Research Links

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Kids Click | KidsClick! was originally created by a group of librarians at the Ramapo Catskill Library System, as a logical step in addressing concerns about the role of public libraries in guiding their young users to valuable and age appropriate web sites. RCLS's first effort to address this need was to compile a single page of search input boxes from the handful of existing databases of selected or screened sites.

KidRex | KidRex is a search engine powered by Google. The search results are specifically geared toward elementary student research.

Kidz Search | When a search is done on KidzSearch.com, it can only return Google "strict" search results and is not dependent on any computer, cookie or browser settings. The same trusted high-quality search results as Google are returned, but without adult content mixed in them.

Sweet Search | SweetSearch helps students find outstanding information, faster. It enables them to determine the most relevant results from a list of credible resources, and makes it much easier for them to find primary sources. SweetSearch exclude not only obvious spam sites, but also marginal sites that read well, but lack academic or journalistic rigor. As importantly, the very best Web sites that are often buried on other search engines appear on the first page of SweetSearch results.

Common Sense Media | Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

Digital Citizenship & Internet Safety Tips

FBI Kids Safety Tips | The Federal Bureau of Investigation provides a Kids Safety Tips list in order to encourage students to use the internet safely and responsibly.

I AM A WITNESS | More than one in four children a year experiences bullying. I Am A Witness aims to stop bullying by activating the “silent majority” of kids who witness it each day, transforming them from passive bystanders into an active collective that speak up against bullying. Now, taking a stand against it and showing support to someone in need can be as easy as a stroke of the keyboard.

Kids Health and Safety | KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health. As part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.

Privacy and Internet Safety | To help kids maximize the Internet's benefits -- while minimizing the risks -- we offer the latest research, tips, and tools on what really keeps kids safe. Which privacy settings should you use? What are the ins and outs of parental controls? Get tips on everything from the basics, such as smart usernames, to the big stuff, such as appropriate sharing.

Safe Kids | These rules are aimed mostly at younger children, at oldest pre-teens. Appropriate “rules” for online use vary by age, maturity of the child and family values.

Parent Resources

Family Guide from Common Sense Media | If you're a parent of an elementary school student, you might feel that the landscape is shifting under your feet. So much is changing in modern schools, from Common Core, new state tests, laptops, and iPads in classrooms to new ways of teaching -- and learning. This comprehensive guide will help you find the best teacher-approved apps, games, and websites to support your kid in each grade and the best advice to help you understand current trends in schools and how they affect your kid.