Using the Internet Safely for Seniors For Dummies Paperback – 27 Mar 2009
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Protect your privacy and use the Internet more securely with advice from safety experts
Isn′t the Internet amazing? But oh, the risks you′ve heard about – online identity theft, e–mail scams trying to separate you from your bank accounts, phony medical information, and more. Here′s the guide you need to steer through the hazards with confidence, so you can shop, visit, invest, explore, pay bills, and do dozens of other things online – more securely.
- Have fun – find out how to share photos and videos, chat with others, and participate in online discussions – safely
- Choose passwords with muscle – they don′t have to be hard to remember, just hard to guess
- Keep your information to yourself – see how personal info is collected and used by legitimate companies – and crooks
- Safely surfin′ – follow these tips to set up a browser, use search engines effectively, and sidestep suspicious ads
- Protect your pocket – with strong passwords and reasonable caution, online banking and bill–paying might be safer than using your neighborhood bank
- Stay healthier with online advice – discover how to spot reputable healthcare sites and avoid medical ID theft and scams
- Learn how to spot online risks – discover how online criminals think, how to recognize risks, and how seniors can become safer online
Open the book and find:
- The tools you need to protect your computer from viruses
- A guide to your rights when using the Internet
- How you can help keep your grandchildren safer online
- A glossary of common computer terms
- Ways to find movies, games, and music to enjoy online
- How to use social networking sites safely
- Surprising ways your personal information can be stolen
About 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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I will try and put this in a basic form for beginners because this is the intended market of the book.
The World Wide Web:- This is what some may consider to be the Internet because they have heard the phrase "I am surfing the Internet", however this is incorrect. The World Wide Web relates to images, pictures, video files etc which a person may see when they are using a piece of software called an Internet Browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox).
The Internet:- Is a global network that allows data to be transferred from a to b.
In reference to transporting goods, we could say that:-
The Internet is the road which the lorry will be driving on
The World Wide Web is the goods that the person can see, which the lorry has transported.
Hope this helps!
PS Apologies for any grammar issues I wrote this quickly.
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I also liked that the book has many illustrations and screen shots, which make it much easier to understand.
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