Question of the week

Test your Safety Smarts each week by answering the questions below

What are internet cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of digital information that are stored on your computer while surfing the web. When you leave the site and come back later, the cookies tell the website that you’ve been there before and what you did. Cookies can store passwords and your personal information!

Safety Smart Tip:

Always ask your parents before going on any new site and especially before giving out any personal information on the internet!


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You cannot mix electricity with water because you risk getting electrocuted. Here’s the science: It’s the tiny, crystal like objects, called minerals-in the water- that conduct electricity. That means if touched with electricity, they can spread the shock!

Safety Smart Tip:

While swimming, if you see or hear thunder or lightning, get out of the water and seek shelter immediately.

We wear our seatbelts to help protect ourselves in a crash or accident. When properly worn, a seatbelt snugly protects your hipbones and shoulder bones. Each strap works together so you do not slide out of the seatbelt. Modern seatbelts have a feature that locks the seatbelt when the car suddenly stops so you can stay protected by the seatbelt. Nowadays, seatbelts are so comfortable that you don’t even feel them! You can adjust them to your liking as well!

Safety Smart Tip:

ALWAYS wear a seatbelt in a moving vehicle! Remember that the driver can be distracted by passengers moving around in the car!

At least 100 mph! Sneezing is your body’s way of telling you that there is something in your nose that isn’t welcome! It can be dust, bacteria, or a virus. When you sneeze, your body is clearing your nose of all of that icky stuff!

Safety Smart Tip:

Safety Smart Tip: Remember to always sneeze into your elbow, NOT your hands! If you wipe your nose after sneezing, make sure you wash your hands so you don’t spread germs!

You should only give your passwords or safety codes to your parents or guardians. To make your password more secure, use special characters like: ! # $ @ etc. Don’t use the same password for every site; that makes it easier for to access your password.

Safety Smart Tip:

Creating a password for your phone is a very safe decision as it helps to protect your personal information!