Additional Safety Resources

Be Cool, Be Safe!In appreciation of Safer Internet Day, I thought I'd share a couple more safety resources with you. First, loyal Dondequiera reader Gabriel suggested this page for "Internet Safety for Kids". The page, which is sponsored by the Protocol Analysis Institute (PAI). PAI was created by Laura Chappell, industry protocol analyst, lecturer and writer. The Institute focuses on protocol and application research and the development of educational material for network troubleshooters, analysts, engineers and security technicians. Hence, the great selection of safety resources available on the site. From the looks of the materials, anyone looking for resources to teach others about Internet safety would do well using the valuable tools provided by the site. Thanks Gabriel!

If you're looking for resources with a Latin flavor and in Spanish, then local boy Ricky Martin as part of his Rickey Martin Foundation is the sponsor for Navega Protegido. The site was launched last year in joint announcement with the Autonomous Municipality of Caguas and Microsoft. With information covering basic security, personal security, and security for your family the site has useful information for children of all ages. One useful resource offered by the site is the "10 suggestions for a more secure instant messenger." With many other tools, including a monthly security message from Ricky himself, this site offers a powerful combination of a popular celebrity along with useful information that is, in my mind, a winning recipe. Wepa!