The truth about the Internet and online predators, 1st Edition

  • Heath Dingwell Ph.D
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  • ISBN-10: 1438136285
  • ISBN-13: 9781438136288
  • DDC: 004.67
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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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 sites, Surfing and online communication.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Illustrations.
How to Use this Book.
Online Behavior: The Good and the Bad.
1: Blogging.
2: Bullies and Cyber-Bullying.
3: Chat Rooms and Instant Messaging.
4: Cyber-Crimes and Law Enforcement.
5: Gender and Online Predators.
6: Hate Crimes and Online Predators.
7: Internet Safety.
8: Laws Against Internet Predators.
9: Media and Online Predators, the.
10: Online Predators, Characteristics of.
11: Online Victimization, Examples of.
12: Parental Control.
13: Peers and Peer Pressure.
14: Phishing and Pharming.
15: Physical Threats.
16: Pornography and Online Predators.
17: Prejudice and Online Behavior.
18: Prevalence and Statistics.
19: Prevention.
20: Privacy Issues.
21: Screen Names.
22: Sexual Predators, Online.
23: Social Networking Web Sites.
24: Surfing and Online Communication.
Hotlines and Help Sites.