For people of all ages, the Internet has opened a whole new different world. You can even shop, plan your vacations, send a photo to a relative, communicate with friends, and even conduct school studies. This new method of gathering information and communicating has some hazards. For more information on how to keep safe online, see the links below.
What is the definition of a web address?
If you wish to use the Internet for the first time, you will use Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. A “web address” is required to access a “website.”
Do you think it is safe to believe anything and everything you read on the internet?
NO is the only answer. It is difficult for adults, and even more difficult for teenagers, to determine whether or not something on the internet is dependable, truthful, factual, or real. Some of the information available is useful, but some of it is simply incorrect.
What should I do if I end up on a website that I should not be on?
Click the “Back” button at the top of the screen if you end yourself on a site that you think is not for you. This will take you back to the website you were on previously. If you get “pop-ups” (little windows with unwelcome advertisements), just keep closing them with the X button until you go back to the same screen you were looking at. You should inform your parents or guardians of the website’s URL so that they really can ban it from accessing your computer. Many web browsers keep track of your online activities to create an Internet history. Your parents/ guardians may have a chance to be able to see what sites you have visited and remind you not to visit any that are not appropriate for teenagers. Click the “Back” button at the top of the screen if you end up by yourself on a site that you already know is not appropriate for you.
What should I be aware of when it comes to downloading data?
The Internet allows you to obtain a wide range of information, apps, and music. Before you download something with your parent’s or guardian’s permission, make sure you exactly know what you are downloading or about to download and where it is coming from. If you are unsure who is sending you the information, do not download it since it could include a virus that can harm your machine.
If you start downloading something by accident, make sure to use the “Stop” button visible at the top of your screen. The download will be halted, and the procedure will be terminated as a result of this action. Make sure your virus protection software is up to date on your computer.
What should you do if you wish to use the Internet for the first time?
You must speak with your parents before beginning to use the Internet to find information, chat with, or e-mail your friends. Even if your parents are not computer or Internet experts, they can assist you in thinking about methods to keep safe online. You can collaborate and produce guidelines for using the Internet, such as when it is appropriate to go online and when it is not, what kind of websites are acceptable, and how to set up an e-mail account. Filters can be put up by you and your parents, which means that some sites that contain improper content, such as nasty or violent messages, will not be able to open on your computer.
What exactly is a chat room and how safe are they?
Some of the Internet services do allow you to communicate with others in a chat room, which is a location where you can converse with multiple individuals at once. Topics related to sports, hobbies, and also fan groups are frequently discussed in chat rooms. There are so many different types of chat rooms where you may communicate with people from all over the world at any time of day.
Make sure you do have permission from your parent or your guardian before entering a chat.
What is proper Internet etiquette?
Internet etiquette (or manners), or how you should conduct yourself when on the internet, is referred to as netiquette. You must always stay a little considerate about others and avoid using derogatory language. Only say things on the internet that you really would say in person. Some Internet Service Providers (the firm that runs your e-mail program) can listen in on your conversations with others. Your Internet provider may issue a warning to whoever is the head of the Internet account you are using, which is usually a parent if you use foul language. Your Internet service provider or even your parents may restrict your access to the Internet.
Is it okay if I tell my best friend my password?
No, it is not okay. Your password should not be shared with anyone, including your best friend. Your parents and you should be the only ones who know your password, Internet or e-mail or anything. If you share your password with someone else, they will be able to read everything you want to keep secret. Under your name, someone else could use foul language or visit any sites you should not be seeing.
What should I do if someone I have been corresponding with online wants to meet up in person?
Even if you think you know someone you met on the internet well, this person still is a stranger to you. It is better to avoid meeting someone you just met on the internet in person. If you meet someone online and they want to see you in person, tell either your parents or a trustworthy adult immediately away.
What should I do if I am being harassed on the internet?
Someone on the Internet may be harassing you if they send you a lot of e-mails, otherwise, follow you into a chat room, or even send you messages after you have stopped answering. First and foremost, inform your parents about the individual. The second step is that you have to try ignoring the individual while online to see if they would leave you alone and take the hint. If they keep bothering you after you have stopped replying, you and also your parents can report to your Internet Service Provider about the other individual. You and your parents have the option of speaking with the police. If someone does start to bother you, it is not your responsibility. Know that you and also your parents have the power to prevent them from bothering you or another person.
Is there anything I should not say to a stranger on the internet?
Yes, of course. You would never walk up to a stranger and normally just tell them your name, or the place where you live, or where you are going to school, or give them your phone number, and you should not do the same on the internet. It is critical that you make sure you do not e-mail or also instant message anyone you do not know, and that you do not provide any information that can be used to identify you. Unless you are e-mailing one of your friends or any family member, do not post your photo on the Internet.
Keep in mind that you should never give out your credit card information over the internet. This is one of the simplest techniques for someone to steal your money.
Emailing one of your photos or any other information about where you are living or hanging out is not a good idea.
Never give out your name, address, phone number, or any other personal information.
What is the best way to know if someone is telling you the truth?
The disturbing part is that it is really difficult to discern if someone is lying, especially on the internet. People who lie about their identities and also stalk a lot of young girls on the internet do exist. Someone may, for example, lie and claim to be much younger or even older than they are. Even if you try to verify the person’s identity by reading their online profile, they can just easily lie about their age and identity or anything. The bottom line is that some Internet users are untrustworthy and may cause you harm.
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