Brought to you by USA.gov, Kids.gov is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. We link kids, parents and teachers to U.S. government information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.
To provide a safe place online where kids can create, play, and learn.
How The Site is Organized
Kids.gov is organized into three audiences: Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, and Educators. Each audience tab is divided into educational subjects like Arts, Math, and History. Within each subject, the websites are grouped as either government sites (Federal, state, military) or other resources (commercial, non-profit, educational). The sites listed under the other resources category are maintained by other public and private organizations. When users click on these links, they are leaving Kids.gov and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside websites.
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Are federal agency websites required to post kids' pages?
In 1997 President Bill Clinton issued a memo on Expanding Access to Internet-Based Educational Resources for Children, Teachers, and Parents. The memo directed federal agencies to develop and share online educational resources for students, teachers, and parents. Creating an agency kids' page would be one way to fulfill this requirement, and could be considered a best practice, but there are other ways to present resources for young audiences—like a portal for teachers and parents.
In response to the memo, the Department of Education chaired an interagency working group for education. As a result of the working group's activities and recommendations:
- Federal agencies developed more digital materials for teachers and students.
- The Department of Education developed Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) as a portal for educational resources hosted or sponsored by federal agencies.
- The working group created a toolkit with tips and lessons learned to aid other government agencies and organizations in the development of their online content for children and teens.
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