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What Is Yahooligans?

Yahoo has done an excellent job of pulling together Yahooligans, a directory of Internet sites that are kid-friendly. As stated in their online info, "each site has been carefully checked by an experienced educator to ensure the content and links are appropriate for kids aged 7-12."

Yahooligans isn't only a directory, however. Many more fun features are available on the home page: Games, Movies, Reference, Parents and Teachers' Guides, to name just a few.

Yahooligans search feature scans listings in its unique, kid-friendly directory database to find your search queries. I've found that this kid-centric site does a pretty good job of filtering out the inappropriate stuff.

Features

Here are just a few of the fun features that Yahooligans has to offer:
  • Games: Free online games for kids. There's some really fun games here (and not just for kids - I found myself playing some Robot Invasion game).
  • Music: Listen to or watch your favorite music artist here.
  • TV: One of the most family-friendly video sites on the Web, and that's a rare thing.
  • Ask Earl: If you have a question that you'd like answered, go ahead and Ask Earl. It's like Dear Abby for kids.

Is it safe? Yes.

Overall, Yahoo does a superior job of keeping their listings safe and kid-friendly; although as a parent, you must use your own discretion on whether or not what Yahoo deems appropriate for 7-12 year olds is what YOU would be okay with. See the Internet Safety Checklist for more information on what is safe for kids on the Net, and what definitely is not.

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