Web Resources for Families
Before you let your children stay home alone, you taught them certain lessons and established some rules. You need to do the same for ventures into cyberspace — the electronic world that’s entered through computers and telephone lines. You can get a brochure — "Child Safety on the Information Highway" — by writing the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Charles B. Wang International Children´s Building, 699 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3175. Phone: 703-274-3900. Fax: 703-274-2200. Hotline: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). http://www.missingkids.com/.
Florida Department of Education
An extensive network which electronically links all of Florida’s public education entities to computing resources which serve public education. FIRN’s primary mission is to provide electronic pathways and procedures enabling user access to computing services for Florida’s public educational community.
Sean, Mathew, Jada, and Brook watch as Michael plays a learning game on the computer, Tuesday February 22, 2005. (Photo: News-Journal/David Tucker)
Cool Safe Links for Kids, Parents, and Teachers!
In-depth and timely education. Has healthcare information that will make a difference in the lives of parents and children.
North Central Regional Education Laboratory
This is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping schools – and the students they serve – reach their full potential.
NY Times Learning Network
Created by the New York Times in conjunction with educators around the country, the Learning Network is a current events site updated with news summaries, lesson plans, and quizzes.
The Don´t Laugh at Me project disseminates educational resources that are designed to establish a climate that reduces the emotional and physical cruelty some children inflict upon each other by behaviors such as ridicule, bullying and - in extreme cases - violence. As a parent, you know how traumatic these experiences can be.
Parents & Families
Questions and tips for parents, schools, and the community.
Stay Safe Online
Sponsored by the National Cyper Security Alliance, this site works to educate the public on the importance of protecting their personal computers from online intruders.
Surfing the Net with Kids
A collection of websites for kids, reviewed by nationally syndicated newspaper columnist Barbara J. Feldman. Each weekly column features five fabulous Web sites on topics as diverse as Gargoyles, Monarch Butterflies and Stock Market Simulations.
Nutrition and Health
Family Guide to Healthy Eating
You’ll find practical, up-to-date information you can use to balance good nutrition and a busy family schedule, including recipes, expert interviews, snack and meal tips, a Food Guide Pyramid overview, and more!
Family Health and Nutrition
Get tips, resources, and expert advice on how to keep your child healthy.
Learn all about your body and how it works, how to keep it healthy and safe.
Here are countless organizations and support groups that inform, educate, and support parents and children.
Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs
Proper nutrition during early childhood has a significant effect on brain development, learning ability and health.
The site contains, free of charge, the American Heritage Collegiate Dictionary, the Columbia Encyclopedia, Oxford Shakespeare, Gray’s Anatomy, 70 volumes of the Harvard Classics as well as a list of reference materials.
An online encyclopedia with indepth articles.
Flash Educational Applications
Site has examples of free online learning activities created with macromedia flash.
Should be your first stop in any homework-help search.
This is best for last-elementary and middle school kids. Articles are easy to find, easy to read, and even include the proper citations for use in reports.
Paper Plate Education: Serving the Universe on a Paper Plate
Nearly 90 projects use ordinary paper plates to demonstrate concepts from astronomy, math, geography, and other subjects.
One hundred years from now it will not matter what your bank account was, the sort of house you lived in, or the kind of car you drove...but the world may be different because you were important in the life of a child.
National Center for Fathering
Insights, information and training to help you become a better father.
This is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities, PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children.
Your guide to the best and most helpful information about how to help your child succeed in school. The busy life you lead requires that you make the most efficient use of your time for the priorities in your life.
Family Network on Disabilities of Florida
A statewide alliance of individuals with disabilities, special needs, or at-risk and their families. Our mission is to provide family-driven support, education, information, and advocacy.
The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
The national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).
Agency for Persons with Disabilities
The Agency for Persons with Disabilities assists people who have developmental disabilities and their families. It also provides assistance to identify the needs of people with developmental disabilities and funding to purchase supports and services. Although the Central Office is in Tallahassee, the supports and services for people with developmental disabilities are provided through district offices throughout the state.
The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council encourages and advocates opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities and their families, to enhance their quality of life within their communities.