If you're a paid-up member of the geek gang, you probably end up fixing friends' computers every time you see them. And often the problems you have to fix are caused by their not taking simple steps to protect themselves while online. Thankfully there's a solution.
Microsoft is a big time sponsor of Get Safe Online, alongside HM Government, the Serious Organised Crime Agency and other leading businesses. GSOL's goal is to help the Great British Public protect themselves from internet threats like viruses, spam, spyware and online fraud so they can get more out of the internet.
The website is at www.getsafeonline.org. And the best bit? Get Safe Online has been written for normal people, not computer geeks. So your friends get clear intelligible answers. And you get to not fix computers during every moment of your life!
Next week Microsoft will be joining GSOL on the road, visiting towns across the UK to dispense simple advice and help people get safe online. Details are to the right. Hope to see you on the road.