Internet Basics

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Comunicación en Línea


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Abre una cuenta de correo electrónico. El correo electrónico o email es un sistema que permite el envío y recepción de mensajes escritos en una computadora conectada a internet. Una forma de utilizarlo es a través de un programa para navegar internet como Explorer, Firefox o Chrome.

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Living Life Online


Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Link: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec1...
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Parents and teachers often talk about helping you stay safe, online and off. They try to teach you to think critically about what you see and hear, and make sure you have the skills you need to succeed in the 21st century. But the truth is that being a good citizen these days requires the same skills it always has: being honest and respectful of others, and treating other people the way you want to be treated. So whether you are texting or talking, posting photos or playing games, this guide has information to reinforce those citizenship skills that work online and off.

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Contributed by: Goodwill Community Foundation International
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The Goodwill Community Foundation offers free, great online learning on a wide range of basic and intermediate skills in Microsoft office applications, computer basics, Internet basics, social media and other self-sufficiency skills.

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Heads Up: Stop. Think. Click.


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This tutorial helps kids learn why and how to stay safe online.

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Recognize Cyber Bullying


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Link: http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/beg...
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Bullies are no longer just the tough kids on the school playground. With today’s technology, these troublemakers are able to do their taunting online, too.  It’s called cyber bullying, the use of technology to harass or bully someone through forums, chat-rooms, with instant messaging, on sites like Facebook and with hate E-mail. Cyber bullies can be smart and savvy web-users, so it may be hard to recognize them at first. But there are warning signs to pay attention to. Being able to recognize a cyber bully and knowing how to react appropriately can help you stay safe online.

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How to Delete Cookies


Contributed by: The Beehive
Link: http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/adv...
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When you visit a web site, cookies store site settings and information on your computer. This can be anything from your user ids, passwords or e-mail addresses to items you’ve added to a virtual shopping cart like on Ebay or Amazon. Cookies can be helpful and don’t pose any real threat in most cases. But if you’re sharing a computer and/or don’t want this type of information stored, you can easily delete them.

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How to Browse and Delete Your Web History


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Link: http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/int...
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The browsing history is a list of the sites you’ve visited recently and can be used as an easy way to navigate back to that cooking web site you enjoy visiting so much. For safety purposes, knowing how to clear your browser history is an important step in maintaining your privacy and security, especially on shared computers.

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10 Ways to Spot a Virus


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Your computer can act funny or slow down for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s something simple like a problem with a program. But other times it may be a virus. Viruses can damage your computer and let other harmful programs into your system that steal important information. Knowing how to recognize a virus can help you protect your computer and personal information.

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5 Ways to Avoid Phishing Scams


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Phishing scams are an attempt to steal your personal and financial information. These scams typically involve email, fake web sites or pop-up messages that are used to trick you into handing over personal information such as bank account or credit card information, Social Security numbers, passwords, etc. Knowing how to recognize and avoid phishing can help you protect your information on the web.

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Setting up Virus Protection


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Learn how to install antivirus software which is used to prevent, find and remove viruses, worms, spyware and other harmful programs on your computer.

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Printing a Web Page


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Learn how to print from the web.

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Opening Email Attachments Safely


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Learn how to recognize safe attachments and which precautions to take can help you protect your computer and most personal information

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Setting up a Free Email Account with Gmail


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Learn how to create an email address using google mail.

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How to Create a Strong Password


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How to create a strong password.

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How to Search the Web Using Google


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Link: http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/23/beg...
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How to use the search engine Google.

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Phising Scams


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Phishers are looking to lure you with bogus emails and pop-ups that seem safe. Will you take the bait or live to swim another day?

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Online Shopping


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Are you a shrewd online shopper who can spot a risky offer? Peruse our sales pitches to find out. You decide who gets your business and who gets the boot.

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Google Docs Tutorial


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A tutorial on how to use Google Docs. Google Docs is a powerful word processor that allows you to create documents, upload existing files, and share them with friends, family, and co-workers.  Google Docs comes free with a Gmail account.

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Introduction to Broadband


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Introductory training module on the possibilities of broadband and the Connect Your Community project.

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Net Connectors


Contributed by: One Economy
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A non-profit organization that leverages the power of technology and connects underserved communities around the world to vital information that will improve their lives.