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​Visit the GECDSB Virtua Library to search for books in our library and to find links to help you research.​

Helpful Research links

News for Kids: (from Common Sense Media​)

Here There Everywhere Parents need to know that Here There Everywhere is a place where kids can go to stay current on news and events. Kids have to enter an email address and name when posting comments. If they're under 13, they're asked to submit a parent's email address. According to the site's privacy policy, it only collects non-personal information, such as a first name and an email address, if the user submits a comment or question. It's a nice introduction to keeping on top of what's going on in the world; though the site doesn't sugarcoat real news stories, it does offer gently positive viewpoints and answers questions alarmed kids may have.

Youngzine Parents need to know that Youngzine isn't only a current events magazine for young people -- it's a supportive, interactive learning community. Adult moderators show up all over the place, from registration to original summary articles to responses to comments and achievements. Some kids do use their full names or ages, but their locations aren't revealed. It's a gentle news source for kids and tweens who want to keep up on issues and maybe throw their own opinions into the ring. 

NewsELA Parents need to know that Newsela is a website that offers kids the chance to read about current events at the level they're comfortable with. When kids sign up, they'll need to click on an email-verification link to get started. Once registered, you'll receive a start-up code that family members can use to log in. Kids will need to register separately with their own usernames and passwords, enter the code, and view articles you've selected.