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
Online Forums and Chronic Illness
Life can sometimes deal us a tough set of cards. Dealing with a chronic illness is no...
Family Safety
What Do Your Kids Want To Be When They Grow Up?
When I was 8, I was completely obsessed with being an air hostess ‘when I grew up.’ The thought...
Family Safety
The Dangers of Walking and Talking
As safe drivers and responsible community members, I know we are all aware that you just can’t...
Family Safety
Research Shows Parents Need a Pat On the Back But There Is Still Work To Be Done
Sometimes as parents we need a little pat on the back and confirmation we’re doing something right....
Internet Security
Safer Internet Day – What Are You Doing To Stay Safe Online?
If there was ever a reminder to make sure we are playing it safe online then it’s...
Privacy & Identity Protection
How Password Managers are Saving the Day
As I get older, I am convinced that my memory is fading.  Whether it’s names, places or...
Family Safety
Netiquette – Teaching Your Kids Online Manners
‘Chew with your mouth closed’ ‘Say please and thank you’ ‘Don’t interrupt – wait your turn to...
Family Safety
Why Your Kids Can’t Join Facebook Until They Are 13
Have you ever wondered why it is that your kids can’t join social media sites like Facebook...
Family Safety
Kik – The App of the Moment
If you have tweens or teens living in your household then I am quite sure you would...
Family Safety
Cyber Pranks – Funny or Mean??
We all know that kids love to play pranks – it is just part of childhood. Whether...
Family Safety
Cybercasing – How Sharing Your Pics, Videos and Status Updates Can Get You Into Trouble
It can be fun ‘checking in’ at your favourite restaurant on Facebook, sharing pics of your hotel...
Family Safety
Getting Down With The Kids – Internet Slang for Dummies!
Whenever my boys come home with a new buzz word or saying, I instantly feel like a...
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