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December 2008


Parents have to be sure to not to make the topic of family safety a fight. If a child understands the inherent risks in using the Internet they are likely to be more interested in protecting themselves...

By Our Sunday Visitor (must be OSV member to view): Parents play big role in guiding Web use


Linda Criddle, founder and president of LOOKBOTHWAYS, Inc., was honored on Dec 11 2008 with an Outstanding Achievement Award for her tremendous contributions in promoting online safety by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)....


November 2008


The Guildford County (NC) Register of Deeds has removed more than 20,000 Social Security Numbers after Linda Criddle met with county commissioners to highlight the risk to county consumers....

By AARP Bulletin Today: Deeds office deletes identity numbers


In the wake of the MySpace verdict, online safety expert Linda Criddle tells the LA Times that social networks need to take responsibility for activity on their sites and rather than directing blame elsewhere. "I think the industry was hoping there would be a strong verdict blaming one user for abusing another because that way it's not their fault," she said. Few social networking sites enforce their own terms of service, giving parents a false sense of security when they allow their children to use the sites....

By LA Times: In the wake of MySpace verdict, could social networks do more to protect consumers?

October 2008


Linda Criddle, an Internet security consultant, told the auditorium ... To see more of the News & Record or to subscribe to the newspaper, ...

BusinessWeek: Social networking can lead to identity theft


They hear rings that never go to voicemail, said Linda Criddle, president of LookBothWays, a consulting firm that advises government and law enforcement ...

FOXNews - USA: Cyberbullying: Parents, Tech Companies Join Forces to Keep Kids Safe


The series was produced with and is presented by Internet Safety and Technology expert and author Linda Criddle, President of LOOKBOTHWAYS, Inc., ...

Help Net Security - Croatia: Online safety video series: "Talking to Kids About Internet Safety"


The series features internationally known Internet safety and technology expert, lecturer, and author Linda Criddle. Criddle is President of LOOKBOTHWAYS, ...

MarketWatch - USA: CyberPatrol Recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month


It took computer safety expert Linda Criddle only nine minutes to snag the phone number of a teenage girl in Nebraska who had posted just a little information about herself on a social networking Web site. Criddle is a former Microsoft ...

Enterprise Security Today: Cyber Expert Details Internet-Safety Dangers


By Linda Thomson Safety expert Linda Criddle said social networks, such as Facebook and MySpace, can be useful tools, as are other things such as online...

Sci-Tech Today - USA: Expert Details Internet-Safety Dangers


Safety expert Linda Criddle said social networks, such as Facebook and MySpace, can be useful tools, as are other things such as online ...

By CYBERPATROL: After Hours - Cyber Expert Details Internet-Safety Dangers


By Erin Alberty Linda Criddle presents a talk called Victim Profiling by Criminals to a conference on economic crime held at the Embassy Suites in Salt Lake ...

Salt Lake Tribune - United States: Are you careful enough? Even online family tree can aid cyberpredators


Linda Criddle told attendees at the Utah Attorney General's Economic Crime Conference on Thursday that family trees can be dangerous because a mother's ... - Idaho Falls,ID,USA: Security expert warns against online family trees


From birth announcements to consumer surveys to genealogical information, Internet predators are finding new ways to exploit even Web users who consider themselves safe and savvy, a consumer advocate warned Utah law enforcement officers Thursday.

Salt Lake Tribune: Are you careful enough? Expert tells Utah cops everyone's vulnerable on the Web


Safety expert Linda Criddle said social networks, such as Facebook and MySpace, can be useful tools, as are other things such as online banking and shopping, which she uses regularly. But she strongly urges consumers to protect themselves with the best safety software available and to be extremely cautious about revealing personal information.

Salt Lake Tribune: Innocent online activities can put users in danger


Internet safety expert and author Linda Criddle will advise families on how to keep children safe on the Internet. Criddle is president of, ...

InformationWeek - Manhasset,NY,USA: Tools Help Families Combat Cyber Bullying With Alerts, Tips

September 2008


The phrase back-to-school conjures up thoughts of trying on clothes to see what fits and what doesn't, and purchasing the notebooks, pens, and other paraphernalia your student needs for the year ahead. However, new to most parents is ...

By Linda Criddle: Back-to-School and Internet Safety From Linda Criddle


Here are some of the back-to-school safety tips from a Seattle PI article and an online safety blog by Linda Criddle, author of Look Both Ways: Help protect your family on the internet.

By Consumer Protection : Back to School Safety Tips


CyberPatrol and LOOKBOTHWAYS Partner to Produce Internet Safety Video Podcasts SeriesLeading Internet Safety Expert and Author Linda Criddle to Advise ...

By CYBERPATROL: CyberPatrol and LOOKBOTHWAYS Partner to Produce Internet Safety

August 2008


"Unfortunately, it's not uncommon, and the kids who are the most risk are the youth," said Linda Criddle, and online safety consultant, who says the boys' ... - Raleigh,NC,USA: Cary police probing possible Internet sex crimes

June 2008


WEB PROLIFERATION: Teachers educated on how to protect their students from dangers online. Girls come crying into Moriah Huseman's Hanshew Middle School counseling office because secrets they told someone in confidence or malicious rumors were being spread on Internet social networking sites like MySpace....

Anchorage Daily News: Anchorage schools address Internet risks

February 2008


Linda answers some basic questions about how to evaluate the safety of putting personal information on the Web in this podcast created for WERS 88.9 FM (Boston).


January 2008


The editors at, the world's largest provider of business book summaries, is featuring Look Both Ways in the leading category, Editor’s Picks. (Each week the editorial team recommends outstanding titles and summarizes them.).


December 2007


Amy Tiemann includes quotes from Linda about her articles on the effects of bullying, on the one bullied and the bully alike.

C|NET blog: MySpace tragedy and 'helicopter parenting'

November 2007


Linda labels a false Craig’slist ad as harassment. "Whether it's a prosecutable crime or not, it's a crime, treating people that way is just awful."

'I just didn't expect this kind of violation' KOMOTV.COM, Seattle

October 2007


Linda presents for incoming freshmen at Washington State University. WSU, Learn About Online Safety

September 2007


Linda weighs in on the safety debate surrounding Facebook and other social networking sites who fail to adequately protect consumers. LA Times, Facebook scrutinized on safety claims


LOOKBOTHWAYS launches university course teaching educators internet safety. Internet Safety for Educators - Instructors

August 2007


Linda gives parents advice about how to help their children be safer on MySpace and other social networking sites. Parent Map (a monthly magazine for Seattle area parents): Safety and social networking sites

July 2007


Internet safety discussion with expert, Linda Criddle. Coolcatteacher blog


Linda chats with teachers about Internet safety in schools. Search for Show #36. PODCAST. EdTechTalk: Educational Technology That Talks

June 2007


Linda outlines her concerns about the safety of children who would be involved with the One Laptop Per Child initiative. C|NET blog: Child abuse risks for $100 laptops?

May 2007


Linda gives basic Internet safety advice, including how to post pictures and other information safely. Channel 2 News, Denver

April 2007


Protecting children and teens requires looking at the tech 'gap' Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA

February 2007


Linda tests the safety of King 5 TV News, Seattle: Are cyber child predators knocking on your door?


Linda discusses what's needed to make children safer online—more effective parental controls and beyond. The Seattle Times: A closer watch over kids online


"People who are happy or sad are so caught in emotions they don't think about safety as much," says Internet safety consultant and author, Linda Criddle. KOMO-TV, Seattle: Most wedding registry information available for all to see.

January, 2007


In this article, Linda is quoted as describing the popular social networking site's safety procedures as "feeble." Webuser, an online magazine in the UK: MySpace parental controls slammed

October 2006


Amy has an eye-opening chat with internet safety expert and author, Linda Criddle, reveals the weak spots that crop up in our own safety strategies as well as those involving our kids. Listen to their conversation by clicking the Podcast icon to start the podcast. Podcast. On Mojo Mom, a Web site for connected mothers


Jerry Fishenden, UK National Technology Officer, writes about Linda's safety advice (and her book) on his blog.  

August 2006


As MySpace becomes ever more popular, the consequences of users posting personal information are becoming more apparent and Congress is even discussing imposing restrictions on the site. Linda gives safety advice . Komo4 TV evening news, Seattle: MySpace Is Really Everyone's Space

June 2006


Linda gives advice about how parents can educate themselves, and talk with their teens, about dangers online. Parent Map (a monthly magazine for Seattle area parents): Educate teens about online dangers

February 2006


Linda Criddle gives her Ten Tips for Teen Blogging. Works for grownups, too. The Seattle Times
Linda talks about how to think about the information you're sharing online—when it's safe and when it's not. The Seattle Times: Sometimes sharing isn't safe
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