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TumbleBooks is an online collection of talking picture books which teaches kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Try out TumbleBooks from home or in the library; just click on the TumbleBooks icon.


 


We recommended that parents and other adults share the Internet experience with children.
 

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Berenstain Bears
 
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San Diego Zoo Games

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 ALA Young Adult Best Books

 

 

 

          

Give your child a head start in reading, writing, math, computer skills and more with the fun, animated
EARLY LITERACY STATIONS. No computer skills required.  Come in and check it out!

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The goal of NJ Parent Link is to improve the accessibility, coordination and delivery of information and services to parents of young children, to improve the communication capabilities between the public and private sectors, and provide the IT foundation for inter/intra agency service collaborations and policy development.

Innovative website features include: interactive consumer content sections; tailored subscription services, a community calendar of events; continuing education/leadership postings; a children's art gallery and streaming video for public service announcements.

 

Your Child and the Internet – What You Should Know
Young children should not use chat rooms — the dangers are too great. As children get older, direct them towards well-monitored kids' chat rooms. Encourage even your teens to use monitored chat rooms.
  • If your children take part in chat rooms, make sure you know which ones they visit and with whom they talk. Monitor the chat areas yourself to see what kind of conversations take place.
     
  • Instruct your children to never leave the chat room's public area. Many chat rooms offer private areas where users can have one-on-one chats with other users-chat monitors can't read these conversations. These are often referred to as "whisper" areas.
     
  • Keep the Internet-connected computer in a common area of the house, never in a child's bedroom. It is much more difficult for a predator to establish a relationship with your child if the computer screen is easily visible. Even when the computer is in a public area of your home, sit with your child when they are online.
     
  • When your children are young, they should share the family e-mail address rather than have their own e-mail accounts. As they get older, you can ask your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to set up a separate e-mail address, but your children's mail can still reside in your account.
     
  • Tell your children to never respond to instant messaging or e-mails from strangers. If your children use computers in places outside your supervision-public library, school, or friends' homes-find out what computer safeguards are used.
     
  • If all precautions fail and your kids do meet an online predator, don't blame them. The offender always bears full responsibility. Take decisive action to stop your child from any further contact with this person.
  • Make sure your kids know not to share personal information with other people on the web. That includes their name, age, where they live, even their school as it helps a potential predator locate that child.