Book Review: Seven Deadly Clicks

deadlyclicksSeven Deadly Clicks is a book about Essential Lessons for Online Safety and Success. The 7 clicks are:

Over-Sharing
Losing Your Identity
Becoming Online Prey
Sexting
Cyber Bullying
Being Financially Frivolous
Technology Addiction

This book is probably best geared towards teens who are just starting to use the internet. (Although kids probably start using the internet at like 4 now, don’t they?) It starts with talking about sharing on social networks. Act as if you have a large audience, not a small one because everything you say can (and will) come back to haunt you. There are even some real life examples of oversharing on social networks and tips to set up your security settings so that people you don’t want to see your stuff won’t. (Or at the least will have a harder time finding it)

I think the most important thing from the first chapter is DONT CLICK WEIRD LINKS.  I don’t know how many of my twitter followers get “phished” daily… and then there account starts sending the weird links to *me*.  And a lot get defensive about it when I tell them to change their password.  I’m looking out for you (but more importantly, I’m sick of getting BS DMs from you) so just change your freaking password.  It can’t hurt.

Overall this book has a lot of great information in it on how to keep yourself safe on the internet (or at least as safe as you can be if you’re going to be using social media and shopping online). I like that is uses real world examples to help prove that these things really happen – and don’t think “oh that won’t happen to me” because it absolutely can if you are not careful!  (And I’m still aware I have a technology addiction)

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

Pulling examples from high-profile pop culture cases, Seven Deadly Clicks explains the very real dangers behind common online activities. The book covers everything from over-sharing to sexting, online addiction, and more. Teens and parents will not only learn how to identify and prevent falling into these digital traps, but also how to recover if they do happen to make a mistake. This ebook exclusive acts as an internet safety net, giving teens an entertaining, yet informative, resource to help navigate potential pitfalls and still live fulfilling lives online.

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