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These pages have moved once again; the domain name
been sold. Please visit the new owners (sometime in mid-August 1999), and
wish them well. Their generous offer has made it possible for me to
continue providing these pages free of advertising of any kind.
(New links added frequently. Additional pointers welcome.)
This is an Award-winning site. The icons and descriptions were moved to awards.html to make this page load faster.
In general, parents should be aware that there are effectively no state or national boundaries on the Internet. Depending on where you are, it may or may not be legal for you to import chewing gum, export cryptography software, smoke cigarettes in public, or make comments opposing the policies of your local government.
Once you give your children access to the World Wide Web, there is no way to prevent them from seeing things that may upset or confuse them, offend you, be forbidden by your local government, or contradict their or your cherished beliefs. Even looking over their shoulders may not work. Don't say I didn't warn you. (Some filtering services are becoming available, so this is changing.)
In general, kids are mostly inclined to be sensible. If they see something uninteresting, they'll say ``Yuck!'' and click the back button. In any case they are unlikely to run into anything on the Web that's nearly as disturbing as what they can see on TV network news.