Parents’ Guide to the Internet!
In our video The Internet and Chet, Ruff discovers many of the everyday things you can do online. Watch the video with your kids, and spend time online together to explore the wonders of the internet.
Help is at Hand!
Need to learn something? Need to chat with someone? Need to buy something, sell something, make something, pay a bill, or just have a laugh? Well, if you have an internet connection, help is just a few clicks or taps away.
Connect to the internet through a computer or phone. If you're new to all this, it's best to learn from someone with experience. Someone like Blossom!
Lots of web sites connect friends, schoolmates, or family. Ruff and Blossom use one to invite Ruff's family to a surprise birthday party. Sites like that are great ways to organize any group event, especially when people are traveling from far and wide.
Many charities make giving easy by letting you do it online. You have to be 18 or over to use a credit card, but it's definitely a quick way to help a good cause.
Shopping online is easy, and often lets you find the cheapest price. It's best to go to web sites you trust, and to read reviews of the product and of the company or person selling it. But don't forget that many companies charge extra for shipping.
Ruff decides to make Chet a mouse-sized trampoline with rubber bands, He found the idea online. The internet has information about almost anything you might want to make or fix. Especially helpful are photos or videos to help you picture what everything should look like.
People take lots of photos on their phones. If you do, it's a good idea to save them on a different device (like a computer) in case you lose your phone.
One way to back up your photos is to save them to "the cloud." What that means is you're saving them onto other computers that you can log into from anywhere. Although it means other people might be able to see your photos, you can easily find them yourself at any time by connecting to the internet.
What to Eat!
Fun fact: the internet has more than cat pictures; it has lots of food pictures, too! Ruff and Blossom found a recipe for a cheesy cheesecake. You can learn to cook any recipe by looking online.
One of the amazing things about the internet is that you can video chat with people around the world. In our video, Helga couldn't come to Chet's party in person, but she joined it (from Sweden!) by video chat.