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Computer Stuff.

Everything you need to know about a computer.

Keyboard The part of the computer with letter and number buttons that you use for typing.
Mouse What you use to move the arrow around the computer screen. Can you tell why it is called a mouse?
Cursor The arrow or little flashing line on your computer screen that points to things.The mouse is used to move your cursor.
Monitor The computer screen where you see words, pictures, and videos
Laptop A small computer that is easy to move and carry. It has the computer, monitor, mouse, and keyboard all together.
Internet A world wide system of millions of computers that are connected together in a network. This is what your computer uses to visit Web sites like or to chat with other kids around the world.
Cyberspace This world conects computers with the internet. When you send an e-mail to friends it goes through Cyberspace to reach them.
Internet Address Just lie your home Address, this group of letters and numbers takes your computer to a specific place on the internet. It usually looks like or
URL ( Uniform Resource Locator) This is just another way to say Internet address. The Url for the Internet Keep Safe Coalition Web site is don't matter. There just for fun)
Website A place you visit in the Internet that has stuff you can read or see. Some websites have fun and useful info, but some are not safe.Your parents can help find you good Web sites.
Instant Messaging (IM) Messages you can exchange back and forth through a special program. It's like a private chat room.
Chat Room A place to talk by typing to other people in the chat room. But be careful! People are not always who they say they are in chat rooms. Never gine any personal info like your name, address, phone number, or the name of your school in chat rooms.
E-Mail A letter you send through Cyberspace. People love e-mail because it's almost instant and doesn't take any stamps.
Bullitan Boards A place on the internet where you can post info for other people to see, usually about a specific topic like the one in your classroom or home. Remember never psot your personal info.
username A name that you pick to use when you are on the Internet. It identifies you without telling strangers your name. Parents are good at choosing usernames.
Screen Name Your username in an chatroom. A screen name shpuld never say who you really are or give personal Info.
SPAM Junk mail sent to your e-mail that is usually advertising something. Don't open or respond to Spam because it can cause problems for your computer.
Virus A hidden computer program that sneaks into your computer through e-mail or the Internet. Viruses can really hurt your compute, and you can send viruses without even knowing!
Password A secret word that only you and your parents should know. You use it to check your e-mail and log into websites.
Blog Short for web-log. A website where you can post a personal journal.
Pop-up An ad that pops up on your computer, trying to get you to click on it. Pop ups are tricks, they usually offer something that sounds great, but really isn't. Never click on pop ups.
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