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Child Safety Settings

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The latest episode of BBC Click (9 October 2010) note this might be accessible only within the UK had a piece about child online safety, specifically looking at safety settings and dedicated child web browsers. The article ran in the video from 8min 45sec to 12min 30sec.

Areas covered included:

Of course there is the other argument that you should help your children to be careful, astute and discerning about their online activities without having to use these control mechanisms to keep them safe, which will be more beneficial to them in the longer term. However, this route might require greater initial supervision by parents of a child’s online activities.

I’d be interested to know your views, so please leave a comment.

Written by markuos

October 12, 2010 at 8:28 am

1066 (and all that)

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There is a great history site, called Hands on History, on the BBC covering Norman times. There’s a clickable map that shows up lists of interesting activities across Britain relating to Normans. But of particular interest is the downloads page, which has a host of pdf with things to do with children, including building a Motte and Bailey castle, information sheets with what to look for in Norman churches and castles, and a 1066 Battle of Hastings game for 7-11 year olds to play.

BBC Hands on History downloads page

There’s also a free Normans pull-out timeline to send off for.

Perhaps for the older children there is an online strategy battle game of 1066 from Channel 4.

A History of the World in objects

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A History of the World in 100 Objects‘ is a site created by the BBC in conjunction with the British Museum that uses pictures of objects from the Museum to illuminate the story of humankind.

The format of the site takes you through history by drawing the images towards you. On the right hand side is a timeline, with a slider to take you to a specific period of time. There are also up and down arrows to click at the bottom centre of the screen to navigate through the time periods.

Clicking on any of these images highlights that object in a window. You can then click for additional information.

Down the left hand site you can use the categories to identify objects. The categories are:

  • Location
  • Theme

  • Culture
  • Size
  • Colour
  • Material

You can also use the Basic Explorer view to investiage the site.

BBC Schools Games

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There’s lots of great stuff for kids on the BBC website, plenty of interactive games. I’ll be posting more useful links in the future.

Today it’s the turn of the BBC Schools Games section. This is split into different age categories.

BBCGAMES

Written by markuos

July 14, 2009 at 2:11 pm

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