Look Both Ways

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Learn the 14 ways in which you can help make the Internet a safer place for you and your family. You teach your children to look both ways before crossing the street. You tell them not to talk to strangers. But do you really know how to teach them to safely use the Internet? In this book, Linda Criddle, a leading child safety expert, offers a practical education about what is safe, what is not, and how taking a few precautions can help your children avoid putting themselves at risk. Discover what the risks are ...
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Overview

Learn the 14 ways in which you can help make the Internet a safer place for you and your family. You teach your children to look both ways before crossing the street. You tell them not to talk to strangers. But do you really know how to teach them to safely use the Internet? In this book, Linda Criddle, a leading child safety expert, offers a practical education about what is safe, what is not, and how taking a few precautions can help your children avoid putting themselves at risk. Discover what the risks are today and common ways in which people inadvertently expose themselves and accidentally reveal information. Learn how to be alert, avoid instant messaging and e-mail dangers, blog and play games safely, and avoid harassment and bullying.
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Maybe you think you know how to protect your family on the Web. Maybe you're wrong. Look Both Ways will warn you against stuff you never thought about. And it'll show you how to avoid those hidden dangers without cramping your style. (Well, no more than necessary.)

What's your child's blog (or MySpace page, or whatever) revealing about her? What are her friends saying online about her? Are you aware of all the new technologies predators can use to locate you? Do your own Internet postings make you vulnerable to identity theft? Are all your IM buddies really your buddies? Do you know how to use the safety settings on your child's online gaming subscription?

Linda Criddle isn't just about scaring you: She offers a complete 13-step plan for protecting yourself, including some realistic help with the toughest stuff -- like talking to your kids. Bill Camarda, from the January 2007 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735623477
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 9/20/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

First and foremost, Linda Criddle is a mother of four. She works for Microsoft Corporation as a senior product manager for Child Safety, where she identifies emerging risks to children on the Internet and develops solutions for users and technologies. In just the last year, Linda has written more than 30 patents. Linda is an internationally recognized speaker and advisor on child safety and the Internet.

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Table of Contents

Dedication

Praise for Look Both Ways ...

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Quick Safety Checklist

Understanding the Risks

Chapter 1: The Landscape of Risk

Chapter 2: Misperceptions About Online Anonymity

Chapter 3: Thinking Like the Enemy: Predatory Behavior

13 Steps to Internet Security

Chapter 4: Step 1: Be Careful What You Show People

Chapter 5: Step 2: Don’t Tell People More Than You Should

Chapter 6: Step 3: Be Alert to How Predators Prey on Emotions

Chapter 7: Step 4: Don’t Let Them Know Where You Live

Chapter 8: Step 5: Don’t Expose Yourself Through Instant Messaging

Chapter 9: Step 6: Reduce Your Vulnerability When Blogging

Chapter 10: Step 7: Understand Risks of Fraudulent Communications and Protect Yourself

Chapter 11: Step 8: Date Safely Online

Chapter 12: Step 9: Don’t Browse Indiscriminately

Chapter 13: Step 10: Use Common Sense When Gaming with Others

Chapter 14: Step 11: Get Savvy About Financial Scams and Fraud

Chapter 15: Step 12: Don’t Let Your Defenses Down When Using Mobile Devices

Chapter 16: Step 13: Act to Avoid Harassment and Bullying

Get Going to Protect Yourself Today

Chapter 17: Talking About Safety

Chapter 18: It Takes Everyone to Make a Safe Internet

Resources

Technology Toolkit

Helpful Web Resources for Internet Safety

Common Messaging Shortcuts

Selected References

About the Authors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2006

    Must have at any home

    If you have a PC, if you connect to the internet, you must read this book and have you other family members read it. It is a simple, comprehensive explanation on how to make you life safer online. Must read.

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