The Internet is amazing, but the risks you’ve heard about are real, too. You can avoid being a victim of online crime with the simple steps for staying safe online that you’ll find in Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies.
Here’s the guide you need to steer safely through the hazards so you can shop, visit, invest, explore, pay bills, and do dozens of other things online — more securely. Learn to protect yourself from online predators, create strong passwords, find reliable information, spot e-mail and phishing scams, and much more.
Find out how to share photos and videos, chat with others, and participate in online discussions—securely
See how, with strong passwords and reasonable caution, online banking and bill-paying might be safer than the old way
Learn to install and set up a browser, use search engines effectively, and sidestep suspicious ads
Discover how personal information is collected and used by legitimate companies — and by crooks
Be able to spot risks, find out how online criminals think, and know what makes you vulnerable
Enjoy social networking sites without putting yourself at risk
Spot reputable healthcare sites and avoid medical ID theft and scams
There’s even a glossary of common computer terms and a guide to your rights when using the Internet. Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies helps you feel more secure by showing you how to protect yourself while enjoying the Web.
Nancy C. Muir is the author of more than 50 technology books, including several bestsellers on Office PowerPoint. She has worked as a trainer and university instructor, and she has a certificate in distance learning design.
First and foremost, Linda Criddle is a mother of four. She works for Microsoft Corporation as a senior product manager for Child Safety, where she identifies emerging risks to children on the Internet and develops solutions for users and technologies. In just the last year, Linda has written more than 30 patents. Linda is an internationally recognized speaker and advisor on child safety and the Internet.