Basics of How to Use The Internet: Safe & Easy Internet Skills – Training Course for Windows PCs

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6 course modules with quick & easy video lessons including:

  • 2 sets of lessons on Secrets of Using The Free & Safer Web Browser Mozilla Firefox

  • 2 sets of lessons on Simple Secrets of Using Google Search to Really Find What You Want Online

  • Secrets to Safer Web Browsing

  • Understanding the Internet Online Audio

Module 1: How to Use Mozilla Firefox for Safe Web Browsing Part A

Title

Length

Description

Intro to the Web

11:56

A general introduction to the Web. Explains what a web browser is, explains elements of a web page, how web addresses work, and more

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Why You Should Be Using the Free Mozilla Firefox

8:18

In this video I explain what Mozilla Firefox is, and why you really should be using it to protect your PC and make your life easier

How to Download and Install Firefox

6:10

Now that you understand why you might want to download Firefox, this video shows you how to go to the Mozilla.com website to download the free Web browser

How to Use Mozilla Firefox for Safer Web Browsing — An Overview

7:13

Now that you’ve downloaded and installed Mozilla Firefox, this lesson gives you an overview of Firefox.

It’s really not much different than using Internet Explorer, and can make the transition easy with a built-in process to move over any of your favorites (now called bookmarks), saved passwords, etc.

Overview of Mozilla Firefox (alternative version)

 

11:58

Gives you a basic overview of Firefox, with comparison to Internet Explorer, plus a quick overview of the Web in general

Note: This lesson was recorded for an old Firefox version, and has a lot of overlap with the previous lesson, but I decided to continue to include it as repetition of ideas is helpful for learning, plus there is information in both lessons which does not overlap with the other

Bookmarks

 

17:35

I explain bookmarks, and show you how to bookmark a page. I also explain how to “manage” your bookmarks to keep them organized

A Look at Firefox’s “Awesome Bar”

15:12

This video introduces you to a feature of the web browser Mozilla Firefox called, amusingly, the “Awesome Bar”. This is an enhanced version of the traditional address bar used by all web browsers.This makes bookmarking and getting back to favorite websites easier than it used to be.

You can use this either in addition to, or as a replacement for the bookmarking method I show you in the previous lesson. Some people prefer one method, some people prefer the other.

Personally, I’ve completely stopped using bookmarks the old way in favor of the “Awesome Bar” method, but there’s no right or wrong answer

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Module 2: How to Use Mozilla Firefox for Safe Web Browsing Part B

Title

Length

Description

Intro to the Search Engine

20:15

A general introduction to using a search engine. I use Google as an example, but what I cover applies to any search engine (Yahoo, etc.)

Includes: what exactly is a search engine, and when you use it; a common mistake people make when using search engines; example searches; how to search more effectively, and more

Setting Your Homepage

2:53

We look at how to set your home page, the web page that loads automatically each time you open your web browser – here we look at how to set this in Firefox, the recommended web browser

Tabbed Browsing

15:06

I explain what tabbed browsing is, and show you how to use it and how it can make web surfing more easy and convenient

Clearing Private Info

 

2:52

Quick lesson on how to empty your disk cache, which is needed sometimes to fix problems viewing sites, plus how to clear private information like searches you’ve made and the history of pages you’ve been to

Downloading Files

24:12

Shows you how to download a file, with info on where to find things to download, plus how to set up a special downloads folder to make your computer more organized and safer

Text Zoom

1:16

A quick tip on how to quickly and easily make the words on a web page bigger or smaller

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Module 5: Secrets To Making the Web Safer

Title

Length

Description

What is the ‘Status Bar’ & How it Can Help Protect You

8:13

In every Web browser (the program you use to browse the Web, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari) and most email programs, there is something called a status bar at the bottom of the window that gives you info about the web page you’re visiting (or the email you’re reading), as well as tells you where links will take you if you click on them.

In this video lesson I show you how to turn the status bar on if you don’t see it, and how to use it to verify that links in emails take you to the place you expect them to, which can help protect you by avoiding scams such as “phishing scams”

Tips for Spotting Dangerous Email “Phishing” Scams

23:09

This lesson dovetails with the previous lesson and shows you examples of three different scam emails of a type known as a “phishing” scam.

A phishing scam involves tricking an unsuspecting computer user into providing personal information such as account passwords, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, social security numbers, etc. for the purpose of identity theft.

Arming yourself with the knowledge to protect yourself is your first line of defense

Critically Important Lesson to Protect Yourself From Online Scam Sites That Are Out To Infect Your Computer

23:09

A recent study revealed that 63% of people in the study were not able to tell the difference between a real and a fake popup warning message, and so were falling for a common online scam which is designed to infect your computer.

Since the people in the study were warned ahead of time that they would be getting a mix of legit and fake messages, the fact that 63% of them still couldn’t tell the difference between the two tells me that the number is probably much worse in the real world.

This video lesson is designed to help protect you by showing you several things to look for that should help tip you off when you encounter a fake (scam) error message while browsing the web

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Module 6: Understanding the Internet Online Audio

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1 1:33

Introduction to Understanding the Internet

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2 8:18

Basic Computer Terms Internet, Web & Email – How Many People Get These Terms Wrong

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3 9:54

Understanding Different Types of Internet Connections & How to Choose the Right One

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4 10:47

How to Make it Easier When You Switch Internet Service Providers

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5 7:16

Pros and Cons of VOIP or Voice Over IP Internet Telephone Service

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6 9:07

Understanding How to Protect Your Computer From a Common Problem& Tips to Keep Your Internet on Even When the Power is Off

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