Basics

As teens we are already good friends with the web.  The Web gives us amazing tools to research items, compare prices, select a seller (but make sure they are legitimate) and can provide us with a safe way to pay.  The big Web advantage is that you don’t have to bother going to a store and you can buy 24/7.  Most sites require a credit or debit card to pay, so you probably need a parent unless you have your own card.  As great as the Web is, be very careful if you purchase online since some of the sites might not be legitimate.  Some try just to get your personal data so they can hack into your computer, possibly steal your identity or gain access to money in your bank account.  The Internet can be a powerful tool; use it wisely.