Dear Amy: What is HTML? — Natalie, Cypress, Texas
Dear Natalie: HTML, or Hyper Text Markup Language, is the “secret code” used to create Web pages. The code gives hidden instructions that tell a Web page document exactly what to look like. This means that everything you see on a Web page, such as color, text and images, is controlled by HTML tags that work behind the scenes. KidSpace at the Internet Public Library at www.ipl.org/div/kidsweb has information about HTML that can help you to create your very own Web page.
Dear Amy: Is it dangerous to give your personal information to someone you do not know when writing an e-mail? — Nicole, Merrill, Wis.
Dear Nicole: Yes, giving your full name and address to someone you do not know is very dangerous. The only personal information you should give out is your username or your first name. You should never share your last name, your address, your phone number or where you go to school with anyone you do not know. Safe Surfing at the www.4kids.org/safesurf Web site has many more safety tips for you to read over. You can even print off your very own Surftificate.
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