To Click or Not To Click
From Hamlet to Othello, and Julius Caesar to Romeo and Juliet, the genius of Shakespeare lives on at the theater, in books and at the movies. Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet is a comprehensive Web site, complete with online works, criticism and resources from the playwright's era. It's much ado about everything at http://shakespeare.palomar.edu. You'll go all the way back to Shakespeare's childhood, following him until he makes his mark at Stratford and turns the literary world upside down. For experts, there's even a biography quiz to test your Shakespeare knowledge. Ay, there's the fun!

Zap, Buzz and Romp
There's a digital party happening on the Net, complete with rock lobsters, punk rockers and ice cream! At MaMaMedia, you'll find a Web site that's totally interactive and incredibly wild. It's time to get playful at www.mamamedia.com. Head over to Romp, where you'll learn about the hottest places on the Internet, including sites about dinosaurs, sports, pets and more. Or check out the Buzz, the spot to enjoy kids' stories, poems and pictures - or send in your very own! Check out some cartoons and games, or take time out to make some new friends. You'll learn how to make a Dig Sig - short for digital signature - or make noisy pictures at Stamps and Stomps. If urban planning is your thing, be sure to build and save your own Web city in Presto. It's party time!

Why Not Change The World Today?
Kids have two important qualities: energy and creativity. Why not put them to good use? Meet some ordinary kids who do extraordinary things at www.greatkids.com. They are inventors, sports stars, artists and heroes‹all under the age of 18! They've amazed the world with their talents and have made a difference by helping people, animals and communities. Meet a girl who started a wildlife refuge and a boy who started his own business. There's a 16-year-old mystery writer, and a 14-year-old who helps poor children in Pakistan. Each story has links to help you learn more about your favorite Great Kids and get more involved. There's also fun stuff at the Great Kids site. Check out the animated comic strip and exercise your brain muscles with the games for smart kids. If you're a Great Kid, or know someone who is, be sure to send in a Great Story. Get inspired by Great Kids and make a difference in the world today. (This site is no longer available.)

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Dear Amy: Do you know what a firewall is?--Betsy, New Haven, Conn.
Dear Betsy: A firewall is usually a combination of software and hardware that stops unwanted traffic from getting onto a network. Corporations and institutions will put up a firewall to separate their internal network from the outside world or the Internet. They want to protect the information available on their servers and the information going across their internal network from being read by outsiders. Network users behind firewalls must be given privileges by the network administrator to access outside networks, including the Internet.

Dear Amy: I just got a new computer. How can I move my Netscape bookmarks from my old computer to my new one?--Joshua, Lincoln, Neb.
Dear Joshua: An easy way to transfer all your bookmarks to another computer is to open the Bookmarks window in Netscape. With the Bookmarks window open, go to the File menu and select Save As. Name the file and save it to a floppy disk to transfer it to your new computer. This is a good way to keep a backup of your bookmarks, too. For more help with Netscape, you can always go to http:// help.netscape.com or just select what you need off the Help menu. (This site is no longer available.)

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