Teen on the net?

Many of my friends and family now have teens that are on the net. Most of them either don’t know themselves how their teen can protect their identity or ways to keep safe while online, or their teen doesn’t want to listen to mom or dad.

I came across this book that is labeled as The book for teens that every parent should read! it’s called Own Your Space: Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online (linked to amazon but maybe cheaper other places)

From the link:

You have been immersed in the technology since preschool. You download music, Google your homework, and constantly IM your friends. You check your email before dinner, tweak your MySpace page, and bypass that hardcopy diary for your own 31337 space in the blogosphere. While you’re doing that, you also need to protect yourself. This book is about keeping safe—protecting your data, your identity, and yourself without giving up all the great stuff the Net puts at your fingertips.

Learn how to

  • Kill viruses, worms, Trojans, and spyware
  • Give Spam the curb and smash web bugs
  • Understand just how public your “private” blogs are
  • Keep wireless freeloaders off your network
  • Safeguard your parents’ credit card and financial data
  • Understand what tools you need and how to tweak them

This could also be a good gift for your teen..

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