Internet Safety

The Internet is a great resource for kids to research school reports, communicate with their teachers and friends, and play online games. Using the Internet comes with risks such as cyberbullying, exposure to inappropriate material and revealing too much personal information. These titles can help you learn cyber-strategies to keep you and your family safe while using the Internet.

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One in every eight adults and one in every four households has been the victim of identity theft in the past five years, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Individual Americans have lost more than $5 billion dollars, and businesses have lost $47.6 billion dollars due to this epidemic. Identity theft is stealing personal information, such as your name, credit card number, driver's license number, or other personal identifying information to commit fraud. The most common identity thefts occur when thieves use your name to apply for services, for credit cards or loans, to buy merchandise or lease equipment such as cars or apartments, and obtain medical care.
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This guide to online safety will empower young people with the information they need to stay safe from Online Predators. Law enforcement professionals provide specific information about what to do and what not to do online. A diverse cast of teenagers reinforces the safety lessons through real life testimonials. A narrative track combines with clear visual examples to make the teaching objectives clear for any viewer. Learn: • to identify and avoid the Predator’s Grooming Process • how to protect yourself when online • techniques to outwit predators • safe meeting practices.
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Crossing the road, we look both ways. Riding a bicycle at night, we use lights. So why is our attitude towards online security so relaxed? Edward Lucas reveals the ways in which cyberspace is not the secure zone we may hope, how passwords provide no significant obstacle to anyone intent on getting past them, and how anonymity is easily accessible to anyone – malign or benign – willing to take a little time covering their tracks.
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As internet use is extending to younger children, there is an increasing need for research focus on the risks young users are experiencing, as well as the opportunities, and how they should cope. With expert contributions from diverse disciplines and a uniquely cross-national breadth, this timely book examines the prospect of enhanced opportunities for learning, creativity and communication set against the fear of cyberbullying, pornography and invaded privacy by both strangers and peers. Based on an impressive in-depth survey of 25,000 children carried out by the EU Kids Online network, it offers wholly new findings that extend previous research and counter both the optimistic and the pessimistic hype. It argues that, in the main, children are gaining the digital skills, coping strategies and social support they need to navigate this fast-changing terrain. But it also identifies the struggles they encounter, pinpointing those for whom harm can follow from risky online encounters. Each chapter presents new findings and analyses to inform both researchers and students in the social sciences and policy makers in government, industry or child welfare who are working to enhance children's digital experiences.

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