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Online kids : a young surfer's guide to cyberspace
Gralla, Preston.
Personal Author:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : J. Wiley, [1999]

Physical Description:
xi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Describes the sources of information and entertainment available online and how to get to them and lists specific sites according to such categories as computers, sports, games, and even homework.
General Note:
Includes index.

Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
QA76.55 .G73 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Surf's up in cyberspace! So grab your (key)board and catch the computer wave with this user-friendly, jam-packed guide and activity book. This totally updated edition of Online Kids will get you wired with complete information on the coolest sites online. Where else can you go to find the latest stats for all your favorite ballplayers, e-mail the president, travel to ancient civilizations, or get help with your science homework from a real scientist? From the NASA Shuttle Web to Walt Disney World, from the World Wide Web of Sports to the National Geographic Society, Online Kids tells you where it is and how to get there. It even ranks each site on a special Coolness Index!

You'll find step-by-step instructions for great online activities:
* Make a fun-filled science museum at home.
* Create an up-to-date space shuttle mission log.
* Put together a personalized birthday photo collage.
* Design your own Web page.
* And much, much more . . .

Online Kids is also packed with expert advice on choosing the right online service, navigating the World Wide Web, sending e-mail, and keeping safe online.

Author Notes

Preston Gralla (Cambridge, Massachusetts) is a journalist, author, and experienced online surfer who has written for USA Today, FamilyPC, the Los Angeles Times, and many other newspapers and magazines. He is also the author of Online Family (Wiley) and an executive editor at ZDNet.

Table of Contents

Learning the Basics
What is Cyberspace?
What You'll Need to Visit Cyberspace
Netiquette and Safety Online
Browsing and Searching the World Wide Web
Choosing and Using Online Services
Chat and Internet Newsgroups
How to Use E-Mail
The Best and Coolest Educational Sites in Cyberspace
Where to Get Homework Help
Math, Environment, and General Science
Computers and Software
Social Studies: History, Cultures and Government
Writing and Reading
Geography, Travel, and Weather
Hobbies, Entertainment, Games, and Just Plain Fun
Sports, Crafts, Pets and Hobbies
Pictures, Sounds and Video Files
Entertainment: Television, Movies, and Music
Fun and Games
Create Your Own Home Page