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
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...
Family Safety
When Does My Child Really Need A Phone?
Deciding when to give your child a phone is not an easy task. Should you wait until...
Internet Security
How To Recognize An Online Scam
It’s been a particularly busy and colourful week, scam-wise in our household. Between 4 family members, we’ve...
Family Safety
My Top Tips To Help Your Family Stay Safe Online This Holiday Period
‘It’s the most wonderful time of year’ – we’ve all heard the jingles and read the slogans....
Privacy & Identity Protection
The Best Way To Protect Your Online Identity
For many Aussies, identity theft was always something that happened to other people. People on TV, usually....
Mobile Security
BeReal – The Newest Kid On The Social Media Block
Without doubt, the biggest criticism we all have of social media is that everyone always looks fabulous!...
Family Safety
How To Help Your Family Protect Their Online Data
Whether you’re standing around the water cooler at work, waiting for your kids at the school gate...
Family Safety
How Cyberbullying Looks In Australia in 2023
There’s no doubt that cyber bullying ranks towards the top of most parents ‘worry list’. As a...
Family Safety
What You Do Now To Protect Your Child From Cyberbullying
I can’t tell you how many times over my 25 years of parenting that I’ve just wanted...
Privacy & Identity Protection
Aussies Fear Snakes, Spiders and Getting Hacked
Fears and phobias. We all have them. But what are your biggest ones? I absolutely detest snakes...
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