Computers, Internet

This category is further divided into: Best of Surfnetkids, Internet, Online Publishing.

What is a Digital Footprint?

What is a Digital Footprint?

Your digital footprint is all the bits of information about you scattered across cyberspace. Your digital footprint includes information you deliberately shared (social media, forums, blogging, commenting) as well as data acquired or tracked behind the scenes (for example, with …[Continue]

Password Safety

Kids and Passwords

Over the years, as the Internet usage has grown, and cyber-threats have increased, so has the need for more stringent passwords. Are your password habits out of date? Here are the basic rules of password safety: never reuse a password, …[Continue]

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was a U.S. Naval officer and a pioneering computer programmer. Among other accomplishments, Admiral Hopper was instrumental in the development of the computer programming language COBOL. Here’s another fun …[Continue]

Internet Safety Games

Internet Safety

This week’s roundup is all about online games that teach Internet safety. The topics covered by these games are diverse, and although some are created specifically for kids as young as seven, others are created for older teens and grownups….[Continue]

Online Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunt

This week’s site selection is dedicated to improving search skills. Some of today’s sites feature a single daily question (or search challenge), and others offer a collection of topic-based research questions often called online scavenger hunts. Good hunting!…[Continue]

Photo Sharing

Photo Sharing

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by a growing collection of unorganized digital photos. And, as camera resolutions improve, file sizes get bigger, and even emailing pictures to friends and family becomes nearly impossible. Each of today’s picks take a slightly …[Continue]

Blogging Platforms

Blogging Platforms

This roundup of free blogging platforms features sites that offer both free hosting, and the software tools to create and maintain a blog without having to know a thing about HTML, CSS, or FTP. All allow the use of your …[Continue]

Free Clip Art

Free Clip Art

Although plenty of it exists, finding free clip art can be a frustrating experience because so many clip art sites simply point to other sites, which in turn send you off to yet more sites. Today’s picks, however, are guaranteed …[Continue]