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This guide provides links to training resources for skills taught in Newport News Public Library System's Computer Protection 201 computer class and can be used to supplement, substitute, or assess face-to-face instruction.
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Our computer protection class teaches students how to protect their computer and privacy from the numerous threats found online. We have provided a list of sites that are great reviews for our face-to-face instruction. 

 

  • Stay Safe Online
    This site is hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). Their mission is to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology’s individual use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets.
  • eHow: How to Protect a Computer
    What do you want to do today?
    No matter what's on your list, eHow can help. With more than 30 categories that cover just about everything, eHow is your one-stop online resource for life's challenges. Professionals in every field come together to offer expert advice, backed by the additional support of a can-do eHow community. Together, they've created a library of accomplishments online–and it's available to you anytime, anywhere. We have pulled the one for computer protection for you here.
  • GCFLearn Free: Protecting your Computer and Internet Safety
    GCFLearnFree.org creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. We have pulled the computer lessons that prepare you for our Computer Basics 102 course. We have isolated the computer protection and Internet Safety lessons for you here.

  • OnGuardOnline.gov
    OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online. This link navigates you to their about page to learn more. We have linked specific resources below.
  • Microsoft Safety and Security Center
    Get safety information right from Microsoft. Their Safety and Security center is dedicated to teaching you all you need to know about protecting your PC. We have linked the home page here; see specific resources below.
  • Cyber Security Tips from Homeland Security
    The Department of Homeland Security has put together a site just on cyber security; this site offers general safety tips, family resources, cyber safety training and more.
  • OnGuardOnline.gov: Secure Your Computer
    OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online. These are securing your computer tips.
  • OnGuardOnline.gov: Media
    OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online. These are their video tutorials.
  • Microsoft Safety and Security Center: PC Security,
    Get safety information right from Microsoft. Their Safety and Security center is dedicated to teaching you all you need to know about protecting your PC. Prevention tips can be found here.
  • Microsoft Safety and Security Center: Virus
    Get safety information right from Microsoft. Their Safety and Security center is dedicated to teaching you all you need to know about protecting your PC. This page defines computer virus.
  • Microsoft Safety and Security Center: Phishing
    Get safety information right from Microsoft. Their Safety and Security center is dedicated to teaching you all you need to know about protecting your PC. We have linked to the phishing definition here.
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