Internet Safety

Page Heading

  1. Type out "Internet Safety" as your page heading first.
  2. Enter to the next line.
  3. Zoom out to about 70% so you can see the entire page.

Set up Table

Insert table

Make sure your cursor is blinking on the 2nd/empty line.

Then go to the INSERT tab and click on Table - click and drag out 2 columns/across and 5 rows/down...then let go.

When you let go, you'll have something like this...

Make first column narrower

Hover over the column divider until your cursor looks like two pointed arrows, then click and drag to the left to make the column narrower.

In the first column type out the number 1 to 5.

Right-click in any of the first column cells... and go to Table Properties...

Then go to the Column tab and set the width to 1".

It won't look much different but this will ensure it's a good width to fill up your page but still be able to fit everything on it.

Table Text

Copy text below

Select the following text and copy (CTRL+C). 

Security. Never share your name, school, age, phone number, or address. Keep passwords private (except to parents). If you're posting a profile, don't include any info which could help to identify you offline.

Privacy. When you post something online, you lose control of it. It can be cut and pasted and sent around the Web. Never send pictures to strangers.

Stranger Danger. Never open email from strangers – it may contain viruses that can harm a computer. People aren’t always who they say they are on the Internet. Anyone can pose as a “buddy of a buddy.” Immediately tell an adult if something mean or creepy happens.

Don’t do it. Don’t say mean things, and don’t cheat at school. NEVER arrange to meet anyone face-to-face whom you've 'met' on the internet - for any reason.

Believe it or not. Not everything you see is true!

Paste Text

Then at the bottom of your Word document, click and paste (CTRL+V). Before clicking off, click on the bottom toolbutton and select the right one to keep text only.

Then it should look like this. Hit the Escape key to get rid of the tool button.

If you forgot that step, you can clear the formatting from the text by using the Clear Formatting toolbutton.

Move Text into Table Rows

Double-click beside a paragraph, then click and drag it into the right rows. 

Delete extra lines inside table

You'll have an extra line at the bottom of each row, so click inside each row and Delete/Backspace to get rid of it so you have something like this...

Delete extra lines after table

Click on the Show/Hide tool button on the HOME tab...

This will show you if you have extra blank lines after your table. You will always be left with one empty line after a table in Word, but you want to delete all the other/extra ones...

Click at the end and Backspace/Delete until you are left with just one...

Then click on the Show/Hide button to hide the paragraph marks. You should have something like this...


Make sure you have saved what you've done so far before moving on!

Default Font Type & Size

Select all the text on the page (CTRL+A). 

Set the font type to "Century Schoolbook" size "18".

So you should have something like this...

Page Heading

Now select the page heading text and set the font type to "Cooper Black", size "60". 

Add the Style (same one I'm using below).

The Numbers

Select a few letters from the page heading, then click on the Format Painter. You can use the HOME toolbar or just right-click on your selection...

Drag it over the first column of numbers. When you let go, it'll be the same as the heading font type, size, style.

Paragraph headings

Option #1:

  1. Select the first row heading "Security".
  2. Change the font type to "Cooper Black" and size "22".
  3. Also set it to the same style

Option #2:

  1. Select some of the page heading, click on the Format Painter and paint over the world "Security".
  2. Then pump the font size down to "22".

With the word still selected, double-click on the Format Painter tool. When you click, the word becomes the same ...

For the other headings, start clicking in the middle of the first word and drag over to the last word, then let go...

When you're done, you'll have this...

Paragraph Spacing

Select everything again (CTRL+A).

With the text still selected, click on the arrow at the bottom right of the Paragraph section on the HOME toolbar.

  • Set Paragraph Spacing to 6 pt before & after.
  • Also make sure the box is not checked and
  • Line spacing is "Single".

The paragraph spacing will force the 5th row onto a new page. We'll fix this on the next step.

One page only

Show Ruler

Now make sure you are seeing the Ruler. If not, go to VIEW>... and check the box for Ruler.

Pull down bottom margin

Make sure your cursor is clicked in the table somewhere on the first page!

Now hover over the Ruler on the bottom left of the page until you see a white 2-pointed arrow and the tool tip that pops up says "Bottom Margin".

.. then click and drag it down a little, down to where I did in the example below. 

  • Make sure you don't drag it all the way to the bottom!
  • Make sure you are clicked on the 1st page (not the 2nd page at the top)! 

It'll now look like this...

Cell Alignment

First column

Select the numbers in the first column, then go to TABLE TOOLS> Layout... and choose the middle one for the cell alignment so the numbers are centered horizontally and vertically.

Second column

Then select the right column and center that vertically (but keep it aligned to the left). You'll notice it in the last row's text not starting at the top.

No Border

Select the table - click on the 4-pointed arrow at the top left of the table.

Then set Borders to "No Border". Use the Design tab, or right-click on the selected table. 

Looks like this now...