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Internet Safety Basics Never share names, schools, ages, phone numbers, or addresses. Never open an email from a stranger – it may contain viruses that.

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2 Internet Safety Basics Never share names, schools, ages, phone numbers, or addresses. Never open an email from a stranger – it may contain viruses that can harm a computer. Never send pictures to strangers or view pictures that strangers send. Keep passwords private (except to parents). Tell a trusted adult if something mean or creepy happens on the Internet.

3 Being responsible -- and safer -- online Visit age-appropriate sites Minimize chatting with strangers. Think critically about what you find online. If you wouldn’t do it in real life, you shouldn’t do it online. Limit the amount of time online and places you visit. Agree on downloads with your parent/guardian. Report bad behavior to a trusted adult.

4 Computer Terms *Adware: A type of software that often comes with free downloads. Anti-virus Software: Protects your computer from viruses that can destroy your data, slow your computer's performance, cause a crash, or even allow spammers to send email through your account. *Backing up: Making copies of computer data in case something happens to your machine or operating system and the information is lost.

5 Computer Terms *Bandwidth: A measure of the "speed" of an Internet connection. Bookmark: A web browser feature that allows you to save the addresses of interesting or frequently used websites, so that you can readily revisit them. *Browser: A program that allows a user to find, view, hear, and interact with material on the internet.

6 Computer Terms Cookies: A small text file that a website can place on your computer's hard drive to collect information about your activities on the site or to allow the site to remember information about you and your activities. *Cyberbullying: Bullying or harassment that takes place online; includes posting embarrassing pictures or unkind comments on a person’s profile or sending them via instant message or email. *Cyberspace: Used to distinguish the physical world from the digital, or computer-based world.

7 Computer Terms *Download: To copy files from one computer to another over the internet. Drive-by Download: Software that installs on your computer without your knowledge when you visit certain websites. To avoid drive-by downloads, make sure to update your operating system and Web browser regularly. *Encryption: The scrambling of data into a secret code that can be read only by software set to decode the information.

8 Computer Terms Filter: Software that screens information on the internet, classifies its content, and allows the user to block certain kinds of content. Firewall: Hardware or software that blocks unauthorized communications to or from your computer; helps keep hackers from using your computer to send out your personal information without your permission.

9 Computer Terms Hacking: Breaking into a computer or network by evading or disabling security measures. Hardware: The mechanical parts of a computer system, including the central processing unit (CPU), monitor, keyboard, and mouse, as well as other equipment like printers and speakers.

10 Computer Terms *Intellectual property: Creative products that have commercial value, including copyrighted property such as books, photos and songs. Internet Protocol (IP): The computer language that allows computer programs to communicate over the internet. *IP Address: A computer's "address," it consists of a series of numbers separated by periods.

11 Computer Terms LAN (Local Area Network): A network of connected computers that are generally located near each other, such as in an office or company. Malware: Short for "malicious software;" includes viruses and spyware that steal personal information, send spam and commit fraud. (See Badware.)

12 Computer Terms *Netiquette: The informal rules of internet courtesy, enforced exclusively by other internet users. *Network: A group of two or more computers that are able to communicate with one another. *Password: A secret word or phrase used with a user name to grant access to your computer or protect sensitive information online.

13 Computer Terms Peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing: Allows you to share files online – like music, movies or games – through an informal network of computers running the same sharing software. Personal information: Data that can be used to identify you, like your name, address, birth date or Social Security number. *Phishing: When scam artists send spam, pop- ups or text messages to trick you into disclosing personal, financial or other sensitive information.

14 Computer Terms Pop-up Messages or Ads: Unsolicited advertising that appears as its own browser window. Profile: A personal page you create on a social networking or other website to share information about yourself and communicate with others. RAM: Short-hand for "Random Access Memory," it's the hardware inside your computer that retains memory on a short-term basis and stores information while you work.

15 Computer Terms *Router: A device that connects two or more networks. A router finds the best path for forwarding information across the networks. Security software: Identifies and protects against threats or vulnerabilities that may compromise your computer or your personal information; includes anti-virus and anti- spyware software and firewalls.

16 Computer Terms Social networking site: A website that allows you to build a profile and connect with others. *Software: A computer program with instructions that enable the computer hardware to work. *Spam: Unsolicited commercial email, often sent in bulk quantities.

17 Computer Terms Spammer: Someone who sends unsolicited commercial email, often in bulk quantities. *Spyware: Software installed on your computer without your consent to monitor or control your computer use. *Trojans: Programs that, when installed on your computer, enable unauthorized people to access it and sometimes to send spam from it.

18 Computer Terms *Upload: To copy or send files or data from one computer to another. *User name: An alias used with a password to grant access to accounts and websites. *Virus: Malware that sneaks onto your computer – often through an email attachment – and then makes copies of itself.

19 Computer Terms *Wireless Network: A method of accessing the internet without being linked by cables. World Wide Web: An internet system which distributes information through a browser. *Worm: A program that reproduces itself over a network and can use up your computer's resources and possibly shut your system down.

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