Learn the 14 ways in which you can help make the Internet a safer place for you and your family. You teach your children to look both ways before crossing the street. You tell them not to talk to strangers. But do you really know how to teach them to safely use the Internet? In this book, Linda Criddle, a leading child safety expert, offers a practical education about what is safe, what is not, and how taking a few precautions can help your children avoid putting themselves at risk. Discover what the risks are today and common ways in which people inadvertently expose themselves and accidentally reveal information. Learn how to be alert, avoid instant messaging and e-mail dangers, blog and play games safely, and avoid harassment and bullying.
Praise for Look Both Ways…
“Internet safety is important for everyone. Look Both Ways is a great resource for learning how to protect yourself & your family online”
President and CEO,
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
“As Microsoft’s child safety expert, Linda has an impressive background in online child protection, dealing with predatory behavior and in product risk analysis. Her work as an investigative journalism has honed a sharp, incisive and methodical mind which expresses itself in highly accessible writing. Being herself a mother of four also means Linda is always grounded in the nitty gritty realities of every parent’s daily struggle to do the best they can for their kids.”
Chair of the UK’s Children’s Charities’
Coalition on Internet Safety
“Linda Criddle is a real Internet safety expert. With so many professing to understand how Internet sexual predators operate online, finding the real experts is a challenge. I look no further than Linda. She is one of the few people in the field I turn to with questions. A mom, a child protection advocate and a friend. Children are safer because of her caring and work.”
Internet Privacy and Security Lawyer
and Executive Director of Wiredsafety.org
“Look Both Ways is both informative and a much needed resource for a range of audiences, including business, government, parents, teachers and even perhaps young people themselves. Whilst much is said about the risks to children online there is little commentary that articulates them clearly and then goes on to identify ways in which they can be managed in a proactive and meaningful way. Look Both Ways will have significant international value, especially for those tasked with making the online world safer for children.”
Vodafone Global Content Standards Manager
“Once upon a time, the most serious concern a parent would have about the media life of a young child was whether a TV show was on too late in the evening. Things have surely changed. In today’s world of blogs, downloads and Internet everything parents need to be armed with every tool available, but mostly of all, their own good judgment and proactive steps towards insuring their child’s safety. In Look Both Ways, Linda Criddle provides those tools and gives the very clear message that parents have to do what others either will not, or cannot do – protect their children from the insidious forces that are ready to take advantage.”
Neil J. Salkind, Ph.D.
University of Kansas