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On the Internet

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The Internet has opened up a whole new world for people of all ages. You can shop, plan a vacation, send a picture to a relative, talk with friends, and even do research for school. This new way of finding information and communicating does come with risks. Check out the links below for ways to stay safe online.

Safe surfing
Safe chatting and IMing
Safety in online communities
Protecting yourself from cybercrime


Content last reviewed September 22, 2009
Page last updated October 31, 2013