From the Educational Options newsletter:
"Online chess academy for kids:
We have noticed locally there is quite a bit of interest in chess, with clubs, open game nights at bookstores, summer camps and tournaments. Now we have recently found an interesting website, chessKIDS Academy. Webmaster Richard James, of the United Kingdom, has written and co-written several books and magazine columns about the subject, and he has taught children how to play chess since the 1970s.
This website is packed with free online interactive lessons, quizzes and games for kids, computers to play against, and more."
Other options are online: FICS The Free Internet Chess Server and ChessBase
Software: Fritz and Chesster CD