Kline Galland Online Information Center*

Online Safety

11 Tips for Social Networking Safety

Source: AARP

Description:

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

Description:

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


Consumer Sentinel

Source: U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Description:

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

Description:

Consumer information about deterring, detecting and defending against identity theft


Free Computer Training Online

Source: GCFLearnFree.org

Description:

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


OnGuard Online

Source: U.S. Government

Description:

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

Description:

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


Senior Medicare Patrol

Description:

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.