At last an E-book that addresses the dangers that children can be exposed to by unsupervised access to the Internet. Every parent should be aware of the dangers that the Internet poses to their children and know how to tackle this evil and spreading problem. Sadly, there have been few constructive efforts by the authorities to inform the public and as a consequence it is hardly surprising that many parents do not even know that their children may be subjected to the corrupting influences of warped and criminally inclined Internet users. There are even reported cases where vulnerable minors have been conned into meeting these people under circumstances that have led to their sexual and physical abuse and even loss of life.
All parents of minors should, as a matter of the greatest importance, familiarize themselves with the ways to prevent their children being exposed to the corrupting influence of the Internet abusers. “Don’t Take Candy From Strangers” is a comprehensive guide to the opportunities that the Internet opens to those who prey on young people and the preventative measures that parents must take to safeguard their kids from these predators. Bill Wardell deserves to be congratulated on producing and making available to the public this authorative E-book.
A must read for all parents.
This E-book focused my attention to a problem that I had not previously given any serious thought and opened my eyes to the ease which personal information that could endanger minors could be accessed. Interesting and informative and yes, it has made me aware of this type of Internet danger and the ways to combat it. I would also keep this E-book on hand for constant reference and as a reminder.
“Don’t Take Candy From Strangers” is a book that every parent needs to read. It reveals a solid step-by-step approach to protecting our children from online predators. As parents we need to be proactive in being aware of what our children are doing online and following the approaches outlined in this book we can be.”
“I really enjoyed the book and will let my friends with children know about Online Security Authority”, Melissa
“If you are a parent – sometimes mystified by the ways of the Internet and wondering just what your kids get up to online – read ‘Don’t Take Candy From Strangers’. Bill explains clearly and with no fuss how easy it is for kids to get into trouble on the Internet without realizing it. Better than that though – he gives you some simple steps to make sure it’s not your kid hitting the headlines in the wrong way. An excellent, easy to read book for anyone concerned about online security.“
As a parent of teens who use the computer, this ebook was an eye opener. I knew the Internet could be a dangerous place but after reading “Don’t Take Candy from Strangers” I see it is more dangerous than I thought.
As a child growing up in the 60s I felt safe. We bicycled all over town without fear, played in the neighborhood park, and walked to school from kindergarten through high school.
That isn’t the case today. I won’t even let my daughter walk the dog or bicycle around the block alone. Yet she has a computer sitting in her room with an Internet connection. This is just as dangerous, or perhaps even more dangerous, than walking around the block alone. And I am responsible for her safety while she is online.
We as parents must protect our children from online predators. Bill Wardell has given us the information in this ebook that we need to guard our home from those who are using the Internet to steal our children. Now it’s up to us to take his advice and put it into practice.
Internet filters – Don’t rely on them, or think that it will stop bad behavior. Check the computer after a session and make sure that it is logging and working well. Kids that are very tech savvy can disable the logging. So to ensure that they have not done anything to the system make sure to check it once in a while. If you have more than one computer (child owns his/her own computer) then you must be even more careful since anyone with administrator privilege can stop a filter from working.
When picking out a filter, one that has categories is best because if you need to stop some of the categories but not others you can. I’ve used a router that had filtering built in. (each person had a login and it would filter web sites, Aim, and Emails). I would have liked to see more about Acronyms
You also might want to point out that more and more employers are looking for a mySpace account to screen potential employees. So anything that is out there on the Internet should be considered public.
To whom it may concern,
Last year we had a very unsettling situation that happened to our business. We do a large volume of selling on EBAY and ship all over the world. For our payment house we use Paypal, while I had receive and email that looked 100% that it was from Paypal and they needed to verify our information. I quickly responded not want to have my account blocked. Well two weeks later we had received a monthly statement from BAY, which had some odd listing for 4 Jet Ski’s, which we did not list. I called EBAY and found that had used our account, which has over 2800 positive rating. The next week I noticed on my Paypal statement that there was $2163.00 that was deposited into an account, which was not accounted for on my bank statement. After calling both EBAY and Paypal they launched and investigation to figure out what had happened. The only problem is that they locked our accounts so that no one else could gain access to it. Problem was that we were even locked out form our own account for 21/2 months, which we lost a large significant amount in possible sales. On average quarters I would sell about $25,000.00 in sales. Which had a large impact on my bottom line and projected sales for my store.
Now know the certain markings and verification techniques that I accessed from your website, would have been extremely valuable to me and my bottom-line and wish I would have had this information available to back then. Thank you so much for extensively researching and publishing this amazing information.
You have saved many people from complete destruction of their business and personal bank accounts!!
Shari K. Lazenby
Owner/Operator of Wasatch Footwear, LLC
Heber City Councilman