Welcome to the Net Family Newsletter. This is an index to '99 issues of our weekly newsletter. We also have a full archive of the thematic monthly newsletter we published in 1997 and '98 as The Sage Letter - on everything from toys in cyberspace to libraries & filtering.
Dec. 17 All about you: Survey results!; Schools & filtering; Uncle Sam's free lesson plans; 'Buyer beware'; Questioning classroom tech; New privacy product; Net & global warming…. Dec. 10 Music on the Net: MP3 how-to, news, views; Digital-divide perspectives and efforts; Software's power and Net governance.... Dec. 3 Holiday e-shopping for/by kids; Personal wrapping paper; Locating low prices; Products by you; E-wish lists; Schools' Net use; ThinkQuest's winners.... Nov. 19 Bubbleboy; AOL's online family findings; Twist on political ads; Top-drawer distance learning?; Bill's box; Talking Turkey (Day); PBS's teacher resource; On Pokemon…. Nov. 12 From the White House: Anti-drug sites; 'She sites'; Cash for schools; Connecting Cambodian kids; Cyberstalking; COPA: An editorial; Informative for teachers…. Nov. 5 New Web sites for teachers; Focus on alcohol & tobacco; Chat with the Prez; Porn spam; E-malls & teens; Privacy in the news (a lot!); Feeding the hungry via the Web…. October 29 Trick-or-treating tips; Online-safety lessons learned: 2 videos; Attacking plagiarism; Personal Web sites; Online karaoke anyone?; French and Spanish resources…. October 22 New rules for kids' privacy; Net-use numbers; Free encyclopedia; Distance learning in high school; 2 upbeat kids' safety solutions; Gone to Google?; School safety 'portal'.... October 15 Safe chat for kids (really); A young safety expert; Do parents filter?; Beyond search engines; The 'Free frenzy'; Ads in school; Online porn debate.... October 8 Distance learning reality check; Free filtering for schools; 'We-commerce' - financial ed for kids; E-shopping intelligence; Privacy protection service; Cheap Apples…. October 1 Tech in school; Parent activism; Safe e-playgrounds; Parent/teen disconnect; Email machine; Free software; Lower-cost Dells; Perspective on porn & 'pagejacking'.... Sept. 24 FTC to the rescue; PC bundles this Christmas; Go executive gone; Australian online-parenting; Online auctions: A seller's story; Children's privacy players.... Sept. 17 Web ratings wrapup; Clear snapshot of Web growth; Trials of a cheap-PC company; Feds' cyberstalking report; Site for garage bands; Grandkids to Grandma.... Sept. 10 International Web ratings: Two steps forward; New online-safety tool; Teachers and tech; Free connecting/no ads!; Mega media marriage; Porn spam: AOL writes you.... Sept. 3 Apple's new 'supercomputer'; School news onlines; Web email's downside; Email privacy; Monitoring software; Networking our homes; Net's birthday.... August 27 Back-to-school news roundup; Boys in cyberpace: Interview with a hacker; Filtering via an ISP; Net gambling Britons; Commentary from a kids' site CEO.... August 20 Filtering in libraries; Teens internalizing tech; E-rate update; Macs now free, too; Day trading; Girls in digital media; Barbie's PC; A subscriber on kids' privacy.... July 30 Safety "1 click away" (or "Al Gore's news, Part 2"); Filtered ISPs, free ISPs; Onus on parents, judge rules; Kudos for community tech centers; E-shopping update.... July 23 That tricky kids' privacy issue; Commentary: Inside the FTC workshop; Health care and the Net; Measured look at online hate: interview with expert Ray Franklin.... July 16 Net: Tool for critical thinking?!; Inside the Internet; Congress emails bill; Free ISPs; Schools want their tech; Digital divide; What virus writers are like; Pols on the Net.... July 9 From an Italian educator; Lots of free-PC news; Home mortgages on the Net; Antique dress patterns; Web design for little tykes; Online safety series.... July 2 Email & Capitol Hill; The great free-email wars; Y2K at your house?; Drug sales on the Net; Web helpers for parents; Teen data: reality check; Help for chatting teens.... June 25 E-commerce & kids: Online 'allowance'; Digital wallets; Hot shopping sites; FTC workshop; Filtering in schools; Whopping 'Net Nos.; Commerce is bullish.... June 18 Fresh online-safety choices; Never say hack-proof; Better child-porn detection; Women tech; COPA's mock trial; Women & sports online.... June 11 Digital Kids: A snapshot of what companies in children's entertainment and publishing are thinking about and doing for children on the Internet.... June 4 Privacy progress; Women mentors for women in sciences; Publisher's own e-university; Trials of a fatter e-rate; Downloading music; Parry goes to Hollywood.... May 28 E-shopping innovations (for grownups & kids); Giant leap for genealogists?; Credit card fraud; Australia's anti-Net porn legislation; Family policymaking and chat.... May 21 US Congress on Net violence; New life for the e-rate?; Surfing job-seekers; CyberAngels on filtering; Your corner cyber-grocery store?; History for the taking.... May 14 Of games (hard-core or 'edutainment'); One very connected school; The FTC wants you; State-imposed filtering; Inside Yahoo!; Send in your teen sites.... May 6 Al Gore's news; Dear Mr. President; 'Nerds' defined, people supported; Help for tornado victims; Kids' picks; One family's online-use rules; The latest on filters.... April 29 CyberAngels' 'KIDReportline'; The BBC's discussion on violence & the Net; A parent's questions answered here; Women tech; Surfer stats; Teens' comments.... April 22 What parents can do for kids' online privacy; Columbine High School coverage; Young surfer habits; Librarian challenges peers; High-tech help for Kosovo.... April 15 Live in Washington; UN's 'Net numbers; Privacy 'bill of rights'; Home-decorating online; The Web as ecosystem; Dynamic textbooks; Kosovo backgrounder.... April 8 Sage News! (new contributor); E-auctions for students; Distance learning defined; CyberAngels on teachers; War on the Web; 'Fail-proof' (conservative) filtering.... March 31 Teachers' turn (tech resources/debate); A millennial site; CyberAngels on Japan's crackdown on child porn; Kosovo from the ground; Whither Melissa?... March 25 Privacy's hot; Kids 'n' chat; Mattel gets Purple Moon's "Rockett"; CyberAngels and teens; the online life of Sarah; from John Donne to WWI to Kosovo.... March 18 Catching a cyber-stalker: interview with an expert; ICQ & "smart filtering"; Teens teaching grandparents; The free-PC groundswell; Y2K Update.... March 10 Not so clueless Congresspeople; Planned Parenthood's site for teens; Uncle Sam's new privacy guru; AOL does a book; Extreme science.... March 4 Smart book author talks to teen girls 2 ways; E-rate's brighter side; Free Net access; Vital stats on CyberAngels' help for cyber-victims; DSL to your house?... February 25 Web marketing & kids (looking at specific sites); heavy users; Purple Moon's demise; decorator Macs; interview with a Web-savvy librarian.... February 18 Challenges to the e-rate; Cyber-tax prep; Online vs. TV; City sites for families; Flight patterns for students; Chat wisdom from Cybermoms.... February 11 CTW's Sticker World; SportsParents; E-mail for real romances; A teacher on the Net; CBS online numbers; Y2K Briefs; Free computers?!; MSN & Women.com.... February 4 A family's take on Y2K; Time for a cable modem yet?; Block #2 on COPA; A digitally minded senator; E-trading advice; Gen Y Net benefits; homeschooling.... January 28 COPA, whatevah (but it's important!); Sam "The Man's" 2nd comic book revolution; The Lion King's designer; CyberAngels' report from Switzerland.... January 21 Interview with a fellow parent, latest & greatest Web merger, 'Net fraud in '99, wholesale computers, something for gamers, cheap textbooks online.... January 14 Y2K approaches, a meaty Martin Luther King site, hip chat for teens, new niche portals, "networked households" (will we buy 'em?), the word from Bill Gates... January 7 Teen free speech, CTW's latest deal, '99 PC prices, "Webby" nominees, super Web research tool, students' job-search site, CyberAngels on online pranks...
The Net Family Newsletter is produced weekly by editor Anne Collier and the rest of Net Family News - parents and grandparents who are also online professionals with more than 20 years' cumulative experience online. The newsletter is intended to keep fellow parents informed of the latest family-relevant developments on and about the Internet. It is distributed via e-mail, as well as in this Web site. Subscribe now and find out what's affecting the Web-users in your family. Thanks!
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