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Living Life Online


Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec1...
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Parents and teachers often talk about helping you stay safe, online and off. They try to teach you to think critically about what you see and hear, and make sure you have the skills you need to succeed in the 21st century. But the truth is that being a good citizen these days requires the same skills it always has: being honest and respectful of others, and treating other people the way you want to be treated. So whether you are texting or talking, posting photos or playing games, this guide has information to reinforce those citizenship skills that work online and off.

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Heads Up: Stop. Think. Click.


OnGuard Online
http://www.onguardonline.gov/articles/0033-heads
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This tutorial helps kids learn why and how to stay safe online.

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Recognize Cyber Bullying


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/beg...
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Bullies are no longer just the tough kids on the school playground. With today’s technology, these troublemakers are able to do their taunting online, too.  It’s called cyber bullying, the use of technology to harass or bully someone through forums, chat-rooms, with instant messaging, on sites like Facebook and with hate E-mail. Cyber bullies can be smart and savvy web-users, so it may be hard to recognize them at first. But there are warning signs to pay attention to. Being able to recognize a cyber bully and knowing how to react appropriately can help you stay safe online.

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How to Delete Cookies


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/adv...
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When you visit a web site, cookies store site settings and information on your computer. This can be anything from your user ids, passwords or e-mail addresses to items you’ve added to a virtual shopping cart like on Ebay or Amazon. Cookies can be helpful and don’t pose any real threat in most cases. But if you’re sharing a computer and/or don’t want this type of information stored, you can easily delete them.

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How to Browse and Delete Your Web History


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/int...
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The browsing history is a list of the sites you’ve visited recently and can be used as an easy way to navigate back to that cooking web site you enjoy visiting so much. For safety purposes, knowing how to clear your browser history is an important step in maintaining your privacy and security, especially on shared computers.

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10 Ways to Spot a Virus


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/beg...
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Your computer can act funny or slow down for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s something simple like a problem with a program. But other times it may be a virus. Viruses can damage your computer and let other harmful programs into your system that steal important information. Knowing how to recognize a virus can help you protect your computer and personal information.

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5 Ways to Avoid Phishing Scams


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/int...
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Phishing scams are an attempt to steal your personal and financial information. These scams typically involve email, fake web sites or pop-up messages that are used to trick you into handing over personal information such as bank account or credit card information, Social Security numbers, passwords, etc. Knowing how to recognize and avoid phishing can help you protect your information on the web.

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Setting up Virus Protection


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/int...
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Learn how to install antivirus software which is used to prevent, find and remove viruses, worms, spyware and other harmful programs on your computer.

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Printing a Web Page


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/beg...
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Learn how to print from the web.

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Opening Email Attachments Safely


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/beg...
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Learn how to recognize safe attachments and which precautions to take can help you protect your computer and most personal information

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Setting up a Free Email Account with Gmail


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/beg...
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Learn how to create an email address using google mail.

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How to Create a Strong Password


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/beg...
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How to create a strong password.

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How to Search the Web Using Google


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/23/beg...
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How to use the search engine Google.

Phishing


Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishin...
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This article defines phishing, gives advice on how to recognize and deal with scammers and provide information on how to report phishing email messages.

Online Lineup - FTC Consumer Information


Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/media/game-0009-onlin...
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Provides tips for shopping on line, including ways to protect privacy and prevent fraud.

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Northstar Online Digital Literacy Assessment


Minnesota Literacy Council, Institute of Museum and Library Services
http://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/index.php
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The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in six main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, and Word Processing (Word).

When individuals pass the assessments at approved sites, they can obtain the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate. This provides a credential for employment. There is no cost to complete the online assessments.

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Sharing with Email


Vermont Council on Rural Development
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk-7ozPEuN0&feature...
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Learn how to send, share, and save files and websites using email.

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Internet Domains: what Web addresses mean


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg6-EPcNAoI&feature...
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Learn what Web addresses mean about where you are online.

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How to Search the Web Using Google


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/23/beg...
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Average: 3.8 (4 votes)

How to use the search engine Google.

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How to Browse and Delete Your Web History


The Beehive
http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/int...
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Average: 3 (5 votes)

The browsing history is a list of the sites you’ve visited recently and can be used as an easy way to navigate back to that cooking web site you enjoy visiting so much. For safety purposes, knowing how to clear your browser history is an important step in maintaining your privacy and security, especially on shared computers.

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