A Beginner’s Guide to On-line Security by Wendi Finn

2 Oct

onlinesecurityA Beginner’s Guide to On-line Security: A workbook for all ages (Staying Safe In Today’s World of Technology) (Volume 1)

By Wendi Finn

Illustrated by Kari Shakely

Paperback: 26 pages – ages 10+

Published by CreateSpace on August 6, 2013

Taken from Amazon’s description –

“In May of 2013 the Huffington Post reported teens send and receive over one hundred text messages per day. It is said 94% of teenagers are using social media. Finally a tool has been developed to educate our young users of technology in appropriate on-line habits and security best practice. “

This book is a guide to Internet safety for kids and adults. It covers a variety of topics from emails to Facebook to video chats. It explains a topic and then has a “Do It Yourself” section that kids fill out and parents and teachers can use to talk about it with kids.

When I got the review request for this book, my to be reviewed list was actually already filled (my parents limit the number of books I can accept so I don’t have too much to do). I was about to email that I couldn’t review this book but my mom took one look at the title and said “Oh, you are so reviewing that book.” πŸ™‚ My parents are very big about online security and they talk to me about it a lot. When I went through this workbook, I learned even more. I never heard of “phishing” before. In fact one of my friend’s mom was at our house and she saw the workbook sitting on the table. She picked it up and paged through it. I told her I was reviewing it and that it is a workbook for kids. She told me there was stuff in it that she didn’t know about! Ms. Finn is the perfect expert to write this book because she works in the technology security field and she has kids. There isn’t an age listed for this book but I think it is 10+ (when most kids really start using the Internet). I like the illustrations in the workbook. I think it makes it more kid-friendly.

This is a good workbook, and this could be very useful, so I think parents/teachers should read this to their kids/students. I give it 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

You can like the book’s official Facebook page and learn more about online security by clicking HEREΒ or visit the book’s official website HERE.

21 Responses to “A Beginner’s Guide to On-line Security by Wendi Finn”

  1. stanleyandkatrina October 2, 2013 at 7:06 am #

    This is great! You can never have too much knowledge about online safety. As you well, know we are big on this in our home as well. πŸ™‚ I will be checking this out. Have a great day, Erik!
    Ms. Christine/Cool Mom
    for the S&K Gang

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  2. The Story Reading Ape October 2, 2013 at 7:06 am #

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's New (to me) Authors Blog and commented:
    Young Erik (This Kid Reviews Books) Gives this book 5 out of 5 bookworms so it must be good – and a very necessary read in the cyber-world of today – for kids AND adults πŸ™‚

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  3. The Story Reading Ape October 2, 2013 at 7:08 am #

    With your recommendation and review comments Erik, I couldn’t NOT reblog this article – THANK YOU for sharing it πŸ™‚

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  4. Susanna Leonard Hill October 2, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    This sounds like a great and much-needed book, Erik! Thank you for sharing it. I know a lot of people who can benefit from it!

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 2, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

      I know a lot of people who could use this too! A bunch of my classmates are surprised that I don’t (try “can’t” or “don’t want to” πŸ˜‰ ) go around YouTube willy nilly…

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  5. Joanna October 2, 2013 at 9:03 am #

    I love that you have reviewed a nonfiction book on this topic. It is very welcome!

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  6. KidLitReviews October 2, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    I am glad your mother said you were SO reviewing this book. There is a lot that can happen. I have heard of websites disappearing, email getting swiped, viruses put on reputable companies software, unbeknownst to the company, and identity theft–the crime of this century. That book sounds like a winner and I will definitely be checking it out.

    Nice review, Erik.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 2, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

      Thank you, Ms. Morris! 😎 Thieves have really adapted to the internet, it’s scary… 😑

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  7. ontheplumtree October 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    This is definitely a useful and necessary book. This must be one of a parent’s biggest nightmares. The internet is not something that can be avoided and it has a lot of good to offer, but it is also a vast and dangerous place of a child isn’t Internet Wise.Good one, Erik.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 2, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

      Thanks Dr. Clune! I like to think of the Internet as the Pacific Ocean – Big, full of good things (like dolphins) and bad things (like sharks). Swim safely, young minnows! πŸ™‚

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  8. Patricia Tilton October 2, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Yeah Mom! This sounds like a very important book. It’s about time someone tech savvy write a book like this for kids and parents. We here daily of cyber bulling and the dangers for kids on-line. Great idea for a book!

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  9. Genevieve Petrillo October 2, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    Well done, Erik. That is a great book for families to check out. I wonder if the author will update it every so often to include new craziness that starts happening online. Cool book.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 2, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

      I think that’s be a great idea, Ms. Petrillo – to update this regularly! πŸ˜€

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  10. Myra GB November 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    What a timely book. I agree with your mom about the importance of this book. I think people should learn more about this. In fact, it should be shared in schools.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 8, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

      I have a technology class in school and they teach us how to use the internet but they don’t teach about security. I learned a lot from this book.

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  11. Lynn March 17, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

    Reblogged this on Polilla Writes and commented:
    This is a book I think we should look into, even though it’s written for young readers age 10+.
    Thanks Erik, and your mom, for your review of this book.

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