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Help Educate Friends and Relatives About Online Safety with Google’s Good To Know Campaign

While we’re confident How-To Geek readers have a pretty good handle on internet and computer security, it’s often difficult to convey good security practices to friends and relatives. Google’s Good To Know campaign presents security lessons in an easy to understand and non-threatening format.

You know that you need varied and strong passwords, not to fall for fake pop-up anti-virus ads, and to keep your apps properly updated, but it’s difficult to convey the importance of doing so to your non-geek friends and family members. Google’s Good To Know campaign combines simple text lessons and informative videos that are visually appealing and right to the point–they’re a sort of crash course in security best practices. Here’s a video from one of the early lessons:

The campaign is divided into four sections: staying safe online, understanding how your data is used on the web, understanding how your data is used by Google, and how to manage your data online.

Hit up the link below to check out the Good To Know portal.

Good To Know [via The Official Google Blog]

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  • Published 01/17/12

Comments (8)

  1. Technobabble

    Thanks for the heads up! I have a lot of friends and family that should visit this site. BTW, the link to the Good To Know page should be

  2. Asgaro

    Link should be :)

    But thanks!

  3. Jon

    That link takes you to an “under construction” page.

  4. Chris

    The correct source link to the portal is

  5. Ms Hanson

    Thanks, Jon, I wondered if it was just me.

  6. Ben

    The actual link is

    The article’s link goes to a domain squatter.

  7. Colleen

    Here is the correct link:

  8. Russ

    The Good To Know link should be rather than

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