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Parents Guide to the Internet - November 1997
Benefits of Getting on the Information Superhighway
A computer that is connected to the Internet allows you to turn your home, community center, local library, or school into a place of unlimited information and communication. The Internet can help your family:
- Find educational resources, including up-to-the minute news, copies of important documents and photos, and collections of research information on topics ranging from weather conditions to population statistics.
- Get help with homework through online encyclopedias and other reference materials and access to experts.
- Increase reading skills by providing access to interesting materials and suggestions for additional reading.
- Improve technology and information skills necessary to find and use information, solve problems, communicate with others, and meet a growing demand for these skills in the workplace.
- Connect with places around the world to exchange mail with electronic pen pals and learn about other cultures and traditions.
- Locate parenting information and swap ideas with other families.
- Learn and have fun together by sharing interesting and enjoyable experiences.
In the next few sections, we'll discuss what you need to start using the Internet.
[What is The Information Superhighway?]
[Starting The Engine]