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Family Safety

School #FromHome: Bring Structure to Your Day

School #FromHome: Bring Structure to Your Day   Whether you’re a few weeks into a school closure or going on a few months now, you’re no doubt helping your school-aged children—and even your college kids—settle into a new routine that involves learning from home. Needless to say, it’s an adjustment ...

Consumer

School from Home: “Square One” Basics

 School #FromHome: “Square One” Basics With many schools around the globe postponing classes for long stretches or closing school outright for the rest of the academic year, the challenge of parenting just cranked up. After all, there’s no more schoolhouse—it’s your house. Whether you’re the parent of a kindergartener or ...

Consumer Threat Notices

How to Stay Secure While Distance Learning: Don’t Get Schooled by Hackers

Many students hold their college experience near and dear to their hearts. Apart from working towards a degree and a desired career path, students rely on college to make lifelong friends and gain a heightened sense of responsibility and independence. But due to recent circumstances, many college students had this experience interrupted or put on pause. With many schools closed for the remainder of ...

Family Safety

Keeping Virtual Play Dates, Hang Outs, and Video Chats Safe for Everyone

Every day we discover (or stumble over) new ways of coping and connecting during this unique chapter in family life. Still, as every age group under your roof finds their favorite virtual play date and hangout apps, parents may need to add a few safety rails to make sure the ...

Mobile and IoT Security

The Latest Mobile Scams & How To Stay Safe

If the challenges of working from home, connecting with family, and keeping on top of the news have you grabbing your phone more than ever, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, scammers are capitalizing on this opportunity. From fake apps, and dangerous text messages to phishing phone calls, mobile scams are multiplying, potentially putting your personal data and devices at risk. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission recently warned that they received a spike ...

Consumer Threat Notices

How Secure Is Video Conferencing?

As millions of people around the world practice social distancing and work their office jobs from home, video conferencing has quickly become the new norm. Whether you’re attending regular work meetings, partaking in a virtual happy hour with friends, or catching up with extended family across the globe, video conferencing is a ...

Family Safety

Internet Safety for Kids: A Refresher for Homebound Families

Editor’s Note: This is part II of our internet safety for kids series. Part I focuses on younger children and can be read here. Parents have always been concerned about keeping their kids safe online — especially their tweens and teens. That conversation is even more critical with parents and ...

Family Safety

How to Stay Cyber Safe While Social-Distancing

Do you find yourself working from home these days? Kids off school too? Then your daily life is set to change super-fast. Yes, there is so much to organise to implement this essential ‘social distancing’ strategy. But in the flurry to get everyone set up, it’s essential that we don’t ...

Consumer

How Do Hackers Hack Phones and How Can I Prevent It?

The threat of having your phone hacked has become a common fear. The truth is that it is possible to hack any phone. With the advancement of technology, where discovery of knowledge and information advances the understanding of technology, hackers are able to hack even the most sophisticated phone software. ...

Consumer

What is Data Privacy and How Can I Safeguard It?

There is certain information that is important to keep to yourself. If a stranger asks for your first name, you are likely to tell them. But if a stranger asks for your bank account number, you are unlikely to tell them. Data privacy works in the same way, if the ...

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