The Internet offers nearly unlimited amounts of content for children to enjoy, including videos, games, and music. Yet, as many parents have unfortunately discovered, the free web also harbors misleading, cruel, and even potentially dangerous content—and some of it targets children. In an era where the “Momo Challenge” and online prank videos with disturbing content proliferate, communities need kid-safe sources of media more than ever. But many of the free hosting sites commonly found online don’t vet any of the content that is uploaded, often relying on a “flagging” system that’s far from perfect and not guaranteed to keep kids safe.
That’s where the Just for Kids Streaming Collection for public libraries comes in. Just for Kids gives young patrons a thoroughly vetted, kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore. With Just for Kids, parents—and librarians!—can relax knowing that their children are safely enjoying the best in fun, educational media, including Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and more. Children will also find songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire them.
Just for Kids is also ideal for librarians hosting a video storytelling hour, activities for preschoolers and early learners, an after-school or ESL/ELL program, homework help for students, or resources for homeschoolers that they can access anywhere, anytime.
To learn more about Just for Kids, click here.