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News MS releases teen safety guide

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by julieb, 10 Sep 2010.

  1. julieb

    julieb New Member

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  2. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Good to see Microsoft trying, especially in terms of the licencing!
     
  3. crazyceo

    crazyceo New Member

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    Having looked through it, every kid in school should get to go through this in their ICT lessons as standard. Simple, accurate and important.

    Niceone Microsoft
     
  4. maximus09

    maximus09 Forever n00b

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    cool, i like how they have tried to word it in a younger language without being too stereotypical. I just hope it has a section on chatting to strangers online!
     
  5. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Great idea, but perhaps aimed at the wrong market. I just had to rescue my mom from a scammer and so I'm wondering if i should get her a copy.
     
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    Definitely agree with you Cthippo, I think it's adults who really run the risk of 'trashing the family computer', along with their banl accounts. Saying that, I doubt said adults would know where to find a guide like this
     
  7. Jim

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    Or would want to read them.
     
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    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    I think everyone is at risk of trashing the PC.

    And kudos to Microsoft for trying, plenty of respect given there.

    I've scanned the (text)book and it's definitely targeted at adults to educate their kids. I think make a free game about shooting viruses or a free light weight java phone thing or a serialised sitcom about PC hackers would hit the teen market much more effectively. Go where they're going and all that.
     
  9. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    i just sent it to me mum and dad as they need to know this stuff too.
     
  10. Shichibukai

    Shichibukai Resident Nitpicker

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    Well its good that MS is trying, but i doubt you'll find many teenagers willing to go through that in detail...hence the pwning continues.
     
  11. thehippoz

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    lemme guess the back cover

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  12. Blanx3_Bytex

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    n, "a typical 14-year old [who has] over the past 6 months [...] grown three inches, gained four shoe sizes, and eaten his way through nearly a ton of pizza."

    Looking at your thumbnail image and then reading and realising that was supposed to be a male was a bit weird but whatever.
     
  13. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    The image on the cover is of a woman. The people in the chapters vary in gender, and have nothing to do with the cover image.
     
  14. BRAWL

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    hilarious if it was though... Microsoft screwing more stuff up ;)

    However.. on topic wise: good to see this coming from M$ to be honest. Especially free...
     
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