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Life in the United States: Internet Usage
- Do NOT use the phone or computer during working hours.
- Keep personal information confidential. Don't give out your
name, age, phone number or address. This warning applies to chat
rooms, contests and online clubs.
- Do not post photographs of your host family or of yourself.
- Don't believe everything you read or see online.
- If you find something online that makes you feel uncomfortable,
do not return to that site.
- If you meet someone online who wants to meet you in person,
do not ever agree to meet him or her except in a public place,
and try to go with a friend.
- Remember that someone other than you can view any email you
send or receive, and know what sites you have visited. Nothing
on the computer is truly private!
- Downloading from websites and opening email attachments can
infect your computer with a virus. If you are visiting an unknown
site, do not download any files.
- Don't reply to junk emails (spam).
- Make sure that anything you put in an email is something that
you are comfortable having other people see. Your email might
be forwarded without your knowing it.
- Think before you buy. If the online advertisement or junk email
offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is!