Toni Birdsong

Author, McAfee Consumer

Toni Birdsong began her career as a reporter in Los Angeles and later became a writer for Walt Disney Imagineering. Her passion for digital safety started 10 years ago as a way to gain the survival skills she needed to parent her own connected teenagers. Her goal with each post is to give busy parents the insight they need raise wiser, more compassionate digital kids. When she’s not writing (her first love), you can find Toni hiking, watching TikTok, or trying not to break an important body part at CrossFit.

Articles by Author

Internet Security
Digital Strategies to Safeguard Your Child from Upsetting and Violent Content Online
Amidst the recent heartbreaking events in the Middle East, parents now face the challenge of protecting children...
Family Safety
Parent’s Guide: 8 Ways to Help Your Teen Combat Distracted Driving
Read this statement, then read it again: Just five distracted seconds at 55 mph is equivalent to...
Family Safety
Instagram Safety for Kids: Protecting Privacy and Avoiding Risks
Every social network offers both fun and risk to kids, but Instagram’s photo and video-driven platform makes...
Privacy & Identity Protection
How Senior Adults Can Safeguard Their Privacy
As a senior adult in a hyper-connected world, keeping your privacy safeguarded isn’t easy but it is...
Privacy & Identity Protection
How To Stop Clickbait
It all feels so harmless. Who isn’t even alittle curious which celebrity is their look-a-like or what...
Family Safety
Deadly Digital Dares: The Blackout Challenge on TikTok
At least eight children have died allegedly because of the blackout challenge on TikTok which encourages people...
Family Safety
Kicking Off a New School Year with New Online Habits
It’s a new school year and an excellent time for you and your family to work together...
Family Safety
Back-to-School: Balancing Social Media & Mental Health
Every new school year brings challenges but none as critical as the mental health challenges our kids...
Family Safety
8 Signs It May Be Time for Parental Controls
Parental controls are tools that allow parents to set controls on their children’s internet use. Controls include...
Family Safety
5 Ways to Reset Your Family’s Digital Habits this Summer
There’s no doubt you’ve established great digital ground rules that worked well during quarantine. However, as we...
Family Safety
More Apps for Younger Users Emerging. Here’s What Parents Need to Know.
More and more social platforms are coming up with safer ways for younger kids to access their...
Family Safety
Sextortion: What Your Kids Need to Know
Sextortion that targets children online is a growing threat to families. Here are ways to talk about...
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