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Internet SafetyEdit

Movie title reads, "Internet Safety, with Annie and Moby."

A boy, Tim, and a robot, Moby are shown in a BrainPOP movie.

TIM: I don't think this was designed to be flown by a five hundred pound robot.

MOBY: Beep!

TIM: Wait a second, can't you fly anyway?

Moby is wearing wings and tries to fly. He falls to the ground. A young girl, Annie, and Moby are watching the movie on a computer at school. Moby points to the screen.

MOBY: Beep.

ANNIE: You know that guy?

TIM: Dear Tim and Moby, Why do so many people talk …

MOBY: Beep.

<instant message bell>

An instant message from Rocket Ron appears in a chat window.

MOBY: Beep?

Moby points to the instant message and Annie reads it aloud.

ANNIE: Hi there...to chat?

MOBY: Beep.

Moby nods his head yes.

ANNIE: Wait, Moby! Do you know Rocket Ron?

MOBY: Beep.

Moby shakes his head no.

ANNIE: Then how do you know he's safe to chat with?

MOBY: Beep.

Moby shrugs his shoulders.

ANNIE: What should you do if a stranger sends you a message?

Annie's notebook reads: What should you do if a stranger sends you a message?

ANNIE: My friend Becca sends me instant messages when we're online.

Becca sends a message to Annie and Annie writes back.

ANNIE: And my pen pal Jin e-mails me jokes.

Jin sends a joke to Annie.

ANNIE: My parents know that they're safe to e-mail or chat with. But sometimes I get e-mails or messages from people I don't know.

MOBY: Beep?

Moby points to the chat request he received.

ANNIE: Well, Rocket Ron is definitely a stranger. If a stranger contacts you or makes you feel uncomfortable, tell a teacher or a grown-up.

MOBY: Beep.

Moby raises his hand to get help from a grown-up at the school. Annie's teacher comes over to help.

ANNIE: They can keep the stranger from bugging you by blocking their e-mails or instant messages.

A dialog box asks if Moby wants to block Rocket Ron. The teacher clicks "yes" and then closes the instant message box.

ANNIE: Sometimes I get e-mails from people that pretend to know me or tell me I've won a big prize. If I don't know the sender, I don't open the message.

Annie's inbox shows she has an e-mail from someone named David. The subject says "Annie, you've won a new computer!!" She deletes the e-mail.

ANNIE: How can you be safe on the Internet?

Annie's notebook reads: How can you be safe on the Internet?

ANNIE: We're always careful around strangers on the street, and we should do the same with strangers on the Internet.

A car pulls up next to Moby. The driver calls Moby over. Moby shakes his head no at the stranger and walks away.

MOBY: Beep!

ANNIE: We should never share our personal information before asking our parents or teacher.

MOBY: Beep?

ANNIE: Well, your name, address, phone number, and birthday are all pieces of personal information.

Images illustrate what Annie describes.

ANNIE: You do not have to share where you go to school, or pictures of yourself.

A photo shows Moby at school with other kids. Another photo shows him with Annie's family.

ANNIE: Moby and I only visit websites that are safe for kids.

Moby and Annie are on the BrainPOP website. An unwanted ad pops up.

MOBY: Beep.

ANNIE:If we accidentally get to a site that makes us uncomfortable, we tell a grown-up so they can block it.

Annie's teacher comes over to help them.

ANNIE: I know it's important to stay safe on the Internet, but how can you keep your computer safe?

Annie's notebook reads: How can you keep your computer safe?

ANNIE: Moby loves playing games on the computer, and Mia uses images from the Internet in her projects for school.

Moby plays a computer game. The character in the game looks just like Moby. Mia drags an image from an Internet page on to her desktop.

ANNIE: But we know we shouldn't download anything without asking a grown-up.

MOBY: Beep.

ANNIE: If you download something from an unsafe website, or open an unsafe e-mail, your computer can get a virus.

MOBY: Beep.

Moby's thought bubble shows a computer screen with a sad face. It has a thermometer in its mouth and an ice bag on the top of its monitor.

ANNIE: Yup, a computer virus is kind of like the flu. It's a program that keeps your computer from working the right way, and you can accidentally spread it to other computers.

An animation shows how a computer virus spreads from one computer to others.

MOBY: Beep!

ANNIE: You can also keep your computer safe by using strong passwords.

MOBY: Beep!

Moby holds his arms up and flexes his muscles.

ANNIE: Some people can figure out and steal passwords, so it's important to choose good ones that are hard to guess.

Moby's thought bubble shows a thief carrying a sack of passwords.

ANNIE: Your password should never be your own name. They should be long and use a combination of different letters and numbers.

Moby’s name appears, then it is replaced with three examples of good passwords.

ANNIE: And you should never ever share your passwords with anyone!

MOBY: Beep?

ANNIE: Nope! Not even your best friend! Anyway Moby, there are plenty of ways to be safe on the Internet.

MOBY: Beep.

ANNIE: Uh, maybe that's a little too safe.

Moby puts a lock and a fence with barbed wire around a computer. He is wearing a security cap, and a sign that says "Keep Out" is hanging on the computer desk.

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