Consider the source use recognized authorities. Know who is responsible for the content.
Focus on quality all websites are not created equal. Does the site have an editorial board? Is the information reviewed before it is posted?
Be a cyberskeptic does the site make claims that seem too good to be true? Does it promise quick, dramatic, miraculous results?
Look for the evidence rely on research, not opinion. Does the site identify the author? Does it rely on testimonials?
Check for currency look for the latest information. Is the information current?
Beware of bias what is the purpose? Who is providing the funding? Who pays for the site?
Source: MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing 2012
- Pew Research Center: Gender
- U.S. Census Bureau - see also 2010 U.S. Census Brief: Age and Sex Composition
- Public Policy Institute of California
- Rand Corporation
Global Reports & Statistics
- Gender - from the World Bank
- Gender - from the World Health Organization
- Gender & Education - from UNESCO
- Gender Parity - from the World Economic Forum
- United Nations: WomenWatch - see also The World's Women 2010: Trends and Statistics
- UN Women - from the United Nations
- Women & Science - from UNESCO
- Data on Women & Children - from UNICEF
- Center of Excellence for Transgender Health - from UCSF
- Childcare - from the U.S. Census
- Early Childhood Care and Education - from UNESCO
- Early Childhood Education Research and Practice - an academic journal from UIUC
- National Institute for Early Education Research
- RAINN -- Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
- Rape - statistics from the FBI
- Rape (sexual assault) Overview - from the National Library of Medicine