ERIC Number: ED401872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Parents' Guide to the Information Superhighway: Rules and Tools for Families Online.
Lazarus, Wendy; Lipper, Laurie
Computers and online services are becoming a part of children's lives. This guide is designed to introduce parents to the Information Superhighway and to parenting in a world of computers and new forms of media. Prepared by the Children's Partnership, with assistance from the National PTA and the National Urban League, this guide provides tools and rules for parents to use with children at home, at school, and in the community. The guide helps parents gain an understanding of the technology, learn what is at stake for them and their children, and how they can help their children reap the benefits of the information age. The following sections are included: (1) "What is the Information Superhighway?"; (2) "What's at Stake--Why Computers Matter to Your Child"; (3) "What Does Using Computers Actually Do for Your Child?"; (4) "When Is Your Child Ready?"; (5) "Have We Been Here Before?"; (6) "Some Basic Rules"; (7) "Setting Up To Go Online"; (8) "Alternatives to a Home Computer"; (9) "How Can You Find Good Places To Go and Things To Do Online?"; (10) "How Can You Keep Your Child Safe Online?"; (11) "At School--Getting Involved with Technology"; and (12) "Helping Ensure that All Children Have an On-Ramp." Includes appendices with resources for further help and a glossary. (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Child Safety, Children, Computer Mediated Communication, Computers, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Information Skills, Information Systems, Information Technology, Internet, Learning Activities, Online Searching, Online Systems, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship
Parents' Guide, 1460 4th St., Suite 306, Santa Monica, CA 90401 ($8).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Partnership, Santa Monica, CA.