Evaluating Information Found on the Internet The Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University. The World Wide Web offers information and data from all over the world. Because so much information is available, and because that information can appear to be fairly “anonymous,” it is necessary to develop skills to evaluate what you find.
CNet – Technology product reviews CNET provides information, tools, and advice that help you decide what to buy and how to get the most out of technology. Read the latest news and unbiased reviews; watch videos that demystify technology; listen to podcasts; download software, mobile applications, and games.
Entertainment Software Rating Board
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a non-profit, self-regulatory body established in 1994 by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). ESRB assigns computer and video game content ratings, enforces industry-adopted advertising guidelines and helps ensure responsible online privacy practices for the interactive entertainment software industry.
The Video Game Revolution (PBS Documentary) This is the story of how a whimsical invention of the 1960s helped spawn the computer industry as we know it. Video games have influenced the way children live and play, forever altered the entertainment industry, and even affected the way wars are fought. See how it all began and find out what it means for the future.
Parents Choice Foundation
The Foundation’s purpose is to search out and recommend products that help kids grow – imaginatively, physically, morally and mentally—fairly priced products that are fun, safe and socially sound. Parents’ Choice reviews books, toys, music, television, software, videogames, websites, and magazines for children and families of all achievements and backgrounds.
X-box Game Rating Information The ESRB rating system is an unbiased, standardized way to help you determine whether an Xbox® or Xbox 360™ video game is appropriate for your child. Ratings are determined by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). The ESRB is a self-regulatory body established in 1994 by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). ESRB independently applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles adopted by the industry.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, it provides trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.
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