Exploring the Internet...A Message for Parents

Suggestions for Using the Internet with Your Child

  • Use our library's children's Web page
    Fresno County library staff carefully selects sites on the Internet and adds them to our collection just like we do books. We have identified accurate and content - rich homework sites connected to the California school curriculum and arranged them by grade level and subject area. We also have links to recreational sites including game sites that teach essential skills while having fun. View sites connected to popular books and TV shows, virtual museums, and orchestra and music sites just for kids.
  • Spend time with your child on the Internet. Become good information consumers together.
  • Spend time yourself on the Internet. Educate yourself as to what is out there.
  • Understand that there is no control on the Internet, no single government or private organization is in charge. There is no real way to completely control your child's access.
  • View "Child Safety on the Information Highway" for more guidelines.

Our Purpose

  • The Fresno County Public Library provides free public access to the Internet to all users for their informational, educational, and recreational needs.
  • The Library has no control over the quality or accuracy of information found on the Internet.
  • Parental guidance ensures the most appropriate use for your child.

Our Policy

  • All computers in all branches offer only filtered access to all library customers.
  • Library cards and PIN numbers are required for all users. Everyone, regardless of age, is eligible for a library card.
  • As with other library materials, restriction of a child's access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.
  • Fresno County Public Library staff does not monitor what any user views or reads over the Internet.