Internet Safety


Page Heading & Table

Type out "Internet Safety" as your page heading first. Enter to the next line.

Go to INSERT>Table with 2 columns and 5 rows.

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.

Copy Text

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 toolbutton.

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. 

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...

Select all the text on the page (CTRL+A). Set the font type to "Century Schoolbook" size "18".

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".


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


Page Heading

Now select the page heading text and do the following:

  • Set the font to "Cooper Black", size "60". 
  • Add the Style (same one I'm using below).
  • Make it centered.

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.

You might have it all on one page, or some might be on a second page. Don't worry about it for now.

Paragraph headings

If you still have the column selected, go ahead and click on the Format Painter. Otherwise just select one of the numbers or letters in the page heading first. 

Click and drag over the first topic heading. It'll be huge. Don't worry. Now select it and pump down the font size to 22...

Now that we have the right size, select a few letters from the first topic heading and double-click on the Format Painter (this is so we can paint over multiple things). Click and drag over the topic headings.

You should have 2 pages still. The text may all be on one page (below left) or a bit on the next page (below right). Don't worry, we'll fix it next.

Fit on one page

Click after your table. Backspace to delete any extra Enters. 

On the line you have left, reduce the font size to the default (Calibri 11) using the Clear Formatting button.

Now adjust your column width so you see all the text on one page, but you have an extra blank page.

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

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)! 

Cell Alignment

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.

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

  • Click on the 4-pointed arrow at the top left of the table, or
  • Go to TABLE TOOLS>Layout...and Select>Select Table.

Set Borders to "No Border".

  • Use the Design tab, or
  • right-click on the selected table

Looks like this now...

Separating Lines

Select the Table and set the Borders to "Inside Horizontal Border".

Go to the Borders & Shading options at the bottom.

A new dialog box opens. Set a style (dashed or dotted), pick a color (whichever one you like), make it thicker, and click on the Preview window to apply it to the horizontal lines. 

When you've said OK, your page should look like this...

Before you get checked...

To get it checked, have it at 70%, showing the whole thing.

If you have 2 pages, you have to still adjust the Bottom Margin using the Ruler.

If you have something like this, your first column is too narrow.