The Virtual State for Tots
The CIA home page for kids is certainly worth a visit, with its loveable surveillance pigeons as mascots, dress-up disguise page, and quizzes on geography and code-breaking.
A gallery of the current offerings within the larger genre of home pages on government web sites designed for children can be viewed at http://www.cia.gov/cia/ciakids/govagency.shtml.
Each large site seems to have its own adorable cartoon mascots: from bomb-sniffing dogs at the FBI to space-age robots at the National Reconnaissance Organization.
Yet many other government websites for children are still clearly designed for research projects, like the relatively unornamented page of the ATF.
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