Use the Internet to help
with schoolwork. The Internet is a source of great volumes of
information. It's like having the world's largest library at your
Use the Web to visit
museums in far away places. A great example is at the Smithsonian.
Use the Web to meet children in other countries
or to keep in touch with pen pals who live far away from you.
Do use the Web to
learn more about universities and colleges that you may be interested in
attending. Almost all colleges post some information on the Internet. To
find a college web site click on the Alphabetical
Listing of College and University Home Pages.
Do be careful when
you download (copy) programs from the Web. Use a virus scan program
before loading it on your computer.
Don’t give your
password to anyone. Passwords are intended to protect your computer and
your files. It would be like giving the key to your house away.
Don’t give any
personal information, such as your family’s address, phone number or
credit card numbers to anyone on a computer network that you don’t
know. Always check with your parents before giving any information away
on the Web.
Don’t give your
picture to anyone over the Web you don’t know.
Don’t arrange to
meet anyone you’ve met on the Internet without telling your parents.
Sometimes people lie about who they really are.
Don’t try to
break into computers. It is not a game, it is a crime. Also, making
copies of copyrighted material, such as books, magazines or music is
also a crime.
material that you find on the Web and pretend that it is your own work.