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'Net tips from a surfer

March 22, 1997|By JUSTINA STEVENS

Just a few months ago, I didn't know how much fun surfing the Internet is. Now, I can't wait to surf to see what interesting Web sites I can find.

But there are some things I don't do when I surf the Internet.

When I chat with people, I never give them my home address or phone number.

I never give my age or appearance to other surfers. The last thing in the world that I need to worry about is people sending me information and pictures I don't want to know or see. You never know what kind of people surf, and sometimes you can't trust the information they give you. They could say that they are 18 and really be in their 30s or 40s.

I never send my picture to anyone I meet on the 'Net.

I know there are advantages to surfing the 'Net, such as finding information without having to dig through book after book. But remember, with every advantage, there is a disadvantage.

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Have fun surfing the 'Net, and maybe I will talk to you someday!

E-mail Justina at jcarrie@hotmail.com

Justina is a freshman at Hagerstown Junior College.

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