Children's Internet & Safety
There are two Early Literacy Stations and four Internet Computers for kids to use in the Children's Department of the Main Library. The Early Literacy Stations are pre-loaded with fun, educational games, and one of the two stations is bilingual French. The children’s Internet computers are available for research, and are equipped with Internet filtering. If children under 14 require unfiltered access to the Internet, they may use the Adult computers with constant parent/guardian supervision.
- Children will need to use a valid library card to log on to the Internet computers.
- Children aged six and under must be accompanied by an adult.
You may be interested in viewing some of the policies that govern Internet use at the Peterborough Public Library:
- The Media Awareness Network - Information for parents, teachers, and librarians about how to keep kids safe online. It also includes a free e-Parenting tutorial to help parents better understand and become actively involved in their children's online lives.
- Be Web Aware - National, bilingual public education program on Internet safety.
- Safe Internet Surfing - Dedicated to helping families surf the Internet with awareness, safety, and knowledge
- Get Net Wise - Kids - Resources to help make informed decisions when using the Internet.
- Elmer's Safety Village - Internet Safety - Elmer the Safety Elephant offers advice and tips on how children can stay safe on the Internet
- NetSmartz - Kids - Activities and games to teach children safety on the Internet
Find out more information about Peterborough Public Library Public Internet Access.