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Induction Certificate Number:   74020120615-554
Induction Date:   June 15, 2012
Certificate License Status:   Active
Product:   The Savvy Cyber Kids At Home: The Family Gets A Computer
MSRP:   $22.99 USD
Company URL:  http://www.savvycyberkids.org/
Rating: 

The Savvy Cyber Kids At Home: The Family Gets A Computer

by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Editor / Product Evaluation Expert
     
Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  06/15/2012

The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer provides a colorful combination of pictures and rhyme with a reason. The Savvy Cyber Kids once again provide familiarity, companionship, and help children to realize the importance of a major concern…Privacy.

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Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight Target Gender
Books - Teaching / Learning Aid 2011 Consumer/Education 2-5 years Female/Male


Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) - Index



Evaluation Report Summary (ERS)
Category Rating Scores

Category rating scores are based on scale from 1 to 5. Rating score must be 3 or higher to pass in each evaluation category.


Age Compatibility Content Quality Educational Value Marketability Reading Response Level Visual Appeal
5 4.5 5 4.5 5 5

Final product / service rating is averaged from the sum total of ALL applicable evaluation category scores. Only scores of "3" or higher are published.

There are a total of 357 evaluation categories which are used in our evaluation process.
(NOTE: Not all categories are applicable to any one product or online service.)

Only 6 of the evaluation category rating scores for this New Inductee's evaluation are featured for public view.



Critical Evaluation Information

These icons represent important attributes with which this product / service is associated, contributes to, or encourages development of. Select any of the unique icons below to learn more about the specific attribute it represents.
                     





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Wholesale Retail Reseller Online 

 



Safety Guidelines Symbol ImageSafety / Quality Classifications
 
CE MarkedUL ApprovedJPMA Certified
(Not Applicable)(Not Applicable)
ASTM Complianteco-Friendlyeco-Conscious



CPSIATÜVEU
Independent Lab Tested  Independent Lab Name 

  SGS
LeadSafe™ - Surface Coatings/PaintLeadSafe™ - Content / SubstratesPhthalatesSafe
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BPASafeSoluble Heavy MetalsMechanical/Physical
(Not Applicable)(Not Applicable)(Not Applicable)
Flammability - Solids/TextilesLabeling of Hazardous Art MaterialsiWatchDog™ Approved
(Complies with ICCS™ Certification Standards)



UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
9-780982-796801 



Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
U.S.A.

 


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Just as in it's companion book, Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: The Defeat of the Cyber Bully!, The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer provides a colorful combination of pictures and rhyme with a reason. The Savvy Cyber Kids once again provide familiarity, companionship, and help children to realize the importance of a major concern…Privacy.

In today's society at large, protection of personal information is vital both off-line and in the Cyber world. Failure to educate a child about the importance of protection of personal information can put not only the child at risk but other family members as well.
Image of The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer
The old saying: "Privacy is the best policy" really fits the mold when it comes to the storyline in "The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer."

"The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer" conveys a powerful message about privacy that makes perfect sense to kids.
It is an important message that kids are sure to inform others about.

"Keeping pre-teens and teenagers safe on the Internet starts before our children know what a keyboard is. In The Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: The Family Gets A Computer, children learn to protect their personal information, like their name and physical location through their secret Savvy Cyber Kid identity. Through traditional early childhood teaching tools, this colorful book reinforces the message of Online safety."

* The quote above was provided by the author of the book. We chose to include this quote to enhance the message we are conveying more effectively.

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Additional Details and Perspectives
More than just a cursory glance with aspects of relative importance.

It's time to get a little more detailed into what makes "The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer" so special. As a matter of fact, so special that it is an invaluable purchase for consumers for making their kids more informed about the importance of information; and it doesn't stop there!

For the commercial market, The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer provides added value to shelf space because it draws plenty of attention from consumers. This ensures regular sales and the attention spilling over to the products on either side of it as well.

The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer has many of the key elements that creates a ripple effect in sales with each book. The invaluable storyline alone is one which kids and parents alike will tell others about which in turn transitions into sales while helping even more families simultaneously.

The high quality hard cover and exceptional quality binding ensures strong durability to the rigorous lifestyle associated with kids. The colorful and well designed illustrations are sophisticated and beautiful bringing the message about bullying to a child in a more meaningful way that is seldom seen.

 

"I was so happy to see my children learn from this book about having Cyber names to protect their privacy. I was especially excited when I found out that the publisher has free activity sheets and a lesson plan available Online! I can use them in my classroom."



* A quote from a mother and teacher who shared this on her feedback form from our consumer hands-on evaluation event.
 

When a family or child gets their first computer, their mind isn't on Privacy issues, rather it is on what goodies they can discover in the new machine, chat with their friends in Facebook, and a myriad of other things. The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer is so well defined for the appropriate age level. The two characters in the story enable a child to relate to them and become completely engaged in the book as they turn each page of this new adventure

What you have here is a well-illustrated colorful book with creative imagery that a child will not only learn from but appreciate and share with others. To put the icing on the cake, just as its companion book, we found that parents were simply overjoyed to see the book. Parents expressed their thanks for the opportunity to be made aware of it for their children with excitement we find to be rarely seen.

The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer has all the right elements to not only sell the book but create a memory that will encourage consumers to return to a store in search of more products of similar quality and purpose.
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Independent Evaluator Reports Icon Independent Evaluator Reports
Extensive independent study and analysis by credentialed scholars.
The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from inclusive detailed Evaluator Reports pertaining to this New Inductee. These reports have been prepared by top credentialed scholars from their own extensive independent study and analysis.
* These excerpts have been posted verbatim, paraphrased, or a combination of both, in order to encapsulate the primary details conveyed in each of the evaluation reports in a brief summary form.

ECD Learning Specialist - Board Certified
Occupational Therapist / Associate Director of Autistic Learning Studies

"The title 'The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer' obviously has a lengthy title yet to a child, they are not bound by the measures we as adults use to judge the value of something. What is more important is the fact that the storyline is imaginative, succinct, and simple. It fits the age range intended and well beyond that."

"The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer is a wonderful piece full of colorful illustrations that a child can learn from with with a natural retention from association of experience which can easily be applied in their real life. As I have always emphasized in my teaching, for a child, life experience is one of the most prevalent topics of their conscious as well as sub-conscious thought."

"The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer has taken a specific segment of life experience that is applicable to every family. It takes two imaginative characters that kids can easily identify with, to share a message that is of the highest of importance."

"The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer delivers and exemplary communication of natural progressive learning. Learning is not pushed upon a child; the storyline carries them through the plot of the story with a gradual progression of the message intended being absorbed by the reader. The more often a child reads the book, the greater the understanding of the importance of the message is instilled in a child."

After completion of my evaluation of The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer, I have determined that the book provides an exciting story of life experience which would have a perfect fit on the shelves in retail book stores as well as in the homes of consumers and educational facilities."


Behavioral Analyst / Parapsychologist, (PhD)
Director of Behavioral Development Studies

"The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer is one of a two book set. This edition enables a child to identify and understand the importance of privacy for personal information. One of the biggest assets of this book is a child's immediate response in their learning and understanding the message fully which is being delivered in the book. The result gained from this is an eagerness to share their experience with others and a comfort in new knowledge.

The story structure of The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer creates a point of focus that children can not only identify with but carry what they have learned for many years to come in their life.

For most children, the book contributes to a greater level of creative skills development from identifying with the characters in the storyline. So many actions occur from their use of their fine motor skills to hold the book with their hands, to visual skill improvement from the reading of the colorful pages found within the book from cover to cover."

"In the consumer evaluation event where I observed the response level of the participants while reading The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer , I noted how both mothers and fathers developed a connection as they read the book together. This was applicable with both books and encouraged improvement of the psycho-social development skills of the children."

"In all instances where I observed children both alone and with their parents or guardians, the The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer book served as an excellent conduit for development of sensory and fine motor skill stimulation."


* PLEASE NOTE: At the request of our independent evaluators their names are not disclosed to protect their personal and professional privacy. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and accurate evaluation report summary, (ERS). All opinions and or statements from the independent evaluator(s) featured here do not represent the opinion of The Toy Man® Product Guide, any member or division of Epiphany Communications and the International Parenting Institute.



Consumer Hands-on Evaluation
Details about the experience at our consumer hands-on evaluation event.

Smiles, giggles, and plenty of WOW's!! That's the best way to describe the experience with our consumer hands-on evaluation of "The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer" and the rest of the many products. In its own unusual way, "The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer", along with its companion book, "Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: The Defeat of the Cyber Bully!", was tapping into multiple areas of interest for many at our event.

It was quite surprising to many of us both staff and volunteers how a simple book can contribute so much to the sense of security with a family. This helped add even greater excitement to our consumer hands-on evaluation.
Image of one of the pages from Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: The Defeat of the Cyber Bully!

Never did we imagine such an incredible response from a simple, colorful book. The characters in both of the Savvy Cyber Kids books found their way into the hearts of kids and parents alike.


"The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer" made it clear at this consumer event that it was being noticed and that it would not be a book to soon be forgotten. I guess you could say that was one of the key points of discussion or info our feedback forms. This was especially so with parents.

Protection of personal information is common and familiar topic of conversation in society today. When parents noticed how their kids were not just reading "The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer" , but sharing with them specific things they had learned from the book, you could see a visible image of delight in their faces.

It was such an enjoyable experience to see so many people having such a significant positive response about the book. In our going over all of the video tapes, feedback forms, and other content, it left no room for question of "The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer" passing this segment of our product evaluation.

  
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Evaluation Category Rating Scores and Summary
A sampling of the evaluation category rating scores from the product review itself.
There are a total of 357 evaluation categories in our entire evaluation process.
(Not all categories apply to any one product or service under evaluation.)


AGE COMPATIBILITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer was on the dot when it comes to AGE COMPATIBILITY. Everyone from our in-house staff, to the independent evaluators felt that The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer fits the age compatibility measure perfectly.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for AGE COMPATIBILITY




CONTENT QUALITY: Rating Level - [4.5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

CONTENT QUALITY is a vital part of the evaluation process with books, especially children's books. The content of The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer provides a strong contribution to creative imagination and thought. It also plays an important role in cognitive and interactive social skill development. The combination of color, characters and the lesson in the storyline is monumental in value.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was tough to say but The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer missed a perfect score by just half a point! Final results; [4.5] stars for CONTENT QUALITY.






EDUCATIONAL VALUE: Rating Level - [4.5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

EDUCATIONAL VALUE was one of the more challenging evaluation categories to work with. Our evaluation standards are based upon absolute values, not possibilities or assumptions.  In our evaluation of The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer we found there was much more than an average level of contribution to educational value.

There were many possible perspectives to examine in reference to judgment of educational value yet the true benefit in the book was more than just skill development which enables learning capability. It was what was learned from the story itself and the reverberations that become evident with others from it.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, that The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer achieved an almost perfect score with [4.5] stars for EDUCATIONAL VALUE.






MARKETABILITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

For The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer, the level of MARKETABILITY was quite high. When you consider the quality stock paper, the brightly colored illustrations, outstanding content and excellent price point for the book, it is so easy to see how The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer did so well in this evaluation category.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, Fly Danny, Fly pulled its weight all the way to an almost perfect score of [5] stars for MARKETABILITY.






READING RESPONSE LEVEL: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer guarantees a READING RESPONSE LEVEL well beyond what many may ever imagined possible. It was so amazing to see how kids would read the book then share the story with their friends. Now we are not talking about just a story, rather a valuable lesson gained from it.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer proved itself well all the way to an almost perfect score of [5] stars for MARKETABILITY.






VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [3.5] an image of 3.5 gold  stars

The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer really came on strong in VISUAL APEAL. It was a challenging task to make a final determination in this evaluation category but the response level from the children and families in our consumer evaluation played a vital part in the determination of a perfect score for the book.

The artwork was not just colorful but more so imaginative and visually appealing for each and every child.  The children were literally wowed with excitement as they turned each page, sharing their thoughts with their parent or guardian.

Once again, after reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer made its mark with a perfect score of [5] stars for VISUAL APPEAL.
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EVALUATION RESULTS - From evaluation for induction into "The Toy Man® News & Reviews"
       
    Overall Rating:   5
     
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    Award of Excellence:  
     
    eChoice™ Award:  
       
       
    S. T. E. M. Award:   
     
    Mom Approved Award:  
     
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