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Safe Surfing on the Internet

Safe Surfing on the Internet

by Art Wolinsky

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The Internet Library series introduces readers to safe uses of the Internet through examples and simple explanations. A character named Web introduces information throughout the series. In Creating E-Reports and Online Presentations, readers follow Web as he gathers information about volcanoes from the Internet, locates and adds visuals, creates original graphics, and puts together a final electronic report. Readers learn about reports and report writing as well as properly citing sources and creating attractive presentations. Safe Surfing on the Internet explains Acceptable Use Policies in easy-to-understand language and discusses the reasons behind national laws and school rules. It also deals with e-mail use, spam, copyright, and plagiarism. The author assumes that it is easier to follow laws or rules if one understands the rationale behind them. Written for a young audience, these books are quite readable, contain useful information, have interesting charts and illustrations, and mention several intriguing Web sites. It might be difficult, however, to find an audience for them. Perhaps students who have missed computer instruction in class would find useful information. Teachers might use these as guides for lessons to teach the concepts. Adults who are not comfortable with the Internet could learn a great deal. These books would be an excellent source for independent projects or homeschoolers. Although the many Internet addresses cited are interesting, they could create a problem as the links become inactive. Other titles in the series cover communicating, researching, creating animation for Web pages, and adding photos, music, and video to Web pages. VOYA Codes: 3Q 1PM (Readable without serious defects; No YA will read unless forced to for assignments; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2003, Enslow, 64p.; Glossary. Index. Illus. Charts. Further Reading., PLB. Ages 11 to 14.
—Cindy Faughnan
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-With its cool cover of a surfer capturing a wave, Safe Surfing is sure to attract readers' attention. Beginning with a discussion of rules and why they should be followed, the chapters go on to explain the safety issues in using the Internet. Exploring the debate surrounding the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) and the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the text makes a balanced presentation of both sides. The no-nonsense discussion of Acceptable Use Policy, copyright, and plagiarism gives a clear understanding of how to use the Internet. A cartoon character called "Web" leads readers through the text, making puns, discussing netiquette, and sharing Internet sites and activities. A highly readable presentation.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Internet Library
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
9 - 17 Years

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