Week of October 27, 2002

Get Smartz

When you think you've seen all there is to see online, go to NetSmartz at www.netsmartz.org. It provides excitement on the Web for everyone. If you fancy games, you'll like Webville Roundup and Where's Clicky. For daring kids, there is Clicky's Challenge, Name That Outlaw and the game show "Who's Your Friend on the Internet?" You can give your desktop a face-lift with free icons, wallpaper and screen savers. And refresh your NetSmartz about the dos and don'ts of using the Web.

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What should you do with spam mail?

Delete it immediately
Ask the sender to stop spamming you
Open and read each message


What are the four forms of honey?

Liquid, crystalized, whipped, and cut comb honey
Liquid, solid block, powdered, and comb honey
Liquid, whipped, cut comb, and comb honey


What outward signs of hypothermia did the bears display?
Ice on fur, racing pulses and dialated pupils
Ice on fur, skin almost frozen and glazed eyes
Blackened noses, skin almost frozen, no pulses




To Bee or Not to Bee

Comb through the buzzin' beehives of Honey.com at www.honey.com/consumers/kids. You'll find Bee Facts and Honey Trivia at this sweet site. The Draper's Bee Cam lets viewers watch the bees making honey. You can learn how to preserve and store honey for sweet snacks all year. Check out some delicious recipes with honey. Or go out on a limb and try flavored honeys such as avocado and blueberry. When you have finished eating, Take a Virtual Tour of a Hive, but mind those stingers. (This site is no longer available.)

South Pole-r Bears

Take your class on a beary chilly trip to Antarctica with OzGold and Berkley, two Bears on Ice at www.ku-prism.org/resources/Bears2005. You'll find a day-by-day record of the bears' trip in the Photo Pages. As you go through the Data Pages, you'll find a question about each day of the voyage. Send in your answer, then check back in two days to find out if you were correct. The Information Pages have all the info you need about ice, Davis Station, Heard Island and much more. Bundle up and explore this cool site.

Should schools ban the sale of soft drinks?


Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: How can I avoid getting spammed?
- Byron, Lancaster, Texas

Dear Byron: The single best way to avoid being spammed is to give your e-mail address only to your friends and family. Though you cannot be certain that they won't share your address with a Web site that sends mass e-mails, you can certainly cut down on opportunities for being spammed. Also, consider the tips at www.stanford.edu/group/itss-ccs/security/junkmail.html#How for avoiding spam. It has some helpful information about getting rid of spam and how to avoid receiving anymore. (This site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: What is a cookie on the Internet?
- Roxie, Portland, Ore.

Dear Roxie: A cookie is a small piece of code that a Web site places in the memory of your Web browser. It allows that site to trace your path and to recognize your computer. If you have ever logged on to a site on one day and returned another day to have it call you by name, that site most likely placed a cookie in your computer. You can set your browser preferences to deny placement of cookies, or you can delete them from your computer. Find out how at www.cookiecentral.com/faq.

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