Parents and teachers are often ill-equipped to deal with the variety of devices and applications such as email, instant messaging, browsing, blogs, cell phones, and personal digital assistant devices (PDAs) that can facilitate the dangers lurking online. How to Protect Your Children on the Internet offers a comprehensive overview of the ways in which youth use such technologies and exposes the risks they represent. At the same time, it provides a roadmap that will enable parents and teachers to become more engaged in children's online activities, arming them with techniques and tips to help protect their children. Smith underscores his arguments through chilling, real-life stories, revealing approaches people are using to deceive and to conceal their activities online. Filled with practical advice and recommendations, his book is indispensable to anyone who uses the Internet and related technologies, and especially to those charged with keeping children safe.
About the Author:
Gregory S. Smith is Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Information Technology at the World Wildlife Fund in Washington, D.C. and Adjunct Professor in the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education Graduate Programs at The Johns Hopkins University. He is an expert in the field of information technology with several technical articles and public speaking engagements to his credit. In addition, he is the author of Straight to the Top: Becoming a World-Class CIO.