Software with Video and Documentation, Internet in a Box for Kids


In the mid-1990s, growing use of the Internet and wide availability of computers led to concerns about protecting children from unsuitable content. This software was designed to give young users “access to the Net with some restrictions and directs them automatically to a home page that includes games and links to other suitable sites.” Inappropriate sites were shielded by SurfWatch software (for the latter, see 2006.0132.25 and 2006.0132.26).

The colorful box includes four 3 ¼" diskettes, a thirty-minute video about kids using the Internet (copyrighted 1996), a user guide, and related sheets of documentation.


Los Angeles Times, December 20, 1995.

Date Made: 1995Date Made: 1996

Maker: CompuServe Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Computers


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Credit Line: Jon Eklund

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0132.27Catalog Number: 2006.0132.27Accession Number: 2006.0132

Object Name: Software

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: container: 8 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 26.67 cm x 6.985 cm


Record Id: nmah_1303601

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