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Welcome to LUS Fiber's Kid's Connection - a family friendly section where parents and kids can browse safe and educational content.
Internet Safety For Kids
source: Internet Safety Tips from the FBI
Safety Rules for the Internet
1. Never give out your name, home address, school name or phone number to anyone in a chat room or bulletin board.
2. Never send a picture of yourself to someone you chat with on the computer without your parent's permission.
3. Never write to someone who has made you feel uncomfortable or scared.
4. Do not meet someone or have them visit you without your parent's permission.
5. Tell your parents right away if you read anything on the Internet that makes you feel uncomfortable.
6. Remember that people online may not be who they say they are.
Resources for Parents
A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety (from the Federal Bureau of Investigation)
Bits, bytes and gigs.
Computers handle lots of information, called data. This data is measured using words that may sound a little strange at first. But, these units of measure are helpful in the same way that inches, feet and yards describe length, and ounces and pounds describe weight.
A bit is the smallest amount of data on a computer. It's so small, in fact, that we usually talk about bits in groups, beginning with a group of eight, which is called a byte. For large amounts of data, we use bigger groupings for measuring, as shown below:
- 1 kilobyte (KB) = 1,024 bytes
- 1 megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes
- 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1,073,741,824 bytes
- 1 terabyte (TB) = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes
- 1 petabyte (PB) = 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes
If you type one letter onto the computer screen, the computer uses about one byte to store that information. A medium-sized book contains about 1MB of information. And, the information in all of the books in a large library is equal to about 1 TB. That's a lot of data!
Brainteaser: Words beginning with "kilo" usually refer to something measuring 1,000. But, a kilobyte (KB) is 1,024 bytes, instead of 1,000 bytes as you might expect. Have Mom or Dad help you search online to find out why.
source: Indiana University Information Technology Services
Carencro High School Academy of Information Technology
Are you interested in learning more about technology as a career? The CHS Academy of Information Technology offers a curriculum concentration in information technology. Get details and learn how to apply at the program's website.