Slick The Spammer Spam slows down your computer. Normally spam comes from someone using a mailing list, or many people he sends the same e-mail to. Spam is like an infection, because once you get spammed, the amount of it will keep growing as your e-mail address gets sold to other spammers.
Reducing Spam There are three ways to reduce spam. 2) Do not give out your e-mail address (not very easy, is it?) Set your e-mail filters. It won’t stop spam, but it will reduce it. 3) Report the spammer’s ISP, which is not easy: it’s practically rocket science. The spammer will send his mail through many e-mail aliases. View slide
Netiquette Ned Netiquette is the etiquette of the internet. The basic rule of netiquette is remember the person you are talking to is a human. Which means treat them the way you want to be treated You should stay away from using all capital letters because it is considered shouting & impolite.
Being online A flame war is when you insult someone and when someone is angry and takes it out on other people. You do not want to insulate people because you could start a flame war. To prevent a flame war, be polite and never give out hurtful information because people will be offended. What you should do if you become uncomfortable with a topic or site you find on the Internet, you should get out the chat. An emoticon is icon that shows emotions.
You can only give out information that won’t reveal any personal info about you, unless you are talking to one of your close friends. You should never give out information that involves your personal life such as: your real name, pictures of you, your school, address or your parents’ credit card numbers Remember, if you need a screen name to be in a chat always use a nickname!
Surfer Dude The internet is a place where you can search for anything you want to. It is also a global network. Internet should be used to look up information, look for jobs, or play games that have information in them. ` Browser is a program that allows you to access all the information available on the web. Two examples of a browser are, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. WWW stands for world wide web. It is different from the internet because it builds on top of the internet.
A search engine is used to help you find something that you are looking for. Google and ask are search engines that are geared towards kids. To promote internet safety you can block websites that are not appropriate for kids. Three benefits from joining the information super highway are to get help with homework, it increases reading skills, and to connect with places around the world. You should NEVER give out your passwords, address, telephone or credit card information over the internet. Although, you CAN give out your world wide information.