ERIC Number: ED410952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Parents Guide to the Internet.
ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD.
The Internet is a vast network of computers that connects people and information all over the world. Children often know far more about computers than their parents do. However, children need their parents' involvement, experience, and judgment, whether the children are experienced computer users or just getting started. This booklet provides parents with basic information about how to use the computer to find information and communicate with others. It describes what is needed to get started on the Internet and points to some of the many interesting, helpful, and fun resources available online for parents and children. The book discusses: benefits of getting on the Information Superhighway; computer hardware and software basics; choosing an Internet service provider or online service; basics for exploring the World Wide Web and communicating with others on the Internet; tips for safe Internet use--to ensure that children have safe, productive, and enjoyable experiences on the Internet; encouraging information literacy; supporting school use of technology; and sample Internet sites. A glossary of computer and Internet terms is provided. (SWC)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Literacy, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Information Literacy, Internet, Microcomputers, Navigation (Information Systems), Online Systems, Online Vendors, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parents, Safety
Electronic version: http://www.ed.gov/; phone: 1-800-USA-LEARN (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Media and Information Services.
Authoring Institution: ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD.