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Family Security and Caring
 
Family Caring- At some time in our lives, family members and friends may need caring support and special understanding. download is Free  Care Giving/Care Receiving manual  from the Senior2Senior.org website.

We post Kid Safe Sites, because like you, we care about the safety and security of our children and grandchildren...
...and to help parents, grandparents and guardians guide today's young internet surfers to safe sites. There are many other website creators who feel the same concerns and responsibility. These are just a few of their sites that we have personally reviewed and tested as safe for our Grandchildren. Check them out and share them with the young people you care about.


 
Personal Safety  for Kids

"Personal Safety for Children – a Guide for Parents" is one of many publications by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. You can visit their site at www.missingkids.com. where many are available as Free downloads.

Personal Safety for Children is a quick and fun guide for parents to share with their children - only 16 pages and available as a Zipped pdf file. You can download and unzip your copy by Clicking HERE.

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Reviews of Family Safe Sites


CRAYOLA
 

The Crayola website goes beyond being just for Kids with its sections for Parents and Educators, too. We wouldn't hesitate to send our children and grandchildren here for entertainment and education. Here's the LINK


PBS Kids is a respected and trusted site. We would not hesitate to send our children and grandchildren there for entertainment and education, either. Their Privacy Policy is very assuring. Families visiting the site can feel safe regarding potential threats to family privacy and their children's welfare. Jump to it from HERE http://pbskids.org/

 

Ask Jeeves for Kids

Ask Jeeves is a trademark of Ask Jeeves, Inc., Copyright Ask Jeeves, Inc. Ask Jeeves for Kids has great Study Tools, Fun and Games and News Resources, all Safe.
   
Visit Ask Jeeves for Kids Home page Here

Kid Safe Site from

A really cool Index to the Web for net Surfers ages 8 - 14. Parents will love this one,

Check out the Kid Friendly pages HEREand the
Parent Friendly Links  HERE

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Welcome to the U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal. This site was developed and is maintained by the Federal Citizen Information Center. It provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject. Explore, learn, have fun and add to your favorites!
Visit KidGrid Here It's an interesting and comprehensive directory of safe kid's resources
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Teach Their Kids to be Safe Surfers – an Invitation to Help other Parents, Grandparents and Guardian by Sharing Your Experiences of Teaching Your Children To Be Safe When
They Were learning to Surf the Internet. Please Tell Us About It HERE

 

 

The Internet has revolutionized how we learn about the world. The possibilities for education and fun are endless.  Unlike ourselves, our children are no longer constrained to the 12 or 24 volume encyclopedias we were provided.  The world is virtually at their fingertips and we should do everything we can to encourage their exploration.
 
    Unfortunately, it’s a sad testimony to the times we live in that such a wonderful tool is
also a very dangerous weapon.  And, there are thousands of unsavory predators lurking in the shadows just waiting for an opportunity to strike.

   Here is  the 'Must Have'  Information for every Parent, Grandparent and Guardian who cares about their children's safety when they're surfing on the Internet.

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 How Did You Teach Your Children To Be Safe
                               When They Were learning to Surf the Internet?

 
    We'd love to learn how you taught your kids to be cautious and careful and avoid the threats from online scammers and pedophiles when they were learning to explore the "web".
 
    CLICK HERE  to Share your Experiences and learn how other parents helped their kids to safety - free, of course
 
     As parents, grandparents and guardians, we are reminded constantly to help our children enjoy the pleasures and excitement of the Internet in safety.
        
     My own grandchildren learned how to boot up their family computers at a very early age. For the youngest of them, it was simply a matter of watching their older sisters and brothers as they chatted online with their friends, worked on their school lessons, and explored the mysteries of the cyber universe.
 
    Informed parents recognize that the Internet provides an exciting and learning experiences for their children. Teaching online safety, and learning together is a wonderful way for any family to enjoy it.
 
  Your experiences and successes could help a lot of other parents and us grandparents.
 
  CLICK HERE for a real easy way to Share your Experiences and learn how other parents helped their kids to safety - free, of course
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This Free report has the information to help you, and all parents, fully understand which Social networking sites are dangerous, and which aren't.    ICK HERE for FREE REPORT

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. For those of you who have visited our Firewalls website and Security Alert Blog, you know that the information there is directed toward keeping you safe from hacker and cracker attacks. Additions to our bookshelf are selected with the same purpose - and we encourage you to share our reports freely. 

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Read how to Protect young children and family from chat room predators
Protect Yourself and Family from Dangerous Chat Rooms and Instant Messages. If you use them, you and yours are the Hacker's newest targets.
 
Hackers are already taking advantage of problems with today's IM systems. People not familiar with these new threats could easily open a new, harmless looking IM message that pops up on their screen. With one well intentioned click of their mouse on a Hacker’s phony message, could get infected. It's no longer just the teen age Chat Room users that are in danger. Whole families are threatened
 
Did you miss this FREE report on the Firewalls-and-Virus-Protection website? You can read it here.  Please print the report and share it with your family, friends and associates. Help them avoid the hidden dangers and threats often buried in IM messages and of predators lurking in Chat Rooms.                     
      
                                                              

Imorive you Online Security when traveling

If you take your laptop computer with you on your travels, this interview with the Author of "Travel Cheap-Travel Well" contains tips and advice to help maintain your
 Online Security while Traveling in the United States and Abroad.

The author, Victor K Pryles, discusses computer security and offers first hand advice on maintaining personal safety while on the road, high seas and in the air.

Click to READ it here or Down Load it from this link and share this FREE 10 page report with the travelers you care about. (It's in eBook format; download in less than a minute and zip to open) DOWNLOAD HERE  

   
  
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    Don't get trapped by Rogue Anti-Spyware software
   
Trying a new anti-spyware program? Avoid being duped or robbed by false positives.
   
 
    "Rogue/Suspect" means that these products are of unknown, questionable, or dubious value if used for anti-spyware protection.

     In case you missed this FREE report on the Firewalls-and- Virus-Protection website, you can read it here.  Please print the report and share it with your family, friends and associates. Help them avoid the hidden dangers and threats often buried in software programs that are supposed to clean up, not infect your computer.
                           
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Is your Firewalls and Virus protection Safe Enough?

 
 Is Your Firewalls and Virus Protection Safe Enough?

This
FREE report will help you identify viruses, prepare for attacks and infections and guide you in their removal. It's a  9 page, easy reading guide that covers the threats we all face in our daily use of the internet. It's a basic education in understanding and Avoiding Virus Grief

              Down load it from this link (it's in PDF format):
           
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The download includes a ReadMe page with instructions for unzipping and using your Acrobat Reader, and even a link to the Adobe website where you can get your own free Acrobat Reader if you don't already have one
                          
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Is a keystroke logger spying on you?
  Is a Keystroke Logger Being Used To Spy On You?
Many of the tools and tricks in use today to spy on your internet activities are exposed in this 7 page report. This look into spyware will alert you to the ease in which your identity could be compromised, or stolen.

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your browser window.)
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Can you afford the cost of getting the viruses out of your cmputer?

        
  How Much Money would it cost you to regain the use of your computer after a serious virus infection?
It cost one of our friends a whole lot of money, much aggravation and lost time, lost records, and a major inconvenience to recover from the havoc caused by the worms and viruses that had infiltrated their computer over a period of many months.

In case you missed this
FREE report on the Firewalls-and-Virus-Protection website, you can read it here. Our friends have recovered full use of their computer and now encourage everyone to learn from their experiences. Please print the report and share it with your family, friends and associates.
    
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                          What's an Internet Glossary?
   
                          Ours is FREE. It's an alphabetical list of dozens of the terms you'll find used in many of the articles and news reports that relate to the Internet.

With our Glossary, you'll be able to decipher acronyms, like CGI, CSS, DSL, GIF, ISP, and more

Do you know the difference between
     Cookies and Crackers?
     Firewalls and flame?
                                 Internet and Intranet?
                                 Surfing and Scrolling?

        Get the answers from our FREE Internet Glossary.
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Home Security, and How to Protect your Family and Your property.
 
It's no secret that crime is increasing every year and is invading our communities. Burglary is a crime of opportunity where entry is gained due to the carelessness of homeowners.

There are many things an average person can do to make their home less of a target.
 


Home Security ebook free download
This Free little book will help you strengthen your defenses against intrusion and loss. Download the zip file HERE
 
There are a lot more 
Articles and Reports at the Firewalls and Virus Protection website. Look them over for the helpful 'keeping safe' info they contain.
 
 
Some of our recent library additions include -
 
   
  Virus writers are Targeting micro-blogging sites like Twitter,
        Facebook, and MySpace
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Cyber crooks exploit the tendency of the
      friends in these social networking communities to trust links from
      each other and tempt followers to click on infected links... 
       
 
 Anonymous Web Surfing - to avoid information being intercepted
     and used by others to track your Internet activities ..        
           
 
  Computer Killers - what to do when Malware strikes your
      computer
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As an experienced web master and Internet
     Marketer, Eric Holmlund had the knowledge and experience
     that enabled him to take the proper actions to overcome the
     infestation in his computer.
He shares that knowledge here.

 
  Windows Registry Repair Options - When you install a new
    piece of hardware or software, a new set of keys and values is
    created within the registry. Sometimes poorly coded software
    applications alter values within the registry that affect the way
    your computer works....

   SPAM from Hell - Spam is Hell when unscrupulous people take
    advantage of the free nature of the internet to email their often
    shady deals and pornographic material to those of us who don't
    want it. Here's a way to avoid some entrapment by unscrupulous
    Spammers... by
Dennis Gaskill
 
   and visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  website with its
    many publications relating to protecting the security of your
    family, both on the internet and off.

    They are FREE. You can go to their pages covering
 
               Consumer (family) Protection HERE.

                         
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   The Conficker worm -
                                    can you avoid being infected??

 
  Running rampant since October 2008, estimates of the number of infected PCs range from 9 to 15 million. In November, Microsoft released several patches and updates to defend against infection by Conficker (aka Downadup)

  Here's an update on the worm's activities and some suggestions for protecting your PCs. The attacks are against the Microsoft Operating Systems, and from what I have found, Microsoft at least offers some thorough protective help. 

  The worm's devious creators have programmed it to be immune to most anti-virus software. At least three versions are now circulating.

  The latest version of the virus has been programmed to instruct infected computers to carry out an undefined act on April 1, 2009.

  Security experts are uncertain about what the virus will do on April Fool's Day. Some say it may just be a distraction.

  The April 1 execution has many people looking for information about it by visiting popular Search engines. Unfortunately, this can lead to hoax web sites that could infect the visitors.

  Whatever damage the virus actually does or does not do, it’s still best to get it off your machine.

  Here's a list of resources that provide reliable "Conficker" information on the symptoms, prevention, and recovery.

  Symptoms - If your computer is infected with this worm, Microsoft reports that you may not experience any symptoms, or you may experience any of the following symptoms:

   * Account lockout policies are being tripped.
   * Automatic Updates, Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS),
           Windows Defender, and Error Reporting Services are disabled.
   * Domain controllers respond slowly to client requests.
   * The network is congested.
   * Various security-related Web sites cannot be accessed.

  Prevention -Protect yourself from the Conficker computer worm
http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/worms/conficker.mspx

  Recovery -The Microsoft Malware Protection Center has updated the Malicious Software Removal tool (MSRT). This is a stand-alone binary that is useful in the removal of prevalent malicious software, and it can help remove the Win32/Conficker malware family.

 You can download the MSRT from either of the following Microsoft Web sites:
           http://www.update.microsoft.com
           http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890830

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www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/worms/conficker.mspx
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   Tools to remove Conficker -

  BitDefender appears to be the first to offer a free tool which disinfects all versions of Downadup. This domain is the first to serve a removal tool without being blocked by the e-threat. Free download from their website here -
                               http://www.bdtools.net/
    

 NewsReporter  Reader's Questions  ??????
 
       Send in your questions. There is no such thing as a stupid question. Some people are bashful about asking, but there are always many others who share the same question, and will benefit from the answers to yours.
 

  With your permission, we'll publish your questions and answers in future issues of the "NewsReporter".
                  
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