Children & Teens
Children | Teens
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Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Program - a master list of book titles for grades 3-5 and 6-8 with Reading Level (RL), Reading Counts (RC), Accelerated Reader (AR), and Lexile information. Books listed are available in the BCL catalog.
Smarty Games - a free educational website designed for pre-K and elementary school students. It features games for developing basic mathematics and reading skills.
- NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.
Internet Safety Tips for Kids and TeensDO NOT GIVE OUT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION. That means your name,
phone numbers, password, address, photos, weight, height, birthday,
age or credit card information.
DO NOT go to meet someone you don’t already know in real life.
DO NOT fill out entry forms online to win free stuff.
DO NOT download content without your parents’ permission.
Never share your password with anyone but your parents.
There is no such thing as “private” on the Internet.You may think so, but it’s not true.
People can find anything they want –
and keep what you post – forever!
Precauciones para el uso de Internet
NUNCA DES INFORMACIÓN PERSONAL. Esto incluye tu nombre,
números telefónicos, contraseñas, dirección, fotos, peso, estatura,
fecha de cumpleaños, edad o información de tarjetas de crédito.
NUNCA aceptes invitaciones de personas que no conoces en la vida real.
NUNCA des tu información para ganar cosas gratis.
NUNCA bajes contenido en tu computador sin la autorización de tus padres.
NUNCA compartas tus contraseñas con nadie, excepto con tus padres.
En Internet nada es “privado”.
Tú puedes creer que es así, pero no es cierto.
¡Otras personas pueden averiguar lo que ellas quieran
y mantener la información que tú publicas—para siempre!
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- Teen Ink - Written by and for teens - includes poetry, art, celebrity interviews and more.
- Channel One News has you covered with up-to-the-minute information presented by teens with news, entertainment and fun.
- TeenReads - For book lovers - contains book reviews, books on screen, author interviews, an ultimate reading list, and cool and new books.
- Tagxedo - Create signs and posters with word clouds using words, articles, slogans, love letters into a shape. Fun!
- Wordle - It's another site to create word cloud with the text that you provide.
- Goodreads - Books suggestions, book clubs, meet some authors, and other book lovers.
- Gaia Online - Create avatar, play games, and share information; for fans of Anime, comics, sci-fi and fantasy.
- Playlist - Listen to free music, create playlist and share with friends.