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The School Zone Offers Children (and Adults) Links to Information and Help with Homework

5/22/2001:   Parents, teachers, and other adults often worry that children spend too much time surfing the World Wide Web. To promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has created The School Zone website at http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/prevent/schoolzone. This is one site parents probably wonít object to their children visiting.

By clicking on the "rooms" of the "schoolhouse" graphic, e.g., the Library, youth of all ages can find links to information that will help them with their homework (e.g., atlases, quotations). Other links are to government agencies (the CIA), and publications (from ONDCP and many others), educational topics (Discovery.com), directions for building an individual website, and regulations about restricting teensí working hours and conditions (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health). A few links are to websites that have changed addresses, requiring an extra step or a brief wait. Some websites are appropriate for young children, while others will appeal more to teens or even adults. Teachers will find useful links, such as one for creating vocabulary quizzes and changing the words to anagrams.

Content contributed by Heather Banks, Editor

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