E-mail, and chat rooms let children (1)______ with friends and family members. They can also allow children (2)_________ with people that they have never met in person. Knowing a little about each of these communication services can help parents (3)________ children safer while online.
Through e-mail, (4)_________can easily send and receive messages. These messages may also have text, audio, and picture files attached. Signing up for an e-mail account is simple because most services offer them (5)_______ free. Sometimes these messages contain viruses, or other inappropriate content,(6)________ parents should warn children to be wary of e-mails from unknown people.
Chat rooms are online hang-out spots (7)______ anyone can talk about anything- current events, books, and other common interests. Users often do not know each other in real life, so it is important that parents keep a close eye (8)_________ the content of any conversations.
The Internet is the world’s (1)_______computer network with over 100 million users worldwide and this number is doubling from year to year. The Internet is like an (2)___________ highway of information. Now, you can sit at your computer, choose a route and arrive at your destination - that is, the information you need. Today, from your computer, you can access a library in one country, talk (3)_________an expert on a certain topic in a second country and send your own information to someone doing research in a third. (4)_______, we don’t know what will be next in the not-too-distant future.
The Internet was born when scientists attempted (5)______ the American Defence Network to other satellite networks in order (6)_________information. Soon, scientific and educational institutions, as well as research departments, became interested in (7)________ up, and, before long, the Internet had expanded into an international information and communication network. The Internet now reaches all the countries in the world. You can be connected to the Internet (8)________through your own Computer or you can hook up to an access system which allows you to use some of the Internet's services.