We don’t need to stoke the fires of paranoia. Who hasn’t heard enough stories about the dangers lurking out there for kids on the Internet. That said, some accurate information goes a long way towards helping kids safer when they’re parked in front of the browser.
- The FBI has lot’s to say at http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm
- HelpwithPCs websites about kids
First and foremost, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Also, just because you read it on the Internet doesn’t mean it’s true. There are great resources for determining what’s true, and what isn’t.
- OpenDNS What a great resource this is. By using the OpenDNS DNS servers on your home or business PC, (which are 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124) you can save yourself a lot of trouble. To save space, I’ll just encourage you to click on the link and read all about it.
- Six tips to avoid scams targeted at seniors.
- http://safety.lovetoknow.com/Internet_Safety_Adult is a pretty good list of what-to-do and what-not-to-do about you, your computer and the Internet. So I don’t have to write all that over!