you'll get information that's usable no matter what kind of computer or Internet connection you may have.

Everything in this book has one goal: to help you help your children. You'll learn where the best Web sites for kids are. How to reach other parents and educators who share your interests. Where the Internet's danger spots are -- and how to avoid them. Practical ways to supervise your children online.

You even get a trial copy of CyberPatrol's software you can use in school or at home to prevent children from accessing the areas of the Internet where they're most likely to get into trouble.

If you're responsible for the growth and well-being of a child, take the advice Internet experts have been giving for years. Get the Zen book. Get Children and the Internet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132446747
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 10/28/1996
Series: Prentice Hall Series in Innovative Technology
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.05(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

1. Basics.

What is the Internet? Using the Net. Electronic Mail. Domains. Mailing Lists. Usenet News. Transferring Files. World Wide Web. Live Conversations. Using Network Tools. Video Training. Moving Forward.

2. Safety.

General Rules. Protective Software. Cyber Patrol. CYBERSitter. The Internet Filter. iscreen! Net Nanny. Rated-PG. Net Shepherd. SurfWatch. Online Services. America Online. CompuServe. Prodigy. Safety Projects. CyberAngels. SafeSurf and PICS.

3. Getting Conneted.

The Essentials. Online Services. Online Accounts. Network Providers. Full-Time Connections.

4. Resources on the Net.

KIDLINK. The Global Schoolhouse (GSH). CU-SeeMe. Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). Information Infrastructure and Technology Administration. AskERIC Educational Resources Information Center. ICONNECT. International Society for Technology in Education. National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Classroom Connect. Global Village Schools (GVS) Institute. Web66. Children Accessing Controversial Information (CACI). GENII Group Exploring the National Information Infrastructure. Cisco Educational Archive and Resources Catalog Homepage.

5. The Shift in K-12 Educational Paradigm.

Training Teachers in the New Educational Model. The Role of the Internet in K-12 Education. Integrating the Internet into K-12 Education.

6. Case Studies.

NetDay96, Santa Clara County, California. Getting Started. Technical Maintenance. Safety. Training Teachers. Funding. The Future.

Oak Grove High School, San Jose, California. Getting Started. Technical Maintenance. Safety. Training Teachers. Resources. Funding. Acceptable Use Policies. The Future.

Berkeley Montesorri Middle School, Berkeley, California. Getting Started. Technical Maintenance. Safety. Training Teachers. Resources. Funding. Acceptable Use Policies. The Future.

Bryant Elementary School San Francisco, California. Getting Started. Safety. Training Teachers. Resources. Funding. The Future.

Appendix A. Available Resources.

Appendix B. Acceptable Use Policies.

Introductory Contents. Frequent Rules. School Responsibility. Harming Systems. Software. Network Bandwidth. Use of Facilities. Illegal Activity. Plagiarism and Copyright Violations. Commercial/Political Use. Electronic Mail. Public Messages. User and System Security. System Privacy. Remote Systems. Qualifiers for Agreement. Existing AUPs. AUP Mailing List.

Appendix C. Applying for Grants.

U.S. Department of Education. Networking Infrastructure for Education. National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Cisco Education Program.




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