We’ve often been told that there is a wealth of information at our fingertips through the internet. This is true. However, the average user has trouble finding the needed information because he or she doesn’t understand how Google works and how to use it to it’s fullest potential.
Google has recently put together a free online course about why and how to use Google to search the internet called Power Searching with Google. The course is made up of six modules and three recorded webinars. It includes video instruction interspersed with interactive activities.
A second “advanced” course provides twelve challenges to help you discover some of the more advanced search strategies. Help and instruction are provided when you get stuck.
The ease of using the internet for all our work and responsibilities like work, banking, socializing, sharing information, etc. has allowed many of us to become lethargic, apathetic, or ignorant when it comes to internet safety. 12.6 million Americans were hacked and had their personal information stolen last year. Carelessness and/or ignorance can lead you to being one of those victims.
Check out the infographic below to understand why you need to be keenly aware of what you’re doing on the internet and how to protect yourself from hackers, snoops, and potential identity thieves.
This infographic is copyrighted by Hotshield VPN. Posted with permission.