Library staff partners with parents guiding children in safe and appropriate use of the Internet. The Library has online and printed materials concerning child safety on the Internet.
To the extent practical, steps shall be taken to promote the safety and security of users of the Olean Public Library online computer network when using electronic mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, social networks, and other forms of direct electronic communications.
Tips for Children:
- Always ask permission of a parent before providing personal information anywhere on the Internet. Personal information includes full name, address, telephone number, school name, or any password or credit card information.
- Never arrange to meet in person anyone they have met online without their parents’ permission.
- Always tell a parent, trusted adult or Library staff member if a Web site or a message they receive makes them uncomfortable, or frightened, or they don’t understand it.
Early Literacy Station
The Olean Public Library also offers the AWE Early Literacy Station computer as an alternative to the Internet. The Early Literacy Station is a dynamic all-in-one digital learning solution for children ages 2-8 that requires no Internet connection, so it is safe and secure. It features more than 60 educational software titles spanning seven curricular areas.