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
STEM – How and Why To Get Your Daughter Involved
With STEM tipped to be the jobs growth sector of the future, making STEM graduates in huge demand, who would...
Privacy & Identity Protection
The Future of Cyber Safety: Could Artificial Intelligence Be The Silver Bullet?
A glimpse into the future of digital parenting and teaching cyber safety to kids in the to stay safe...
Family Safety
Fake News: What Every Parent Needs To Know
What is fake news? Could your kids spot a fake news story online? Could you? Tips on picking fake from...
Family Safety
To Unplug Or Not To Unplug? That Is The Holiday Question
We Aussies don't find it easy to unplug on holidays even if we want to. What are the risks? Tips...
Family Safety
The Dark Web: What Every Parent Should Know
Surface web, deep web, dark web. Understand who inhabits the dark web and why, and why you need to talk...
Family Safety
Is Our Smartphone Addiction Affecting Our Mental Health?
How many times a day do you touch your smartphone? If your smartphone is really running your life, take back...
Family Safety
Snap Map: What Parents Need To Know Now
The new Snap Map feature in Snapchat - what it does, how it could impact your teenager's privacy, and steps...
Family Safety
How To Spot A Fake Facebook Account
The connection between fake Facebook accounts, bots, hackers and those friend requests from 'total strangers'. How to spot fake from...
Family Safety
The 5-Minute Parents’ Guide To Snapchat
OK – we’ve all heard about Snapchat and know that our kids love it. But how many...
Family Safety
Privacy Awareness Week 2017: It’s Time To Talk More To Your Kids
Conversations between Aussie parents and their kids about cyber safety have dropped an alarming 23% compared to previous years.
Mobile Security
How To Bank Smart On Your Smartphone
Life before mobile banking just seems so rudimentary now. Trying to find your cheque book, those silly...
Family Safety
Smartphones in Classrooms: is it Time for a Rethink?
In 2017, you’d be hard pressed to find many teens heading off to school WITHOUT a smartphone...
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