Tips for Parents - Internet Tips for Kids
- Key Internet Terms
tips for parents
Take the trip together. Take the
time to see what your kids are
doing online and what their
Teach kids never to give out
their personal information to
people they meet online
especially in public places like
chat rooms and bulletin boards.
Instruct your child never to plan
a face-to-face meeting alone
with online acquaintances.
Tell your child not to respond
when they receive offensive or
dangerous email, chat, or other
Establish clear ground rules for
Internet use for your kids. Decide
whether or not to use parental
control tools or protective
Place your computer in the
family room or another open
area of your home. Or use the
computer together at a library,
school, or community center.
tips for kids
I won't give out information
about myself or my family
without getting permission.
If I receive something online that
makes me feel uncomfortable, I
won't respond; I'll leave that
area right away and tell my
I won't get together with anyone
I meet online without getting my
parents' permission first.
I won't open or accept e-mails,
files, links, URLs, or other things
from people I don't really know
I won't give out my password to
anyone but my parents or
guardian- not even to my best
of Key Internet Terms
Archie- No, not the comic book one, but a network service that searches
sites for files.
Bookmark- A way to
mark interesting or frequently used spots on the Internet
so you can revisit these pages without having to type in the web address.
such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft's Internet
Explorer that allows you to surf the web.
Client- The user
of a network service; also used to describe a computer that
relies upon another for some or all of its resources.
Cookie- Refers to
a piece of information sent to a browser that the browser
software is expected to save and send back when you re-visit that site.
contain information such as log-in or registration information, online
cart" information, user preferences, etc.
to search engines, directories are indexes of web pages
organized by subject.
Domain or Domain
Name- The address of a company or organization. Most are followed by
either .com, .org or .edu. Many websites can be found by simply typing
name of a firm and adding .com or .org, such as www.Familymanagement.com
data from another computer to your computer. Some large
documents or files will ask you to download to your home computer before
mail that can be transmitted through the Internet and read by
other computers. You can send pictures and other files as well.
Asked Questions)- Documents containing answers to
frequently asked questions.
that allows the user to block certain areas of the Internet.
serve as a protective gateway between an organization's
internal network and the Internet.
Flame- a nasty piece
of e-mail or comment in a newsgroup, usually in response
to a newsgroup posting that offended someone.
FTP (File Transfer
Protocol- A common method of transferring files across
Gopher- A versatile
menu-driven information service.
Homepage- The first
document World Wide Web users see when connecting
to a Web server. It often is the home page of the users Internet Service
but can be changed.
HTML (Hypertext Markup
Language)- The standard language used for
creating documents on the World Wide Web.
HTTP (Hypertext Transmission
Protocol)- The standard language that
World Wide Web clients and servers use to communicate.
that includes or links to other forms of media.
Hypertext- Text that,
when selected, has the ability to present connected
Internet- A collection
of thousands of connected computer networks. It is the
end result of millions of computers that all use the same protocol to
over both high and low-speed data lines.
Intranet- A private
Internet network; restricted to only certain users who can
access the information and servers in the network. Many large corporations
Intranets for their employees.
IRC (Internet Relay
Chat)- An element of the Internet that allows participants
to "chat" online in a live forum that usually centers around
a common interest.
Services Digital Network)- - An extension of the public
telephone network designed to carry digitized voice calls, or data from
subscriber to another.
ISP (Internet Service
Provider)- - A company that sells access to the
Internet; most often through a local phone number.
JAVA- A language
developed by Sun Microsystems that allows World Wide
Web pages to contain code that is executed on the browser. Using small
programs called applets, Web pages can include functions such as animation,
calculators, and other fancy tricks
Menu bar- A common
element in graphic computer interfaces that allows users
to select options from menus
groups broken down and categorized by subjects-not
Proprietary networks such as America On Line,
CompuServe, and Prodigy that offer online features and Internet access.
Plug-Ins- One of
the reasons Netscape and Internet Explorer are such popular
browsers is that they allow third party vendors to create programs (plug-ins)
run in conjunction with theirs. Plug-ins allow computers to play audio
Search Engines- A
search engine is a tool to help people locate information
available via the World Wide Web. By typing in key words, users can find
numerous websites that contain the information sought.
Server- A program
that provides a service to other client programs.
e-mail containing advertising or promotional messages
sent to large numbers of people.
Upload- Copying data
from your computer to another computer such as the
server that hosts your home page.
URL (Uniform Resource
Locator)- A standardized way of representing
different documents, media and network services on the World Wide Web.
website address is often referred to as the URL.
Webmaster- The administrator
responsible for the management and often
design of a World Wide Web site.
World Wide Web-a
collection of graphical documents made available on
computers around the world called servers. These servers can be viewed
with a browser.