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Surf's Up On the World Wide Web
With this thought in mind, the non-profit group The Children's Web Surfing Alliance (CWSA) was formed to provide educational online programs that teach kids important Web skills in a safe and fun environment. Sponsors of this alliance include the National Education Association (www.nea.org), DiscoverySchool.com (school.discovery.com/), AOL@School (school.aol.com), and ClassBrain.com
CWSA has four main objectives:
CyberSurfari (www.cybersurfari.com) is one of the organization’s first initiatives. This fun, interactive website takes children on a free Internet treasure hunt around the World Wide Web. For example, one "outpost" may be the White House's Website and the clue might be: "What are the five different kinds of American crafts in the White House?" Each correct answer creates a "treasure code." Kids collect as many treasure codes as possible to win prizes. Some of the prizes include t-shirts, trophies, computer equipment, and cash earmarked to purchase technology for schools. Kids can play on their own, form school teams, or play as a family. And best of all, 100% of the program's donations, grants, and other monies raised are reinvested back into the organization. The schedule for the contests are as follows:
For more information on CWSA or CyberSurfari.com, e-mail Katy Mason at email@example.com or call 212/691-6230.
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