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
Pickpocketing – Digital Style
When I think of pickpocketers, I am immediately transported to a cobbled Victorian street littered with Charles...
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...
Family Safety
Beware Cloned Facebook Profiles
If you have had a Facebook friend request from a friend that you are sure you already...
Family Safety
My Favourite Mothering Apps
I honestly don’t know where I would be without my favourite collection of apps. With four kids,...
Family Safety
The Facebook Cull and Why You Should Embrace It!
So, how many friends do you have on Facebook? Do you really know them or were they...
Privacy & Identity Protection
The Decluttering Bug
I have a confession to make – I think I have become addicted to decluttering. Perhaps it...
Family Safety
Oversharing – Don’t Blame It All On The Kids!
No matter which way you interpret the plethora of research, it is very clear – our teens...
Family Safety
A Family Technology Contract? Should You or Shouldn’t You?
I would never consider myself to be an A+ parent. Maybe a solid B. Perhaps I can...
Privacy & Identity Protection
How Safe Is Your Personal Information Online?
How many websites have you shared information with? Do you use the same passwords across all your...
Privacy & Identity Protection
Passwords – It’s Not Cool to Share
Rightly or wrongly, being part of the ‘it’ crowd at school is what every tween and teen...
Family Safety
Do You Know Your Kids’ Passwords?
As parents, we are faced with so many dilemmas. Are our children ‘available’ for play dates with...
Mobile Security
Mobile Phone Etiquette
Many experts believe a new standard of etiquette is evolving to keep pace with our digital society. But has a...
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