Lorain Public Library System - Useful Web Links
Selected Topic: Internet Safety
Discover what cyberbullying is and learn how you can prevent it and how to report it when it happens.
The organization works to help prevent Internet users from becoming the victims of online criminal activity and to help victims trace and identify the perpetrators of online crime so that they may be prosecuted.
Internet Crime Complaint Center
Internet crime prevention tips are provided at this website. Internet crime schemes that steal millions of dollars each year from victims continue to plague the Internet through various methods. These preventative measures that will assist you in being informed prior to entering into transactions over the Internet are given:
Auction Fraud, Counterfeit Cashier''s Checks, Credit Card Fraud, Debt Elimination, DHL/UPS Payment Requests, Employment/Business Opportunities, Escrow Services Fraud,
Identity Theft, Internet Extortion, Investment Fraud, Lotteries, Nigerian Letter or "419", Phishing/Spoofing,
Ponzi/Pyramid Investment Schemes, Reshipping to Overseas Locations, Spam, or Third Party Receiver of Funds Offers.
Internet Safety 101
About.com provides an interactive teaching lesson for parents and children about Internet safety. The site also provides a glossary defining some commonly used Internet terms and abbreviations.
Internet Safety for Kids
A parents' resource provided by the the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media.
The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource to teach kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet.
Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
Provided by the F.B.I.
Social Networking Sites - A Parent's Guide
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, urges parents to talk to their tweens and teens about social networking sites, and offers tips for using these sites safely. Links to other "safety" sites are included.
Helps consumers to make better choices about what they download on to their computers. Badware is malicious software that tracks your moves online and feeds that information back to shady marketing groups so that they can ambush you with targeted ads.
Symantec Security Threat Explorer
The Threat Explorer is a comprehensive resource for daily, accurate and up-to-date information on the latest threats, risks and vulnerabilities that may affect computers that connect to the Internet.