INTERNET FOR KIDS! by Ted Pedersen


A Beginner's Guide to Surfing The Net
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Age Range: 9 - 15
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 Finallya guide to the Internet written for children, covering everything from the World Wide Web and Gopher to personal safety. Pedersen and Moss tell children how to get online and what to do there, provide a directory of a few cool places for them to go in cyberspace, include sensible tips (including some for parents on the subject of monitoring usage), and offer sample logs for recording online activity. The volume may be rather formidable for readers at the younger end of the intended audience, for it attempts to cover everything, but those eager to get on the Internet are a pretty highly motivated bunch, and most will slog their way through it. One overly cute touch: A character named CyberSarge of Cyberspace Academy acts as a trainer. Of debatable importance is the breadth of coverage (not many children will need to know about TCP/IP or WAIS). As a general introduction to Net navigation and terminology rather than a specific instruction book, this will be of great use to children or anyone with a budding interest in the Internet. (b&w photos, illustrations, glossary, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 9-15)

Pub Date: Aug. 29th, 1995
ISBN: 0-8431-3957-9
Page count: 224pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1995


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