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Avoiding Predators Online

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One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a young user on the Internet is to be contacted by an online predator. This volume explains how to avoid predators and what steps to take if readers are contacted by somebody untrustworthy online. The interactive eBook simulates situations such as messages and e-mails and teaches users how to avoid predators from within the safe, controlled environment of the eBook. Interactive sidebars highlight the finer points of the discussion, such as the role the government plays in protecting children online.

Avoiding Predators Online

Playing Games Online

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Online games have exploded as a popular medium for kids and adults alike. From simple single-player “casual games” to massive multiplayer online games (or mmogs), there are a lot of ways to have fun online, but there are also risks. This book teaches readers how to participate safely in the online gaming community, from keeping your personal information safe while gaming on social networks to avoiding bullies and “griefers” online.

Playing Games Online

Protecting Your Privacy Online

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Kids are naturally trusting, and the nature of the Internet and social networks today is to share information about yourself at the drop of a hat. Through interactive simulations on strong password creation and profile creation, this interactive eBook will teach kids to be mindful of what they do with their personal information, including how they share their photos and set their privacy settings on social networks. The text focuses not only on data tied to the user's identity, but also on how to keep a computer safe from Phishing schemes, spyware, and malicious attacks.

Protecting Your Privacy Online

Stopping Cyberbullying

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With our ever-increasing technological advances in the mobile and Internet spheres, our ability to reach out and contact one another has expanded as well. We're always connected. But because of this, there has come an up tick in cyberbullying among kids and teenagers. Today, bullying can be anonymous and relentless. This volume aims to explain this painful problem that plagues so many young users and offers important guidance for understanding and stopping a cyberbully in their tracks.

Stopping Cyberbullying

Using Social Networks

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Social networking is incredibly popular among all age groups today. However, some kids are signing up for social networks that are above their age range, such as Facebook. This interactive eBook engages the reader with a simulated social networking experience from how and when to accept friend requests and virtual profile creation all within the safe, controlled environment of the eBook. The book provides links and resources for social networks better suited to the readers.

Using Social Networks