Living with the Internet and Online Dangers

Overview

Although the Internet allows us unique ways to communicate, such as e-mail and social networking, in many ways it is also like the Wild West-rife with dangers from those who aim to infect computers with destructive viruses or steal money, ruin reputations, or otherwise cause injury.

Living with the Internet and Online Dangers explains the risks and problems associated with modern technology and gives real-world advice on what teens can do to protect themselves. Chapters explore ...

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Overview

Although the Internet allows us unique ways to communicate, such as e-mail and social networking, in many ways it is also like the Wild West-rife with dangers from those who aim to infect computers with destructive viruses or steal money, ruin reputations, or otherwise cause injury.

Living with the Internet and Online Dangers explains the risks and problems associated with modern technology and gives real-world advice on what teens can do to protect themselves. Chapters explore online job hunting, e-mail scams and Internet fraud, finding friends online, and wireless security. Written in straightforward language, this detailed guide also includes helpful sidebars, a glossary of technical terms, and other resources.

The Teen's Guides series examines issues that affect teens; provides a comprehensive discussion of common health and social problems, remedies, and coping skills; and lists practical resources for further information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816078752
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/2010
  • Series: Teen's Guides Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,003,175
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction vii

About This Book ix

1 Is Cyberspace Bad for You? 1

2 Your Online Social Life 13

3 Shopping without Dropping 23

4 Online Job Hunting 38

5 File-Sharing: Free and Frightful 48

6 E-mail Scams and Internet Fraud 55

7 Internet Drugstores 71

8 Finding That Special Someone 75

9 Maintaining Your Identity 86

10 Viruses: A Computer Can Develop a Cold 100

11 Don't Click on That Link 109

12 Cell Phones, IMs, and Text Messaging 116

13 Wireless Security 134

14 How to Help Friends Cope with Internet and Online Dangers 138

Glossary 141

Appendix 1 Helpful Organizations 155

Appendix 2 Text Message Lingo 157

Read More About It 159

Index 160

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