Kline Galland Online Information Center*

Online Safety

11 Tips for Social Networking Safety

Source: AARP


Social networking websites such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and Windows Live Spaces are services people can use to connect with others and to share information such as photos, videos and personal messages.

Bureau of Consumer Protection

Source: Federal Trade Commission


Website offers a wide variety of information to help consumers avoid and report fraud and deception.

Consumer Sentinel

Source: U.S. Federal Trade Commission


Get the facts on consumer frauds from Internet cons, prize promotions, work-at-home schemes, and telemarketing scams to identity theft--and report fraud complaints so they can be shared with law enforcement.

Fighting Back Against Identity Theft

Source: Federal Trade Commission


Consumer information about deterring, detecting and defending against identity theft

Free Computer Training Online

Source: GCFLearnFree.org


Resource provides computer training on everything from basic computer understanding, Microsoft word, Social Networking, and more.

OnGuard Online

Source: U.S. Government


Website developed by a consortium of government agencies (including the Federal Trade Commission, Homeland Security and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service). The site includes easy-to-understand information about safe auctions, phishing, spyware, etc.

Online Health Information: Is It Reliable?

Source: National Institute on Aging


Discusses how to evaluate the reliability of a healthcare-related website

Senior Medicare Patrol


Government-funded project involves professionals and senior volunteers to fight fraud, abuse and error in the Medicare and Medicaid programs

* The resources identified here are for informational purposes only, and do not constitute medical or legal advice. Readers are advised to contact their own medical professionals and legal advisors to determine the applicability of the information contained or referenced here to their individual circumstances.