In partnership with security expert and author, Linda McCarthy, Microsoft has released a free downloadable version of her new book, “Own Your Space – Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online.”
Internet usage among adults has risen steadily, Internet usage among teenagers has soared. As of June 2009, 90% of American teens lived in homes with Internet connections. If you’re part of that 90%, it is especially important for you to understand how to protect your computer from nasty code.
Malaware sites target teenagers just like you by focusing their efforts on websites you and your peers tend to visit. Online forums are targeted by pedophiles posing as teens. Even identify theft, another potential consequence of nasty code, can be especially nasty for teenagers still in the process of defining their financial and business identities. If you use your parents’ computers, you may also put their financial and personal information at risk.
Written for computer and Internet savvy “tweens” and teens specifically, this book is also a useful resource for the adults they rely on.
Help teens ‘own their space’ online. Whether you are a parent, caregiver, or educator, you can keep up with the latest computer and online safety issues and help kids learn to avoid them.
You can download the entire ebook or download each of the 17 chapters separately.
Download page: Microsoft.