Thursday, June 30, 2005

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

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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