Welcome to Adventures in Cyberspace. Before exploring the
farthest reaches of the cyber world we have an important message
for all Cybernauts from our Cyber Security department.
Safety First While Surfing the Net,
Follow our six rules and you'll be Set.
probably already learned that whenever you roam out of your own
neighborhood it's important to know who you're talking to, where
you're stepping, and who's around the corner. Well, you must keep
those same rules in mind whenever you're traveling around on the
world wide web. Here are some great rules to follow:
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When you're on line, you're communicating with the world. Make
sure your language is appropriate, respectful, and kind toward all
people. Use your freedom of speech to make our world a better
place for everyone.
Protect your personal information. Just like you can't trust
everyone you meet in person, you can't trust everyone you meet on
line. Don't send anyone your photo or personal information,
such as your name, password, your parent's name, address,
phone, location, or school without your parent's or teacher's
If you receive mail or are participating in a chat and someone
uses language or pictures that make you feel uncomfortable in any
way, find a parent or teacher who can help you solve the problem.
When searching on line, use search engines that go to sites that
have been approved for kids and teens. If you ever stumble into a
site that makes you feel uncomfortable, tell a teacher or parent
right away. (Save the site...it may help your parent or
teacher determine the best solution.)
Never agree to meet with anyone you meet on line. Talk to
your parents first. If they feel it would be a good idea,
then plan to meet in a safe public place and take your parents
Just like you and your family have to decide how much TV you watch
and which programs are appropriate for you, plan together
for how much time you will spend on line and what sites you will
visit or avoid. Take time to make a set of family guidelines
and learn to use your time wisely.
Cybernauts, those are the rules of the Net. Before rocketing off
into cyberspace, let's check your Cyber I.Q. Click on the best Try-It
below for your quiz. If you pass the kids quiz, you'll receive a
Safe Surfing Permit from Family Guide Book's Safe Surfing Parrot, Sophia!
Guide Book's kid's site, especially Sophia's
Safe Surfing Club and Cyberangels
are great places to visit for help with safety on the web. If
you pass the teens quiz you'll receive your Internet Driver's
License from SafeSurfin'.com.
additional information regarding safe surfing check out the web
sites below. Both sites are sponsored by AOL.
Cybernauts, now that you have passed your safety inspections
you're ready to tour the Web and discover the amazing diversity of
sites available to all who dare to travel in cyberspace
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