Internet Unit Terms
Property of the mind including ideas, inventions and creations such as art and music.
Harassment, taunting, and teasing committed online, such as in chat rooms or by posting inappropriate or false information or images of someone.
Internet security software and/or hardware that protects your computer against unauthorized access.
Tricking users into providing information such as passwords and bank account numbers by way of emails.
Copying or using someones else's work and taking credit for it without acknowledging the real author.
Malicious software that enters a computer and tracks or gathers personal information without the users knowledge.
Computer program that appears to be a helpful or harmless application, but actually causes damage to a computer once downloaded.
Malicious software that enters a computer and negatively affects that computer's ability to run correctly.
Short for weblog. An online journal
A website that allows collaborative editing of its content and structure by its users.
A small file downloaded by websites to store information on your browser.
File Sharing programs
P2P programs that allow users to access the same file at the same time.
Sending a deliberately confrontational message to others on the internet.
Electronic version of a file.
Courtesy, honesty, and polite behavior practiced on the internet.
Manipulation of a minor to gain their trust for illegal behavior.
Illegally copying copyrighted software, music or movies.
World Wide Web
Uniform Resource Locator
HyperText Transfer Protocol
A program that allows the computer to transfer and display hypertext.
Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
The first page of a website to load.
Clickable words or images.
The fraudulent use of another's personal information, usually for financial gain.
Allows for educational use of copyrighted material.
Charity or non-profit site