Category Archives: Cybersercurity

Digital Well-Being Guidelines

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In this unprecedented time, technology has become part of our social fabric in a deeper, more intimate way than ever before. For many of us, technology has been a social lifeline. Unfortunately, our increased reliance on technology doesn’t diminish the challenges and dangers it poses. Instead of trying to remove all screens from our lives, […]

Parenting, Teaching? Don’t forget to Love and Appreciate Yourself.

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For parents, stepping into the shoes of an educator has created a whole new level of appreciation for how hard teachers’ jobs are. The increased admiration is largely due to the role parents are now having to play as stewards of their child’s education. And we’re finding out just how hard it is. We need […]

Educating Your Kids About Sexting

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What is sexting? It is when two or more people send sexually explicit text messages that may or may not include full or partially nude photos. Many teens these days feel that it is not much of a big deal however there are actually serious consequences that might occur.  Sexing is damaging be it whichever […]

Your Child’s Better Than You When It Comes To Technology

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You may not know your upload from your download, but you can still be a great digital parent. Worried that your child knows more about tech than you do? Of course, they do. They were born into a digital world and probably learned to swipe before they could stand. For you, it’s different. You had to […]

Did Your Child Saw Something Obscene Online?

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If your child is online, it’s not a question of if they will see disturbing content. It’s a question of when. Suicide streamed live. Beheadings. Animal abuse. Violent pornography. The internet is a showcase for the best – and the very worst – of human behaviour. Just recently, TikTok hit the headlines with news that […]

Handling Digital Defiance

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Digital rules are a bit like smartphone screens. Sooner or later, they’re going to get smashed. The important thing is how you handle the repairs. What’s the right way to react when your child pushes back on the online boundaries you’ve set – or out-and-out defies your screen-time rules? It’s a situation virtually every digital […]

Teenagers Dating Apps That You Need To Know About

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Is there such a thing as a dating app that doesn’t spell danger for teens? Frankly, we don’t know of any – but here’s a roundup of some of the worst of the worst. If you find your child is using one of them – don’t panic and try not to judge. You want to […]

Factors to Consider When Buying a Smart Device For Your Child

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As a result of the ongoing smartification process, a new security challenge is in the works.  Over the past year, we observed a steadily increasing number of attacks on smart home devices, like baby cameras, televisions, wireless switches, and lights. Based on our continuing analyses of smart devices, we felt it would be a good […]

IOT – Internet Of Things (Basic Info – Need To Know)

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What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Our homes have become even more connected. More families are buying internet-enabled devices such as smart speakers, toys that connect to the internet and even Bluetooth enabled toothbrushes. In this article, we explain what is meant by the ‘Internet of Things’ and how to use these devices safely […]

Safety online tips for your child below 5

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Whether it’s watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa – today’s under 5s are spending more time online. In this article we look at the benefits of children accessing the internet, and share advice about how to make sure your child has a safe experience online.   Statistics released by Ofcom […]