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Safe Search & Homework Help for Kids, Parents, & Teachers

The need to protect children from inappropriate material online is very real. The Net is a powerful resource for lesson plans and homework help, but parents and teachers need to ensure that kids surf safely and do not inadvertently stumble across unwanted links to porn or hate sites. Fortunately, there are things you can do to protect your family and/or students. Use a search engine that offers a "safe search" feature or install one of the Net's many software filters. Alternatively, take advantage of the custom filtering controls built into Internet Explorer. Create a bookmark list for your kids' featuring some of the resources listed below. Create a custom user profile for your kids and configure your browser to use one of these sites as its start page. In Internet Explorer, both this feature and the content controls are found under Tools/Internet Options. Check out the sites below to ensure that your kids' have a safe and enjoyable Internet experience! Teachers: there are resources here for you too.

Note: The sites listed here claim to be kid-safe. WebLens accepts no liability for any inappropriate content users encounter on the pages listed here, or through subsequent links.

Educators: Our popular Internet Scavenger Hunts are a teacher favourite and a great way to offer your students practice!

Activities for Teachers, Parents, & Kids

Teachers: Lesson Plans & Resources

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators Lesson Planet Apple Learning Interchange Apple Computer's EdView FunBrain.com MSN Schoolhouse EduFind LessonPlansPage AtoZTeacherStuff LessonPlanz EdHelper AskERIC High School Hub Copernicus Education Gateway SearchEdu.com TeachNet.com DiscoverySchool.com Teachers.net Edu1.com Education World Gateway to Education Materials Search ClickTeaching U. of Illinois Collaborative Lesson Plans Education Place ProTeacher BigChalk EduHound EduHound Classrooms on the Web Marcia's Lesson Links ShyKids.com

Great Homework Resources

Information Please Encyclopedia Family Education Network FactMonster Apple Computer's EdView Awesome Library Little Explorers Dr. Universe HealthWindows Junior HomeworkSpot Refdesk Homework Helper HomeworkHelp.com Schoolwork Ugh! StudyWeb Homework Planet CyberSleuth Kids KidsEdge Lives: the Biography Resource Star Tribune Homework Help National Geographic Kids National Gallery of Art for Kids Exploratorium Science World Discovery Kids Funology: Science of Fun How Stuff Works The Why Files Ben Wicks' Born to Read Club

Fun Activities for Kids

ArtSkills - Need a Poster Idea The Yuckiest Site on the Internet SmarterKids Activities for Kids Look Learn and Do Lycos Zone Linkopedia Kids' Sites Learning Network Kids' Page Interactive Colouring Book Ivy's Colouring Page Search Engine How'd He Do That? RedJellyfish Puzzles Crayola Kodak Picture Playground HP Printsville (Printer Projects) Amazing Picture Machine ALFY KidsHealth Warner Bros. Kids Page Disney Nickelodean Online Zeeks! NHL for Kids