Family Safety

Learn how to protect your entire family from cyberbullying, get video game safety tips, and learn about other online threats.

Family Safety

Zooming with the Grandkids: Five Easy Video Chat Apps for the Holidays

Zooming with the Grandkids, Nieces, and Nephews: Five Free and Easy Video Chat Apps for the Holidays All the kids are doing it, and so can you. If you haven’t hopped onto a video chat with the family yet, the holidays are a great time to give it a whirl. ...

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5 Fun Ways to Keep Family Connections Strong (and Secure) This Holiday 

5 Fun Ways to Keep Family Connections Strong (and Secure) This Holiday The reality is beginning to hit: The holiday season will look and feel different this year. Traditional family gatherings, complete with mile-long dinner tables and flag football games, are now considered COVID “super spreader” events, putting a dent ...

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What You Need to Know About Among Us

Among Us – one of the Most Popular Online Game of 2020 (pictured credit: axel 795, Pixabay) If you have teens and you haven’t yet heard of ‘Among Us’ then I guarantee it won’t be long. Among Us is an online deception and strategy game that is having a real ...

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Helping Your Family Combat Digital Misinformation

Helping Your Family Combat Digital Misinformation If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that our ability to think critically about the information we encounter online is now a fundamental life skill we need to learn, practice, and pass on to our offspring. But the actual task of teaching kids how ...

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Cruel Ghouls: New Digital Scams Target Every Age Group

Cruel Ghouls: New Digital Scams Target Every Age Group There are few situations more personal than a distressed family member calling to ask for financial help. But personal is precisely the angle bad actors are taking these days in scams that target both the young and old. Grandparents Fall for ...

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#BeCyberSmart: Equipping Kids to Stay Safe on New Video Apps

These days, spending time with friends face-to-face still isn’t always an option for teens. So, finding a fun, new app can be a little like discovering your own private beach where you can chill out, connect with friends, and be thoroughly entertained. Keeping them safe on that digital beach? That’s where ...

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How Searching For Your Favourite Celebrity May Not End Well

How Searching For Your Favourite Celebrity May Not End Well 2020 has certainly been the year for online entertainment. With many Aussies staying home to stay well, the internet and all its offerings have provided the perfect way for us all to pass time. From free movies and TV shows ...

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8 Ways to Help Senior Adults Stay Safe Online These Days

8 Ways to Help Senior Adults Stay Safe Online These Days Technology has come in handy for most of us during these days of pandemic distancing. But for the -at-risk, homebound senior population, technology has been a lifeline connecting them to family members, online services, and healthcare. Still, this unprecedented ...

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Can You Decode Your Teen’s Texting Language?

It’s hard to believe, right, parents? In just a blink or two, you went from being the teenager dropping cool phrases like “rad” and “gnarly” to monitoring a teenager texting words like “lowkey,” “IRL” and “CD9” into her smartphone non-stop.* For generations, teens have been crafting terms to differentiate themselves from other age groups. ...

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Back-to-School: Could Your Remote Learner Be Cyber Cheating?

Back-to-School: Could Your Remote Learner Be Cyber Cheating? As families across the country ramp up for the new school year, most are considering one of three basic learning options. Kids can attend traditional, in-class learning, they can attend their classes online from home, or they can choose a hybrid of ...

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