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 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...
Family Safety
A Parent’s Guide To The Metaverse – Part Two
Welcome back to part 2 of my Metaverse series. If you are after tips and strategies to...
Family Safety
A Parent’s Guide To The Metaverse – Part One
We’ve all heard about the Metaverse. And there’s no doubt it has certainly captured the attention of...
Family Safety
How To Get Your Head Around Your Kids’ Online Gaming Life
Let’s be honest – many of us parents aren’t big fans of gaming. In fact, some of...
Family Safety
Online Safety for Seniors – How to Keep Older Family Members Safe Online
Heard of the sandwich generation? Well, if you’ve got a tribe of kids and parents who are...
Family Safety
Why You Need to Get a Family Technology Agreement Happening
There were multiple times during my digital parenting journey when I would have loved to put my...
Family Safety
Can Parental Controls Can Help You Create Good Habits?
Molding and shaping our kids while we can is every parent’s dream. When kids are young –...
Family Safety
Aussie Children Have 2nd Highest Rate of Cyberbullying, Time To Focus on Digital Parenting
Whether it was bush fires, Covid, floods, or the Ukraine conflict, the news agenda over the last...
Internet Security
How To Secure Your Online Life? Find Your Protection Score!
I am renowned for getting myself into big messes – particularly in the kitchen when I’m cooking...
Family Safety
Are You Playing A Role In Protecting Your Online Privacy?
Like most things in life, online privacy is a 2-way street. As consumers, we expect the companies...
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