Online Safety Tips

The Internet can be fun and educational but it can also be highly dangerous. If you plan to interact with people in chat rooms, instant messengers and exchange e-mail, NSPL asks you to please be very careful. There are many nice people online but unfortunately there are lots bad people too.

Here are some of many suggested rules in no particular order to keep in mind: 
If you arrange to meet in person, make sure you meet in a public place and bring someone else along with you. An adult you trust would be your best company. You might think you know the person you are meeting but keep in mind that its really easy to give out misleading information. 
Don't give out your credit card number or any passwords to anyone online. 
Don't give out your email so openly. This invites unsolicited (junk) email. 
Don't respond to messages that are obscene, upsetting or use bad language. Usually these people have some sort of bad problem. 
Always inform parents or another responsible adult if you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable or that you don't understand. 
Don't give out your full name, mailing address, or other information that could help someone to determine your physical location. You don't want to attract a stalker. 
If you would like more information on how to have a safe time online visit the following links:

Teen Safety on the Information Highway

Child Safety on the Information Highway

FBI Parents guide to childrens net safty

Cyber Tip line -- The CyberTipline handles leads from individuals reporting the sexual exploitation of children.

Web sites for children

Teachers' lists of the best children's books

Kids Com Jr.

Internet Safety for Kids


Kids Next Door

Oplin Oh! Kids


Web sites for teens

Safe Teens

Teen Read Week

Homework Help

Do you need help with homework? Here are some nice places to help you find what you are looking for on-line.

B.J Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

50 states and capitols - Covers points of all 50 states including state songs. 
Provides links to information about facts.

OPLIN Research Databases

Online news and weather

Here you can obtain local and international weather forecast and news.

CNN Interactive




The Weather Channel

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias 

Plant Facts/Dictionary Ohio State University

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

Web-O-Pedia - If you are lost and confused with some computer and internet terms you don't understand, this place has all the definitions for you.
YourDictionary - This place gives you word definitions in various languages. - Serves as a Dictionary and Thesaurus


Ok! So you want to have some fun? Here you can find sites that will take you in walk-through of your favorite games. You can find special moves, secrets and gaming enhancement to make you the best player of your kind. Good luck!

IGN Game Codes

Happy Puppy

Game Revolution


Is a movie worth watching? Whats new? Whats the best movie to watch? All thease questions answerd here.

Yahoo Movie Reviews Reviews

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