Teens: How To Keep Safe On The Internet

Smile 3DMicrosoft offers a free digital book called “Own Your Space—Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online”. “Own Your Space” was written by Linda McCarthy, for computer and Internet savvy “tweens” & teens, and their parents or educators. The book is available for download at the Microsoft Download Center. I have found it to be well written, technically correct, and targeted to young people. Chapter titles include: Protect Your Turf; Know Your Villains; Nasty Ware; Hackers and Crackers; and Friends, Creeps, and Pirates.

This is a good opportunity to expose our young people to the risks, threats, and safety measures of using the Internet. If you can get them to read it…please try.

Be very careful…it’s dangerous out there.

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