Alex Merton-McCann

Cyber Safety Ambassador

McAfee’s Cyber Safety Ambassador for Australia and New Zealand, Alex, is a mother of four boys who juggles family, work, home life, hobbies and her children’s ever growing social lives (on and offline). Like many parents, Alex has concerns about the safety of her children, who are growing up online world. Alex’s blogs are about internet safety issues and sharing her own experiences, insights and lessons to help keep kids and families safe online. To learn more about Alex and McAfee’s Family Internet Safety Centre, go to, follow Alex on Twitter @Cybermum_AU or on Facebook @CybermumAU.

Articles by Author

Internet Security
Could ChatGPT Be The Best Thing That’s Ever Happened To Your Family?
I have a confession to make – I so wish ChatGPT was around when my kids were...
Internet Security
How To Talk To Your Kids About Identity Theft
Let’s be honest, talking to your kids about identity theft isn’t probably top of your list. There’s...
Internet Security
RUOK Day – How to Get Help Online When You’re Not Feeling OK
I’m such a fan of RUOK? Day. Started in 2009, it’s an Australian non-profit suicide prevention that...
Internet Security
ChatGPT’s Impact on Privacy and How to Protect Yourself
How To Manage Your Privacy When Using ChatGPT or Other Generative AI Love it or hate it,...
Family Safety
The Best Way to Stay Safe While Gaming
When my boys were in the thick of their teen years (pre pandemic), bad mouthing their seeming...
Privacy & Identity Protection
Online Banking – The Safe Way
If you’ve got teens, then no doubt you’ve received the SOS texts. ‘Mum, I need a haircut,...
Family Safety
5 Minute Parent’s Guide to Social Media
The time has come. Your kids are chafing at the bit to get on social media and...
Family Safety
Is My Child Being Cyberbullied Or Is It Just Banter?
If you were to ask me what I consider to be the most attractive attribute in a...
Family Safety
How To Be Safe On WhatsApp
I’m betting you have WhatsApp on your phone. Or, if you don’t – I’m quite sure a...
Family Safety
What Parents Need To Know About TikTok’s New Screen Time Limits
Social media platforms often get a hard time by us parents. But a recent announcement by TikTok...
Privacy & Identity Protection
How You May be Sharing Private Information Online Without Even Knowing
When I started my job as Cybermum – over 10 years ago – it was quite common...
Family Safety
A Parent’s Guide to ChatGPT
ChatGPT is, without doubt, the biggest tech story of the year. It’s created debate in schools and...
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