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February 01, 2000

Kidd Safety
Written By: Hazel Jobe

The Consumer Product Safety Commission's Web site for kids introduces Kidd Safety and teaches some important safety lessons for youngsters.

Cute, colorful cartoons focus on the subject of safety through interactive games. Java applets and large graphics are slow to load but worth the wait.

The child-friendly organization uses picture links to other areas of the site. Set in frames, the links remain visible on the left as users navigate.

Let Kidd Safety, the tour guide for the Consumer Product Safety Commission's Web site, take you on a tour of Cranium Canyon to learn about bike helmet safety. In the Kid Zone, visitors can take the Canyon Adventure, send a Canyon E-Card, state Your Opinion or test their HQ (Helmet Quotient). Interactive games and word searches throughout the site teach important safety messages in a fun way. For instance, after visiting the house and finding the safety hazards there, users can play a concentration-style game with pictures of the hazards. Each time a player makes a match, he or she receives a safety rule for that particular safety violation.