Family Safety

What Do Your Kids Want To Be When They Grow Up?

When I was 8, I was completely obsessed with being an air hostess ‘when I grew up.’ The thought of travelling the world while looking glamorous just struck a chord with me! But fast forward 30 something years and our kids aren’t thinking flying – they’re thinking tech! New research by McAfee ...

Family Safety

The Dangers of Walking and Talking

As safe drivers and responsible community members, I know we are all aware that you just can’t use your mobile phone while driving. There have been far too many horrific stories on our news feeds of the horrendous, sometimes fatal outcomes of this highly-illegal practice. But what about using your ...

Family Safety

Teacher’s Day – Educating Students about Cyber Safety

With a bit of mentoring, kids can become good digital citizens. This mentoring will help them stay safe online and empower them to make the most of technology. It is safe to say that gadget addiction can affect the health of a student as well as their academic life. The ...

Family Safety

How to Steer Your Kids Clear of the Dismal World of Tumblr

  Tumblr is social network that has carved a digital niche all its own. Far from the conventional vibe of Facebook and considerably edgier than Twitter and Instagram, you might think of Tumblr as the fringe crowd’s hangout of choice—and one that comes with risks if you have teens. Like ...

Family Safety

An Aware Child is Safer Online

A Parent’s Handy Primer on Cyber Vocabulary – Part IV Aaaaaand, we are back! *drum rolls* This week’s topic is not only the continuation of our primer; but also, the last of it! Let us quickly brush up on the topic of discussion – our dated cyber vocabulary. Many of ...

Family Safety

Latest Teens, Tweens and Technology Research Shows Parents Need a Pat On the Back But There Is Still Work To Be Done…

Sometimes as parents we need a little pat on the back and confirmation we’re doing something right. Well, the McAfee Tween, Tweens & Technology 2015 research does just that. Now in its third year, the Teens, Tweens & Technology research provides a gauge on the behaviour and opinions of young ...

Consumer

An Aware Child is Safer Online

A Parent’s Handy Primer on Cyber Vocabulary – Part II Welcome back to our primer! As you may recall, our previous blog focused on cyber vocabulary for the benefit of Internet users. For many of you, these terms may already ring a bell, but we are explaining it to clarify ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Bringing Up the Next Generation of Digital Citizens

Nearly every automobile driver has some understanding of the ‘rules of the road,’ from using your seatbelt to signaling before changing lanes, and always giving pedestrians the right of way. But when asked about the rules of the Internet—don’t share passwords, don’t talk to strangers, and don’t download strange applications—not ...

Family Safety

Cyberbullying: Its Uniqueness & Prevention

Unfortunately, cyberbullying is prevalent, and a growing threat in today’s always-connected world. Cyberbullying refers to bullying done via computers, or similar technologies, such as cell phones. This kind of bullying usually includes mean or threatening comments, or public posts through texts, emails, voice mails, social media posts, all intended to ...

McAfee Partners

Moore’s Law and Security

In case you haven’t noticed, you owe Moore’s Law a belated birthday card. The famed theorem, which set the technology industry’s evolutionary pace by positing that computational power would double every year, turned 50 this year. We in the technology industry owe a lot to Moore’s Law, as it’s given ...

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