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.

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Family Safety
Teen Slang and Texting Acronyms Parents Should Know
Does the slang your kids use online and with friends have you baffled? You aren’t alone. Here’s...
Family Safety
5 Ways to Get Kids Focused on Their Online Privacy
Kids engage online far differently than adults. Between group chats, social apps, and keeping up with digital...
Family Safety
Are You Still on the Fence About a Family VPN?
With so many devices under one roof and family members on the go, a VPN can be...
Family Safety
How to Help Seniors Spot Online Job Scams
Cybercriminals are working overtime to lure older job seekers into hiring scams in a pandemic job market....
Family Safety
Can Your Wearable Health Monitors Be Compromised?
Wearable devices empower senior adults, giving them more independence over their health and physical safety. But how...
Family Safety
Back-to-School: Privacy Worries in a Remote Learning World
If your child is among the back-to-school student population that will continue remote learning, that choice could...
Privacy & Identity Protection
7 Savvy Ways Senior Adults Can Safeguard Digital Privacy
As a senior adult in a hyper-connected world, keeping your privacy safeguarded isn’t easy but it is...
Family Safety
9 Tips to Help Kids Avoid Popular App Scams
New and sophisticated app scams are on the rise. Here’s how to recognize an app scam and...
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
What is Roblox and is It Safe for Kids?
If you have a tween or teen, you’ve likely heard a lot of excited chatter about Roblox....
Family Safety
Potentially Malicious Apps Your Kids May Use
There are a few non-mainstream apps that kids use that may not be on your radar but...
Family Safety
At Home or On-the-Go: Boost Your Internet Safety this Summer
Summer is the perfect time to start re-establishing healthy digital habits for gamer security, app security, and...
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