Just because every young adult seems to be wired today doesn’t mean that these “digital natives” understand how the Internet works or the potential risks involved with such open access. Backed by recent statistics and facts, this straightforward series educates teens about online safety. Living with the Internet gives a broader account of the web, with histories of the computer and the Internet, the ways and places it is accessed, the evolution of social computing, the dangers of cybercrimes, and the future of online interaction. Each chapter opens with a real or imagined scenario to consider, while numerous color photos and sidebars add further interest. Extensive back matter enhances the research value. Grades 7-10. --Angela Leeper
About the Author
Samuel C. McQuade III, Ph.D., is a professor and graduate program coordinator for the cross-disciplinary professional studies master's degree program in Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Applied Science and Technology. He has 30 years of experience as a practitioner, teacher, and researcher of criminal justice and security. He is a former Air National Guard security police officer, deputy sheriff, police officer and detective, police organizational change consultant, National Institute of Justice program manager for the U.S. Department of Justice, and study director for the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also the author of Understanding and Managing Cybercrime and Encyclopedia of Cybercrime.
Sarah E. Gentry is a graduate student in the professional studies master's degree program at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She serves as a graduate research assistant for the RIT-led Cyber Safety and Ethics Initiative. She has worked as a system administrator for both the RIT residential computing lab and the Society for the Protection and Care of Children in Rochester, NY. Gentry holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science degree in multidisciplinary studies.