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Is There a Reasonable Approach to Handling Violence in Videogames?

Dotcom Madness

Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Choosing a Game Console
Comparing the 2002 Encyclopedias

Savvy Search Engines

Getting Smart on Smart Toys

Kids and Keyboarding -- with links to reviews of the best software.

The State Of Children's Software Evaluation-- Yesterday, Today And In The 21st Century
This rather dry journal article examines the current state of children's software evaluation practice and predicts what the future of educational software evaluation might look like in light of the potential of the dynamic nature of educational and edutainment software.

Sites to Keep Kids Healthy (Jan 2001)
We all want to keep our children healthy. Here are some sites that can help.

Are Computers Harmful to Young Children? (Jan 2001)
A response to the report issued by the "Alliance for Childhood"... a group that wants to take away computers from young children.

Smart Toy Watch (Nov 2000)
Here's a glance at the latest in smart toys, with links to CSR reviews.

Six Strategies for Raising a Scientist (July 2000)
A survey of the best software science software and sites, with links to CSR reviews

Symptoms of a Future Scientist (July 2000)
Some useful advice for parents

A Conversation with Jan Davidson (June 1997)
An exclusive chat with the woman behind Math Blaster.

A Conversation with Peter Kindersley (Nov 1997)
Learn the philosophy about DK software, from the guy who started the company.

Choosing Children's Software (Dec 1993)
A glimpse behind the CSR ratings and CSR's evaluation instrument.

Children's Internet Site Evaluation Instrument (Jan 1998) The criteria we apply to children's web sites

Do Computers Make Kids Smarter? (Sept 1998)
Sure... but its not that simple.

Help! My Kid's a Computer Junky! (June 1997)
Some practical advice for stressed parents.

Little Clickers: Horses (May, 2000)
The very first Little Clickers column, with links to others.

Six Myths about Children & Computers (March 1998)
Some common sense goes a long way when it comes to technology

Stanford Children's Conversation (March 1998)
Ever wonder what the people who make children's software are like? Here's a look behind the scenes at a historic meeting.

 

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Smart Toys... Smart Kids
CSR Issue: May/June 2002

The Videogame Industry's Position-- an Interview with IDSA's Doug Lowenstein
CSR Issue: July/August 2002

Digital Cameras and Kids, Part 1
CSR Issue: May/June 2002

DIGITAL CAMERAS & KIDS --The Time is Right
CSR Issue: July/August 2002


ARCHIVED ARTICLES (listed alphabetically)

1998 Bologna New Media Prize Juror's Meeting
CSR Issue: March/April 1998

2001 Bologna New Media Prize Results
CSR Issue: May 2001

2001 Holiday Hits
CSR Issue: November/December 2001

5 Ways to Make Videogames Your Friend, Not Your Foe
CSR Issue: March/April 2001

A Close Look at six 1998 CD-ROM Encyclopedias
CSR Issue: January/February 1998

A Conversation With Dorling Kindersley's Peter Kindersley
CSR Issue: November/December 1997

A Conversation With Jan Davidson
CSR Issue: June/July 1997, Page 25

A Conversation with Mark Schlichting-- The Guy Who Thought Up the Living Books
CSR Issue: March/April 1999

A Deadly Mistake-- Teaching Science Without Considering a Child's Developmental Level
CSR Issue: July 2000

A Look at "Kid Packs"
CSR Issue: September 1997, Page 17

All Star Software, November 2000
CSR Issue: November 2000

All Star Sports
CSR Issue: May/June 2001

All-Time Software Favorites
CSR Issue: November 2000 School Supplement

An Evaluation of the Microsoft ActiMates Early Learning System
CSR Issue: November/December 1997

Announcing the 1998 Bologna New Media Prize Winners
CSR Issue: May 1998

Ask A Librarian: 13 Great Websites for Grown-Ups
CSR Issue: May 1998

Back to Basics-- What Every Home Software Library Should Have
CSR Issue: September/October 2001

Back to School Tools
CSR Issue: September 2000

Breakthrough Book for People with Disabilities
CSR Issue: September 2000

Bring on the Brain Games!
CSR Issue: November 2000 School Supplement

Bytes or Blocks: What's Best for Baby?
CSR Issue: May/June 2001

Capturing the Magic of Interactive Media
CSR Issue: September/October 2001

CARMEN!
CSR Issue: May 1998

Children's Internet Site Evaluation Instrument
CSR Issue: January/February 1998

Children's Software Shopping Tips
CSR Issue: November 2000

Comparing the 2002 Encyclopedias
CSR Issue: January/February 2002

Conditions for Learning
CSR Issue: May 1998

Cooperation at the Computer
CSR Issue: May/June 1998 (special tear out insert card)

Create! With Your Computer
CSR Issue: November/December 1997

Creating On The Computer
CSR Issue: November 2000

Digital Cameras and Kids, Part 1
CSR Issue: May/June 2002

DIGITAL CAMERAS & KIDS --The Time is Right
CSR Issue: July/August 2002

E3 Report 2000: Trends and Forecast
CSR Issue: July 2000

Electronic Parent: The Real Truth about the WWW
CSR Issue: May 1998

Five New Solid Racing Games
CSR Issue: November 2000

Fruit, Fiber and RAM: How to Pack an Empowering Lunch
CSR Issue: November 2000

Gender Equity and Stereotypes, 2001
CSR Issue: May/June 2001

Geography
CSR Issue: March/April 2001

Getting Smart on Smart Toys: Ten Tips for Spotting The Winners and Losers
CSR Issue: June/July 2001

Getting Started: A Checklist for Success
CSR Issue: August 1996, Page 1

Getting Your Child Online
CSR Issue: September 2000

Hardware News
CSR Issue: June/July, 1994

Harvard Study Questions ESRB Ratings
CSR Issue: September/October 2001

History, Herstory, Ourstory Theirstory
CSR Issue: January 2001

Holiday Buyer's Guide 2000
CSR Issue: November 2000

Holiday Gift Guide
CSR Issue: November/December 1997

HOW SMART ARE COMPUTERS REALLY?
CSR Issue: June/July 1997, Page 12

How to Buy Software
CSR Issue: Aug/Sept 1994 pgs 1 & 3

How to Get Online: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
CSR Issue: September 2000

How We Rate Software: CSR's Evaluation Instrument
CSR Issue: September 1997 (tear out insert card between pages 7-8).

I Wanna Tamagotchi! (Letter from the Editor)
CSR Issue: September, 1997, Page 2

In These Days of JumpStart and SmarterKids, the Ideas of Jean Piaget are More Important than Ever (Editorial)
CSR Issue: July 2000

Industry News (Nov. 1997)
CSR Issue: November/December 1997

Instant Messaging: What it is -- How it works -- How you get it
CSR Issue: September 2000

Internet News Page: January/February 1998
CSR Issue: January/February 1998

Is Something Living In Your Computer?
CSR Issue: November/December 1997

Is There a Reasonable Approach to Handling Violence in Videogames?
CSR Issue: July/August 2002

It's Time to Stop Irresponsible E-Mailers
CSR Issue: March/April 1998

Just the Facts
CSR Issue: May 01

Keyboarding Update: A Look at Two New Titles (Insert Box)
CSR Issue: November/December 1997

Kids on the Keyboard
CSR Issue: May/June 01

Letter from the Editor: January/February 1998
CSR Issue: January/February 1998

Mailbag: Are Computers Harmful to Kids?
CSR Issue: November 2000

Mailbag: Are You Funded by Disney?
CSR Issue: May 1998

Mailbag: September 2000
CSR Issue: September 2000

Mailbag: September /October 2001
CSR Issue: September/October 2001

Mailbag: Sorry, No Game Girl
CSR Issue: July 2000

Mapping Software (Insert Box)
CSR Issue: November/December 1997

Mars: Sites and Software to Support Your School Curriculum
CSR Issue: September 1997, Page 4

Mary-Kate and Ashley on Game Boy and PlayStation
CSR Issue: November 2000

More Science Software Ideas, By Grade
CSR Issue: July 2000

Must-Have Starter Programs, by Grade
CSR Issue: September 2000

NETSchools, LightSpan and Apple's E-Mate: A "Computer" for Every Student?
CSR Issue: November/December 1997

New Sports Titles
CSR Issue: November 2000

News You Won't See in Your Newspaper
CSR Issue: September/October 2001

Rx for Geography
CSR Issue: November/December 1997

Rx for History
CSR Issue: January/February 1998

Rx for Math Skills
CSR Issue: June/July 1997, Pages 9-10

Rx for Reading
CSR Issue: January 2001

Rx for Spelling
CSR Issue: September 1997, Page 27

Savvy Searching: A Comparison of Children's Internet Search Engines
CSR Issue: January/February 2002

Scanners & Kids
CSR Issue: January/February 1998

Screen Names & Passwords: Helping A Child Choose
CSR Issue: September 2000

Silicon Crayons? Smart Toys Move Into Unexplored Territory -- Drawing
CSR Issue: September/October 2001

Sites to Keep Kids Healthy
CSR Issue: January 2001

Six Strategies for Raising a Scientist
CSR Issue: July 2000

Smart Toy Watch
CSR Issue: November 2000

Smart Toys... Smart Kids
CSR Issue: May/June 2002

So What Would CSR Staff Buy?
CSR Issue: November/December 1997

So... You Live With a "Computer Junky?"
CSR Issue: June/July 1997, Page 3

Software Spotlight: Titles For Toddlers
CSR Issue: September 1997, Page 15

Speech Terms to Know (Insert Box)
CSR Issue: November/December 1997

Sports: The Latest Games for Each Platform
CSR Issue: May/June 2002

Stanford Children's Software Conversation
CSR Issue: March/April 1998

Stanford Children's Software Conversation Transcripts
CSR Issue: March/April 1998

Start Your Engines! The top 7 qualifiers, from 37 car racing simulations
CSR Issue: January 2001

Summertime Fun and Games
CSR Issue: July 2000

Supporting Your School's Curriculum: Your Dream Classroom
CSR Issue: September 1997, Page 25

Symptoms of a Future Scientist
CSR Issue: July 2000

Talking Barbie--90's Style
CSR Issue: January/February 1998

Technical Support Checklist
CSR Issue: July 2000

Teens Explore The Red Planet with the new Mars Expansion Kit
CSR Issue: July 2000

Testers For This Issue
CSR Issue: November/December 1997

The Explosive Growth in Software for Girls
CSR Issue: September 1997, Page 3

The House that Bill Built
CSR Issue: January/February 1998

The Ideal Computer Setup
CSR Issue: September 2000

The Next Big Thing
CSR Issue: September 2000 School Supplement

The Toughest Educational Challenge
CSR Issue: November/December 2001

The Videogame Industry's Position-- an Interview with IDSA's Doug Lowenstein
CSR Issue: July/August 2002

Tools For a Child-Friendly Internet
CSR Issue: September 1997 (tear out insert card between pages 7-8)

'Twas the Night Before Deadline (Letter from the Editor)
CSR Issue: November/December 1997

Two New Sketchpads Compared
CSR Issue: January/February 1998

Upcoming Consoles: A comparison
CSR Issue: June/July 2001

Walk A Mile In My Shoes: Interactive Tools for Exploring Culture and Humanity
CSR Issue: May/June 2002

What Makes Kid Pix Good?
CSR Issue: December 1993, Page 1

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Mouse?
CSR Issue: September/October 2001

Window ME Update
CSR Issue: September 2000

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