Surfing the internet can be extremely entertaining, convenient and helpful. But it can also be frightening!
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Here are a few more trusted online resources that will help keep you safe and your information secure.
A Washington State registered not for profit corporation. The mission of Senior Online Safety is to provide information to keep you safe and secure as you transit the internet, where the goods and service we all require have us tethered. While our focus is on keeping senior citizens protected our alerts, guidance and actionable advice are of use to both seniors and those who are aspiring to become a senior.
To receive an email each time they publish a new article, you can register by going to their website: http://senioronlinesafety.us8.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=36334c39d2ba003d20a9caed5&id=1011f32cdf
classes for beginning senior Internet users, can help you learn about the Internet and how to find answers to your questions and email your friends and family.
Download and print the easy to understand Senior Surf Day booklet for quick tips on using the Internet and sending e-mail. (The booklet is designed to be printed landscape style, back-to-back, folded and read book style.)
Contact the Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433 to learn more about Senior Surf Days in your community.
nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security. Here you’ll find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy.
Whether it’s social media, mobile technology or the “Internet of Things,” connected technologies bring us enormous advantages, along with some challenges. ConnectSafely’s job is to help users get the most from their technology while managing the risks and help decision makers craft sensible policies that encourage both innovation and responsible use. ConnectSafely has been a leading voice for rational, research-informed policies — not “moral panics” — when it comes to dealing with challenges brought about by emerging technologies.
We also suggest contacting the libraries, schools, and senior and community centers in your area.
Know Your Rights:
If you are scammed, it’s important to know your rights. Visit the LawHelpMN website for a fact sheet:
from the Minnesota Attorney General about consumer fraud targeting seniors and how to avoid scams like work-at-home, lotteries, home improvement, fake charities, investment fraud, and others. Content Detail – https://www.lawhelpmn.org/resource/senior-guide-to-fighting-fraud?ref=bCckC
Minnesota Attorney General’s Office
If your device(s) become infected or corrupt, visit our Local Area Computer Technicians webpage for a list of trusted computer repair and sales businesses close to you.
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