Protecting Your Kids On the Internet

Written by Aaron T. Hyde


The Internet is a great tool for many things, such as doing research, readingrepparttar latest news, shopping and staying in touch with family and friends. To borrow fromrepparttar 137886 title of a Clint Eastwood movie, along withrepparttar 137887 good comes "the bad andrepparttar 137888 ugly".

Freedom onrepparttar 137889 Internet also opensrepparttar 137890 door for illegal activity, such as emails pretending to be your bank (aka phishing), expression of various ideas - whether you agree with them or not, scams to separate people from their money and content that some find objectionable, like pornography.

While searchingrepparttar 137891 Internet for homeschool support groups, to ask for permission to list their web site as a resource in HomeSchoolEXPOs' Support Groups & Organizations directory, I became a victim of porn-napping. I didn't know this term existed until I decided to do research for this newsletter. My purpose was to help other parents, who are short on time, learn about what they can do to protect their children who userepparttar 137892 Internet.

Porn-napping happens when a non-pornography domain or web site address becomes inactive and it is purchased by a pornography business. The site might have closed down orrepparttar 137893 owner didn't renew their ownership. Oncerepparttar 137894 pornography business ownsrepparttar 137895 address, they post their content on it. Below is an example of how I was porn-napped.

Let's say there is a homeschool support group called Family Homeschooling. Their web site address is www.familyhomeschooling.com. The group discontinues because all ofrepparttar 137896 children have graduated high school and have gone to college. The parents decide not to renewrepparttar 137897 ownership of their website address. A pornography business discoversrepparttar 137898 support groups' web address is available and decides to buy it. Now that they ownrepparttar 137899 address, they post their content underrepparttar 137900 domain www.familyhomeschooling.com, with no warning ofrepparttar 137901 content that is coming. Another tactic they may employ is something called a re-direct. This happens when you click on or type in a web site address they have purchased, e.g. www.familyhomeschooling.com, and you are re-directed to another site with their content. Re-directing is not illegal. Many web sites use this feature for functions such as load balancing or redirecting users to a sites new web address because it has changed.

Accredited Life Experience Degrees Ė Accelerate your Progress Online

Written by Katie Robbins


Chances are you are pursuing an online degree to reap benefits inrepparttar workplace. For this reason, you may be interested in accelerating your progress to get your degree faster. This article will explain seven ways to finish your degree faster. Keep in mind that you will work harder to finish faster and must be willing to make this commitment.

Check with an admissions counselor to see if you qualify forrepparttar 137568 Credit for Life Experience Program (CLEP). Experience inrepparttar 137569 business world can translate into college credits with this program. You will have to show documentation of your work experience. The school will verify this experience to determine how it fits into your degree program in terms of college credit. The credits you receive from this program can shortenrepparttar 137570 time you spend earning your degree. This program isnít offered at all schools or for all degree programs.

The Proficiency Exam Program (PEP) is similar to CLEP. This program allows students to earn college credit for independent study or other training received without college credit. You may have learnedrepparttar 137571 subject matter in another forum and not need to takerepparttar 137572 class. You will have to show documentation and pass an exam to qualify for credits with PEP.

Many online universities offer shorter semesters. Some will give yourepparttar 137573 choice between six, eight and ten week semesters. Shorter semesters allow you to take more classes throughoutrepparttar 137574 year. Keep in mind that these shorter semesters still carryrepparttar 137575 same requirements. The work load will be more intense, butrepparttar 137576 time period will be shorter. Be sure you haverepparttar 137577 time to devote before you choose shorter semesters. The pace is faster and you will need to work faster to keep up.

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