PICS Third-Party Rating
The following services rate materials published by others. As a web site
author, you can not control what ratings these services will assign to
you. You may, however, want to contact them to ask them to rate your site
or document. Their labels are not normally embedded within the documents,
but rather are distributed via label bureaus.
list (labels generated by human reviewers)
generated by computer analysis of document contents)
NetShepherd (labels generated
by human reviewers)
Ratings Criteria: Hybrid between third-party and self-rating; generates
PICS labels based on authors' informal text labels in documents)
for demonstration purposes only)
Publicly Accessible Label Bureaus
If you have client software that offers the option of connecting to a Label
Bureau (sometimes called a Rating Bureau) to access labels provided by
independent third-parties, the following label bureaus offer free public
access. To test what these label bureaus say about a particular URL, try
the test-a-URL service at the PICS
PICS Self-Rating Services List
The following services permit you to rate your own site according to criteria
If you use one of those services, you'll connect to its web server and
describe your document or web site by filling out an on-line questionnaire.
After completing the questionnaire, the service gives you a text label
in a special format, which you then paste into the header portion of your
HTML document (or the home page for your site). Examples
of correct and incorrect embeddings.
Last update: March 5, 1996
This list is maintained by Paul Resnick of AT&T
on behalf of the World Wide Web Consortium.
Please let us know of any
omissions or corrections, or if you know of label bureau offerings that
need to be added to this list.