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On the Information Highway, just like in the real world, you've got to know the rules of the road to play safe. Follow our Safety Highway, and watch out for sign posts along the way!
Every kid learns not to talk to strangers in the real world. But one of the neat things about the Internet is that you can talk to people from all over the world. Most cyber-surfers are interested in the same things you are - to have some fun and learn some stuff - but there are bad strangers in Cyberspace too. Follow these safety tips and keep your cyber-journeys safe:
When you visit a site on the Web, the computer on the other end can ask your computer all sorts of things about you, like what kind of computer you have, and what sites you visit on the Web. All they have to do is save a "cookie" on your hard drive.
Don't leave a trail of crumbs for someone else to follow you! Set your browser to just say "No!" to cookies.
Every kid deserves to feel safe. When you go roaming in Cyberspace, it's easy to stumble on a site which makes you feel uncomfortable or scared. Remember the rule! Click out of there - fast! You just have to click on your "Back" button to get back in safe territory.
And when you're not sure about a site, leave and ask your teacher or your parents what they think about it before you visit it again.
When you use a computer password, it's like locking the door to your house when you leave. Make it tough for cyber-criminals to break into your cyber-home.
Here are some Do's and Don'ts for computer passwords:
Follow the safety rules and enjoy your cyber-treks!
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