Educators and parents have a new, industry-backed internet resource——at their disposal, and it promises to help them protect children from the perils of the world wide web.

Information on how to help kids avoid pornography, hate speech, and explicit sites about drugs or alcohol will never be more than a mouse-click away, provided by the operators of some of the web's largest sites, including those run by Yahoo!, America Online, Lycos Inc., The Walt Disney Co., and Microsoft Corp.

The coalition's $1 million web site was unveiled July 29 in Washington, D.C., at a news conference with Vice President Al Gore...

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