Okay, let’s just say it: The topic of Internet safety is not exactly glamorous. It rarely makes headlines until after a safety breech rattles your family. Moreover, the topic is loaded with ever-evolving tech terms that can leave your head spinning. Still the fact remains that understanding Internet safety in today’s wired world is just as critical as taking a personal safety course if you live in a big city.
A lack of “street smarts” may give a green light to scammers, cyber bullies, predators and anyone else looking to exploit the digital streets you (or your children) travel each day.
Here are some terms that will help to build up your knowledge base. If you have a few more minutes, you can read a more exhaustive list of Internet safety terms.
Adware: Adware is a legitimate, non-replicating program designed to display ads to the end user. It is often based…