Can I register at any Web site I choose?

No—it’s important to ask your parents first before registering at a Web site. Many sites offer special benefits if you register as a member, which involves providing your name, e-mail address, and sometimes home address, phone number, and other information. While some sites protect your privacy and only use that information to send you things you want, others sell your information to advertisers or organizations. As a result of registering at a Web site, your family may end up getting lots of unwanted e-mail, regular mail, and phone calls from companies trying to sell you things. And even if you find a great deal online for something you really want, never give out your parents’ credit card information unless they say it’s okay.


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