Searching Safely on the Internet
Alberta Education Resources
Online Reference Centre
Online reference resources that have been licensed by Alberta Education.
If you are accessing this site from a computer connected to the CBE network
you will not need to enter a username and password. For home access please
see your school librarian or administration for the username and password.
Children's Guides & Directories
The kid-safe directories below use human beings to filter out sites that
might be considered objectionable for viewing by children.
Calgary Board of Education Online Library
Calgary Public Library
Links to websites organized by topic
Ask For Kids
Ask for Kids is a unique service where you enter a question, and Ask tries
to point you to the right web page that provides an answer. At Ask For
Kids, answers have been vetted for appropriateness. Also, if Ask for Kids
cannot answer a question, it pulls results from various search engines
in its metacrawler mode.
Backed by librarians, KidsClick lists about 5,000 web sites in various
Yahoo for kids, designed for ages 7 to 12. Sites are hand-picked to be
appropriate for children. Also, unlike normal Yahoo, searches will not
bring back matched found by crawling the web, if there is no match from
within the Yahooligan listings. This prevents possibly objectionable sites
from slipping onto the screen. Additionally, adult-oriented banner advertising
will not appear within the service. Yahooligans is the oldest major directory
for children, launched in March 1996.
Copyright-friendly images for education
Other Kid-Friendly Search Engines/Directories
ALA Great Web Site for Kids
An organized directory of sites selected by members of the American Library
Association using rigorous evaluation guidelines to assure high quality
content, authority and "strength of character."
Over 14,000 sites have been classified into a directory, specifically
organized for teachers, students and parents. Information can be found
by browsing or searching.
Billed as an ad free, non-commercial directory of web sites designed for
Over 500,000 sites of interest to educators. Browsable or searchable,
with the ability to narrow in by appropriate grade level. Launched in
Reference provider Information Please produces this site which provides
facts and information oriented around the needs of children.
Kids Search Tools
Search a variety of kid-safe search engines from a single page.
Directory of web sites for teachers and educators.
TekMom's Search Tools for Students
All-in-one search page for kid search sites and research resources.
A free educational resource featuring 5,500+ websites created by students
around the world as part of a competition.
Much of this information was extracted from Kids Search Engines on the
Search Engine Watch website at http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=2156191 on October 6th, 2006.