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Look Both Ways by Linda Criddle

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Top Tips on Using Technology to Protect Yourself

How you use a product can be as important as what product you use. Here’s my best advice on how to fit technology tools into your plan for Internet safety:

  • Understand what your family is comfortable with. Before you begin to experiment with the various programs and settings that are available to help protect you online, keep in mind that tools enable you to create the online environment you feel is appropriate. These programs typically offer various levels of settings. For example, a high level of content filtering would restrict a large number of sites, while a low level would allow more types of content through. Before you begin to make settings and install software, talk to your family and consider ...

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