Internet for Kids: A Beginner's Guide to Surfing the Net

Internet for Kids: A Beginner's Guide to Surfing the Net

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by Ted Pederson, Francis Moss
     
 

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Internet for Kids, is updating for the new millennium. In simple language, two computer whizzes describe everything Internet-from getting online to turning your computer into a veritable jukebox with MP3s! This guide is easy and engaging, perfect for the oodles of kids joining the cyberworld daily. See more details below

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Internet for Kids, is updating for the new millennium. In simple language, two computer whizzes describe everything Internet-from getting online to turning your computer into a veritable jukebox with MP3s! This guide is easy and engaging, perfect for the oodles of kids joining the cyberworld daily.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up-The best part of this book for children is the section for parents. The authors provide a common-sense analysis of over-hyped perils and offer excellent advice, including a contract that librarians would do well to consider if they plan to offer public access to the Internet. Information on choosing an Internet access provider is more limited than in books for adults, but the fact that it is included at all makes it clear this book is intended for the whole family, not just kids. When it comes to children, however, the authors seem afraid to rely on the inherent excitement of the Internet and instead create ``CyberSarge,'' costumed like a superhero and sounding like a fast-food come-on, to sugarcoat the information. This unnecessary discount of young people's ability to use straightforward information will turn off many readers. On the other hand, the page layout, with sidebars and white space, has the inviting look of John R. Levine's adult Internet for Dummies (IDG Books, 1993). The information itself is not always clearly presented, e.g. one page uses the term ``newsgroup'' to describe electronic mailing lists. Also UNIX is not a computer ``language.'' Considering how often software copyrights are violated by home users, it is unfortunate the definition of freeware does not mention that the decision to make it free rests with its developer, not the reader of the book. However, since the only comparable book is Deneen Frazier's Internet for Kids (Sybex, 1995), which is much more focused on school projects, Pedersen and Moss's book will serve an immediate purpose. Note: there are several fill-in-the-blank pages for records, notes, and surfer's logs.-Carolyn Caywood, Virginia Beach Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780843139570
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/29/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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