Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Internet and Computer Basics for Beginners/Seniors: Resources (Computer and Internet safety and privacy)


An overview of computers:

Computer glossary toolkit - http://nihseniorhealth.gov/toolkit/toolkitfiles/pdf/Glossary.pdf

1) Practice using the mouse – http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/computer-basics/lessons/the-mouse

2) Practice using the keyboard - http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/computer-basics/lessons/the-keyboard

3) Play a mouse game - http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/computer-basics/lessons/clicky-mouse-game

4) Try a computer quiz (just for fun and might challenge you to ask even more questions   - http://cuip.uchicago.edu/wit/2000/curriculum/homeroommodules/compBasics/CBGenQuiz3.htm


5) The computer keyboard is commonly known as the Qwerty Keyboard – here is why http://www.howstuffworks.com/question458.htm


6) List of all your computer keys: http://www.computerhope.com/shortcut.htm

7) All the Keyboard keys you will need to use: http://www.computerhope.com/shortcut.htm

8) List of all the Function Keys: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000306.htm

9) Please note that Apple’s computer keyboards, operating system, programme functions etc.  have different functions, tools and features- http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1343


Internet safety and privacy: 

How the internet works - 




3) A Guide to Getting Started on the Internet   -  intended for internet novices, this site offers help with email, jargon and searching for information -   http://www.imaginarylandscape.com/helpweb/welcome.html

4) Internet Basics - http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/internet-basics/
5) Cybersafety - http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/

6) Computer Security - http://www.netsafe.org.nz/keeping_safe.php?sectionID=computers&pageID=253&menuID=253

7) Internet Tips and list of Answers - http://www.computerhope.com/tips/internet.htm

8) Security for Senior computer users
http://www.afp.gov.au/policing/cybercrime/~/media/afp/pdf/s/security-on-the-internet.ashx

9) Social Media Rules for Seniors - http://seniorcarecorner.com/social-media-rules-for-senior-loved-ones


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