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The World’s Largest Online Safety and Help Group

Between my RL duties at Aplus Computer Aid, for this blog, I am currently evaluating some software titles, and doing research for a “big” article (Coming Soon!). Once again, the epidemic of rogue – “a virus has been detected on your computer!” – antivirus infections has me jumping. Please, if you haven’t already, read Your Computer Is Lying To You… The Epidemic Of Rogues.. and then forward the article to all your friends and family.

Short version: no new article today. But! I want to take the time to mention – again – to you a website especially worthy of your attention in this day and age.

WiredSafety is the world’s largest online safety and help group

“About us

WiredSafety is the largest online safety, education and help group in the world. We are a cyber-neighborhood watch and operate worldwide in cyberspace through our more than 9,000 volunteers worldwide. (WiredSafety is run entirely by volunteers.)

Our work falls into four major areas:

  • help for online victims of cybercrime and harassment
  • assisting law enforcement worldwide on preventing and investigating cybercrimes
  • education
  • providing information on all aspects of online safety, privacy and security.

Together with our affiliate, http://www.wiredcops.org, specially-trained volunteers patrol the Internet looking for child pornography, child molesters and cyberstalkers. We also offer a wide variety of educational and help services to the Internet community at large. Other volunteers find and review family-friendly Web sites, filter software products and Internet services. Along with the volunteers of our affiliated WiredKids.org, our WiredTeens and Teenangels, CyberMoms and CyberDads volunteers speak at local community groups and schools around the country teaching Internet safety. Our Cyber911 help line gives netizens access to help when they need it online. We are proud of our reputation as the one-stop-shop for all cyberspace safety, privacy, security and help needs.

Those who can benefit from WiredSaftey.org’s expertise include:

  • Parents, grandparents and caregivers;
  • Kids, preteens, teens and college students;
  • Members of the Internet and interactive technology industries;
  • Law enforcement, legislators, the judicial community and regulatory agencies; and
  • Schools and other educational institutions “

Large is right: there is much to learn here, and many great articles.. this page may be a good place for you to ‘land’ (start) http://www.wiredsafety.org/information/overview.html, or click the link higher up.

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September 7, 2010 - Posted by | computers, how to, Internet, security | ,

2 Comments »

  1. What an interesting posting today. I did not know anything about Online Safety and Help Group.
    I will read this further and also wait for your Big Article.

    Thanks Paul

    g.

    Like

    Comment by Gaia | September 7, 2010 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      WiredSafety.org is one of those resources I cannot say (aka endorse) enough about.

      Like

      Comment by techpaul | September 7, 2010 | Reply


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