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ACCURATE INFORMATION

  • know that the internet is filled with inaccurate information
  • investigate the person's or company's affiliations and credentials
  • check references and sources on any facts
  • see when the item was posted or last updated
  • confirm any web information through a separate reliable source

KIDS AND THE INTERNET

  • don't allow children to use the internet without supervision
  • monitor where your children spend time on the internet
  • be aware that child molesters use internet to gain kids' confidence
  • warn your child not to give out personal information on the web
  • don't let them meet with anyone they met on the web
  • use internet blocking programs to stop adult content

PROTECTING YOUR SAFETY

  • never give your password to anyone for any reason
  • be cautious about giving out personal information
  • make your password hard to guess
  • change your password regularly
  • use a mix of numbers and letters in your password
  • protect your computer with a firewall and virus software
  • don't open any email attachments from people you don't know

SHOPPING ON THE WEB

  • visit www.internic.net to see who owns the site
  • check out web companies with the Better Business Bureau
  • don't give out credit card number unless site is secure
  • secure site will have "lock" symbol at bottom of page
  • don't give personal info unless a reputable company
  • look for the company's return policy before ordering
  • file any complaints with the Better Business Bureau

 

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Ramona Creel is a modern Renaissance woman and guru of simplicity -- traveling the country as a full-time RVer, sharing her story of radically downsizing, and inspiring others to regain control of their own lives. As a Professional Organizer and Accountability Coach, Ramona will help you create the time and space to focus on your true priorities -- clearing away the clutter other obstacles and standing in the way of that life you've always wanted to be living. As a Professional Photographer, Ramona captures powerful images of places and people as she travels. And as a travel writer, social commentator, and blogger, she shares her experiences and insights about the world as we know it. You can see all these sides of Ramona -- read her articles, browse through her photographs, and even hire her to help get your life in order -- at www.RamonaCreel.com. And be sure to follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.


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