We all know you know more about the Internet than your parents. Heck, they admit it, too! But that doesn't mean there's nothing left for
us to share with you -- or for you to share with your friends. Think about it: Every second, something new appears somewhere on the Internet.
And every second, millions of people somewhere around the world are online at the same time. That can be a risky combination if you're
not aware of what's going on.
Did You Know?
*Statistics from surveys conducted by i-SAFE's National Assessment Center (NAC)
- 53 percent of students like being alone "surfing" the Internet.
- 39 percent of students have given out personal information online.
- 31 percent of students have chatted or instant messaged (IM) with someone new they met on the Internet.
- 13 percent of students are willing to meet face to face with someone new they met on the Internet.
MySpace is YourSpace
We don't want to invade your space, but there are adults who do. Verizon and i-SAFE are providing you with cool videos for e-Safety training. And the beauty of it is: You don't have to go to the store to get the videos! Sit at your computer -- which
you are already doing -- and watch. That's it. And remember: This is to help protect you and your friends from the freaks out there.
Your most valuable possession is free -- there's no price tag on your thoughts. But, a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce report said that each
year American businesses lost $250 billion to copyright piracy and 750,000 jobs because of intellectual-property
theft! Illegal downloading, also known as online piracy, is the unlawful copying of materials protected by intellectual-property law.
So how does one person downloading for free parlay into a $250 billion annual loss? Each downloader needs to understand the
The true meaning of P2P sharing can be found at i-SAFE. Spreading the message of cool places to visit on the Internet and letting your
friends know what to avoid and how to get out of trouble online is the best peer-to-peer sharing you can do. Make sure your circle of friends knows
the ins and outs of the World Wide Web. So check out the i-MENTOR Training
Network to help keep you and your peers on the up and up when they go online.
Get the NAC
Take our student survey online.
i-SAFE's National Assessment Center (NAC)
surveys you and your peers on many aspects concerning various issues found on the Internet. The NAC results are used to shape how we reach
you and enlighten the general public as to what is really going on in your world'the cyber world.