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Author Dingwell, Heath.

Title The truth about the Internet and online predators / Robert N. Golden, general editor, Fred L. Peterson, general editor ; Heath Dingwell, principal author
Published New York : Facts On File, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 134 pages) : illustrations
Series Truth about series
Truth about series.
Contents Blogging -- Bullies and cyber-bullying -- Chat rooms and instant messaging -- Cyber-crimes and law enforcement -- Gender and online predators -- Hate crimes and online predators -- Internet safely -- Laws against internet predators -- The media and online predators -- Characteristics of online predators -- Examples of online victimization -- Parental control -- Peers and peer pressure -- Phishing and pharming -- Physical threats -- Pornography and online predators -- Prejudice and online behavior -- Prevalence and statistics -- Prevention -- Privacy issues -- Screen names -- Online sexual predators -- Social networking web sites -- Surfing and online communication
Summary To help readers avoid and recognize risky behaviors, The Truth About the Internet and Online Predators explains many of the dangers associated with the Internet. The A-to-Z entries detail the social, legal, and personal risks of Internet use, while personal testimonies and question-and-answer sections provide readers with an inside look at common issues online. Entries include:. Bullies and cyberbullying. Characteristics of online predators. Chat rooms and instant messaging. Internet safety. Parental control. Peers and peer pressure. Phishing and pharming. Privacy issues. Social networking Web
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Computer crimes.
Internet and teenagers.
Internet -- Safety measures.
Online sexual predators.
Form Electronic book
Author Golden, Robert N.
Peterson, Fred L.
ISBN 1438136285 (electronic bk.)
9781438136288 (electronic bk.)