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'Rather than offering a diatribe on the dangers of the Web, Johnson offers a practical, well-researched guide to help parents minimize the Web's potential drawbacks.' Publishers Weekly
'A very valuable resource for families wishing to educate their children towards a safer and responsible use of the Internet.' Nuria Quintana Compte, SafeBorders project (European Commission's Safer Internet Programme)
'An easy-to-follow, practical, and understandable guide for families to make their own and their children's Internet use a safer experience'. Invaluable and authoritative.' Bernadette McMenamin, National Director of Child Wise
'Simon Johnson's book has raised the bar regarding the importance of protecting our nation's most precious commodity .....your children! Parents and families need to know the benefits and the dangers they face in today's online world. Information is powerful and this book is a must read!' Teri L. Schroeder, CEO and Founder of I-SAFE America, Inc.
'This book solves many of the Internet's mysteries, helping parents build the confidence they need.' Senator Kate Lundy, Shadow Minister for the Arts, Sport and Information Technology, Australian Labor Party
About the Author
Simon Johnson (Victoria, Australia) has 10 years experience as an IT security professional with a number of organizations and government departments. He co-founded and managed Shake Communications in 1997, an IT security business. In 1998 he co-founded SecuritySearch.Net, which at the time, was the largest IT security portal on the Internet. SecuritySearch.Net received more than 155,000 page views per month and sent free security newsletters to more than 16,000 subscribers worldwide, per week. The site was sold in 2002 to US security firm GFI. The newsletter subscription arm of the business was sold to US security firm, Relevant Technologies. Johnson has been interviewed in television and print media on IT Security related topics, including Business 2.0, Computerworld, Corporate Risk, CNET News.com, Internetnews.com, Newswire, SBS World News, TechWeb, The Age, Wired Magazine and ZDNet News. He's written content for Total Surveillance by John Parker (Piatkas Publishing UK, 2000) and reviewed the business and e-commerce chapters in the book, Internet and World Wide Web by Deitel (Prentice Hall, 2002).