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Surfing the web with your kids can be tricky when you don't know where to start. Finding safe web sites for kids, as well as helpful, informative parenting articles requires some effort. Here are some ones we think you may like.

 

Jim Trelease's Web Site- An informative site about reading and what parents can do to foster a love of reading.

Thinking Maps - Official Web site of the Thinking Maps program

Surfing the Net With Kids- Web site reviews for kids, teachers and families.

Poetry For Kinds- The most popular kids poetry site on the internet.

Smart Television Aliance - Sponsored by TIVO, the Smart Television Alliance is a great resource for making smart choices for family TV entertainment.

Puzzle Maker - Free puzzle maker for the words you choose.

NetSmartz Safety Pledge - Use these Internet Safety Pledges from Netsmartz to promote safety discussions and create safer boundaries for computer use at home.

Get Netwise- Learn how to set privacy controls for  Facebook and MySpace.

Blogs, Bulletin Boards and Bullying
Watch this video to learn how to talk to your children about the dangers of posting personal information online and the effect of cyberbullying on others.

Help Kids Avoid Online Piracy Illegal Downloads
From the folks at Microsoft: four ways to help your kids avoid pirating online files

Online-Safety Resources for the Home: File-sharing realities for families
This article from Netfamilynews helps parents understand the legal risks of kids file sharing on their home computers.

A Common Sense Approach To Internet Safety [YouTube video]
Google and Common Sense Media have teamed up to create this video of common sense tips and rules for families to help keep their children safe online. For these tips and additional information about online safety, check out the Common Sense Media website.

Brainfuse-Huntington Beach Library's web tutoring: www.hbpl.org 

Brainfuse, an online instruction provider, offers one-to-one tutors that help you learn or master a new concept- with no time limit on individual sessions. HelpNow! is a free online homework tutoring assistance available at the Huntington Beach Public Library (sign in with your library card).  Tutors are available between the hours of 1:00p.m. and 10:00p.m. PST Monday through Sunday.