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
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
New Research Shows Cyberbullying Has Risen 56% Just 12 Months
The results of McAfee’s latest Teens, Tweens and Technology research study released today are enough to make...
Family Safety
Cyberbullying – Where Did It All Start?
You would be hard pressed to find a parent who doesn’t worry about cyberbullying, and rightly so....
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...
Family Safety
Online Shopping – How To Avoid The Bad So You Can Enjoy The Good!
There is a very big part of me that truly believes online shopping was created in heaven...
Family Safety
How To Prevent Your Emails Being Hacked
I have a fabulous friend called Rebecca*. Not only is she smart and clever but she is...
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