Welcome to the April 2019 Issue of Professor Owl’s Book Corner Newsletter where in addition to supporting those with special needs and learning challenges, we are also committed to being more focused on YA/New Adult reading and literacy. We will be featuring tips from a certified literacy tutor to help make your reading experience the best it can be.
We will also be encouraging young writers and artists with tips, writing exercises and will still be updating our Community News Boards with the latest news from Variety Village and The March of Dimes.
Now the March break has now come and gone. Professor Owl’s Book Corner hopes you enjoy this month’s computer safety edition! Please feel free to give us your feedback on our new issue, also send us any ideas you may have to help Professor Owl’s Book Corner be all that it can be. We look forward to hearing from you and to bring you a new, more interesting newsletter.
Online Safety for Tween, Teens and Young Adults.
1. Keep Your Online Identity Secret
• Don’t share or tell anyone your real name, address or neighborhood you live in.
Here are the general rules:
• Do not give out any information that a predator could possibly use to find you.
1. Even “simple clues” like the name of the school you attend or the name of your sports team is enough for a predator to figure out your identity
2. Your Username and Password Belong to You … Only You
• Do not give or share your username or password with anyone. It is that simple.
• If someone gets hold of them and tries to pull a joke on you by putting something online under your name. It can cause many serious problems that can get you into trouble with your parents, school or even the police. Keep both your username and password “Private.”
3. The Internet has a Great Memory ~ Keep Its Memory of You Clean.
• Since the internet is so huge that does not mean that any embarrassing or rude pictures, nasty comments, or illegal activities will just disappear.
• Be careful what you post about yourself or others. Do not allow your friends to post about you. If not you may have to live with it for a long, long time.
Looking for an interesting book about internet safety check out Belinda’s review:
The All Seeing Digital Eyes
Release date: September 20th, 2018
I received a complimentary copy of The All Seeing Digital Eyes
by Neville J Kattakayam from the author and AshNel Inc in order to read and give an honest review.
… the author had done an incredible job showing us what is happening to our information and what we can do to prevent our privacy from being compromised…
Whether you are an internet veteran from the days of bulletin boards and WebCrawler (I know dating myself) to a novice just dipping their toes into the cyber water this book is for you. Neville J. Kattkayam’s initial inspiration was to write a book to help his 13-year-old daughter navigate the information age when everyone is utilizing smartphones, smart televisions, tablets and even appliances. With the advance of technology when most of our lives are controlled by the transmission of electronic information so is our personal information. The author has done an incredible job showing us what is happening to our information and what we can do to prevent our privacy from being compromised. If you have already experienced problems it’s not too late, Mr Kattkayam also includes a section to get your information secured and tips on how to proceed moving forward.
Even though this book is inspired by a 13-year old I feel this is a great guide for everyone who is on the grid, definitely a five-star in my opinion.