Internet/Computer Use & Safety
Library Computers for Children
Each library has computers designated exclusively for use by children:
- Multimedia CD-ROM stations with educational games for ages 3 - 12
- Internet stations for ages 6 - 12
- Word processing and printing for homework needs
Internet Use & Safety
The Internet and World Wide Web contain many different kinds of materials, and links can lead in unexpected directions. The W-TCPL Child Safety Policy states that it is the responsibility of each child's parent or legal guardian to monitor that child's net access.
Internet and Computer Use Policy
Internet Safety and Kids
Microsoft Safety & Security Center
The Net Cetera Community Outreach Toolkit is available to be checked out at all WTCPL branches. This toolkit includes several guide books, a DVD with videos on internet safety and cyberbullying, and a CD with digital copies of the guides and presentation slides. Materials are available in English and Spanish.
Website Evaluation - Finding Good Websites
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators: Critical Evaluation Surveys and Resources
Evaluating websites (from Multnomah County Library)