Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies

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The Internet is amazing, but the risks you’ve heard about are real, too. You can avoid being a victim of online crime with the simple steps for staying safe online that you’ll find in Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies.

Here’s the guide you need to steer safely through the hazards so you can shop, visit, invest, explore, pay bills, and do dozens of other things online — more securely. Learn to protect yourself from online predators, create strong passwords, find ...

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Overview

The Internet is amazing, but the risks you’ve heard about are real, too. You can avoid being a victim of online crime with the simple steps for staying safe online that you’ll find in Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies.

Here’s the guide you need to steer safely through the hazards so you can shop, visit, invest, explore, pay bills, and do dozens of other things online — more securely. Learn to protect yourself from online predators, create strong passwords, find reliable information, spot e-mail and phishing scams, and much more.

  • Find out how to share photos and videos, chat with others, and participate in online discussions—securely
  • See how, with strong passwords and reasonable caution, online banking and bill-paying might be safer than the old way
  • Learn to install and set up a browser, use search engines effectively, and sidestep suspicious ads
  • Discover how personal information is collected and used by legitimate companies — and by crooks
  • Be able to spot risks, find out how online criminals think, and know what makes you vulnerable
  • Enjoy social networking sites without putting yourself at risk
  • Spot reputable healthcare sites and avoid medical ID theft and scams

There’s even a glossary of common computer terms and a guide to your rights when using the Internet. Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies helps you feel more secure by showing you how to protect yourself while enjoying the Web.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470457450
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 347,278
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Criddle is an internationally recognized Internet safety and technology expert and President of Lookbothways Inc., which develops online safety curriculum and software. Nancy C. Muir has written more than 40 books on technologyand is the Director of Content Development for Lookbothways. Learn more at www.ilookbothways.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: The Foundation of Using the Internet Safely.

Chapter 1: Understand What’s Going On Out There.

Chapter 2: How the Internet Views You.

Chapter 3: Raise Your Safety Bar Today.

Part II: Using the Internet While Dodging the Risk.

Chapter 4: Navigating the Internet Safely.

Chapter 5: Risk-Free E-Mail.

Chapter 6: Posting Photos and Videos Safely.

Chapter 7: Sharing Your Information with Others.

Chapter 8: Getting the Most from Social Networks and .Blogging.

Chapter 9: Dating Safely Online.

Chapter 10: Being Entertained Online.

Chapter 11: Grandparents Rule!

Part III: Protecting Your Wealth and Your Health.

Chapter 12: Shop ’Til You Drop . . . But Safely.

Chapter 13: Watching Your Pennies Online.

Chapter 14: Healthcare That Makes You Feel Better.

Part IV: Being Proactive.

Chapter 15: Using Technology to Keep You Safer.

Chapter 16: Knowing Your Rights and Making a Difference.

Glossary.

Index.

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  • Posted August 2, 2009

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    There are a-lot of us novice computer people , & we are not dummies ,just novices. And this book provides the understanding we need.

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  • Posted March 31, 2009

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    A great resource for seniors as well as anyone else who cares about online safety

    I found this book to be a great resource not only for seniors but also for anyone who is concerned about online safety. I liked the writing style and found the explanations to be straight forward and informative.
    I also liked that the book has many illustrations and screen shots, which make it much easier to understand.

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