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

Family Safety
How Teens Date in the Digital Age
Falling in love in the internet age is a whole different ball game to the social-media-free ’70s,...
Family Safety
How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online
I often joke about how I wish I could wrap up my kids in cotton wool to...
Family Safety
How To Prevent Your Emails From Being Hacked
My mother recently turned 80, so of course a large celebration was in order. With 100 plus...
Internet Security
What to Do If Your Email Is Hacked
Email hacking is more common than you think. If you find yourself a victim of email hacking here are a...
Family Safety
How To Spot A Fake Facebook Account
How do you manage your Facebook friends? Do you keep your list really tight and only include...
How To Guides and Tutorials
How To Teach Your Kids About Deepfakes
Is it real? Is it fake?  Deepfake technology has certainly made everything far more complicated online. How...
Internet Security
How Do You Manage Your Social Media Privacy?
‘Ensure your privacy settings are set to the highest level’ – if you’ve been reading my posts...
Family Safety
Teen Slang – What You Need To Know To Understand Your Teen
Got any ‘rizz’? Did you ‘slay’ that dinner? Is the ‘cozzie livs’ stressing you out?  If you...
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...
Family Safety
How to Raise Responsible Digital Citizens
‘So, what is the ultimate goal of all of our parenting?’ When I asked this question to...
Internet Security
How to Protect Your Kids From Inappropriate Online Content
Inquisitive, curious and fiercely independent. These are the three words that come to mind when I remember...
Internet Security
Do I Really Need to be on Snapchat to be a Good Digital Parent?
If you had to count the number of social media platforms your teen uses, I wonder what...
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