The newly revised, updated 2nd edition of “The Young Person’s Guide to the Internet” (ISBN 0-415-34505-7) is a reference book designed especially for young people from primary to post-graduate education, their teachers, schools and parents. Researched and written by Kate Hawthorne and Daniela Sheppard, it will be launched simultaneously in the UK, the USA and Canada in September 2005 by publishers Routledge ((£16.99 paperback).

The book describes more than 1600 thoroughly researched, up-to-date websites covering education, and leisure. It has 30 category headings ranging from Art to Younger Children and covers all UK National Curriculum subjects.

As well as key educational subjects such as Maths and Geography, IT and Languages, Special Needs and Education & Teachers, the guide includes subjects such as Careers & Students, Media, Internet Fun and a section for parents.

Kate Hawthorne said “The concept for the first book came from the difficulty in finding information to assist with my daughter’s homework. The vast amounts of “unedited”material on the Internet convinced me that producing a resource with relevant, accurate information would be a valuable support for young people. I was delighted to discover that many people agreed with this view when I saw that its popularity had reached different countries. For this second edition I was fortunate to meet up with Daniela Sheppard, another parent whose ambitions to assist with her teenage daughter’s education matched mine.”


The internet can be a boon to young people, and to their parents and teachers. But it can also be a hazardous place for the unwary. The newly revised, expanded edition of “The Young Person’s Guide to the Internet” is an easy to use internet reference book designed specifically to help young people – and their parents and teachers – get the best out of what the internet has to offer.

This inspirational new reference book contains short descriptions of over 1600 meticulously researchesd and up-to-date websites, all carefully selected with educational and leisure-time needs in mind. It will be launched simultaneously in the UK, the USA and Canada in June 2005 by publishers Routledge (£16.99 paperback).

Divided into 30 categories, including all UK National Curriculum subjects, “The Young Person’s Guide to the Internet” is educational, informative and entertaining. As well as key subjects such as Maths, Geography, IT, Languages and Special Needs, the guide includes topics such as Careers & Students, Media, Music, Internet Fun and special sections for Teachers and Parents.

The guide offers teachers and their students a wealth of resources to assist with study and to answer educational questions. Teachers from K-12 found that the websites recommended in the guide closely matched the interests and education demands of their students – while surfing these sites during class was an effective (and safe) way of holding the attention of even the most distracted pupils.

“The Young Person’s Guide to the Internet” can also be a great help to parents. Whether you are trying to help your children finish their homework, check their gap year options, complete their school project or simply get them away from the TV for a while, the guide will help your children spend their time on the Internet wisely and safely.

Written because the authors saw how their teenage children wasted hours looking for suitable websites to help them with their homework and research, this invaluable book is a “one stop” guide that will save time, effort and money – and do away with hours of wasteful, potentially hazardous, internet surfing.

If you are tired of wading through the World Wide Web to keep up with the latest and best resources available for your children and students, this is the book for you.