Family Safety

How to Make Sure Spring Break Doesn’t Wreck Your Digital Rep

Spring Break 2019 is in full swing, which means high school and college kids have hit the road determined to make this rite of passage epic. Unfortunately, not everyone will return home with his or her online reputation intact. Despite the headlines and warnings, kids are still uploading their lives ...

Family Safety

The Risks of Public Wi-Fi and How to Close the Security Gap

As I write this blog post, I’m digitally exposed, and I know it. For the past week, I’ve had to log on to a hospital’s public Wi-Fi each day to work while a loved one recuperates. What seems like a routine, casual connection to the hospital’s Wi-Fi isn’t. Using public ...

Family Safety

#PrivacyAware: Will You Champion Your Family’s Online Privacy?

The perky cashier stopped my transaction midway to ask for my email and phone number. Not now. Not ever. No more. I’ve had enough. I thought to myself. “I’d rather not, thank you,” I replied. The cashier finished my transaction and moved on to the next customer without a second ...

Family Safety

What Parents Need to Know About Live-Stream Gaming Sites Like Twitch

Clash of Clans, Runescape, Fortnite, League of Legends, Battlefield V, and Dota 2. While these titles may not mean much to those outside of the video gaming world, they are just a few of the wildly popular games thousands of players are live streaming to viewers worldwide this very minute. ...

Family Safety

IoT Lockdown: Ways to Secure Your Family’s Digital Home and Lifestyle

If you took an inventory of your digital possessions chances are, most of your life — everything from phones to toys, to wearables, to appliances — has wholly transitioned from analog to digital (rotary to wireless). What you may not realize is that with this dramatic transition, comes a fair amount of ...

Family Safety

Have You Talked to Your Kids About a Career in Cybersecurity?

Here’s some cool trivia for you: What profession currently has a zero-percent unemployment rate, pays an average of $116,000 a year, and is among the top in-demand jobs in the world? A lawyer? A pharmacist? A finance manager, perhaps? Nope. The job we’re talking about is a cybersecurity specialist and, because ...

Family Safety

#CyberAware: Teaching Kids to Get Fierce About Protecting Their Identity

It wasn’t Kiley’s fault, but that didn’t change the facts: The lending group denied her college loan due to poor credit, and she didn’t have a plan B. Shocked and numb, she began to dig a little deeper. She discovered that someone had racked up three hefty credit card bills using ...

Family Safety

Snapstreaks: Why Kids Keep them Going and What Parents Need to Know

People who use the popular social networking app Snapchat, understand what happens after three consecutive days of messaging the same person. A little flame automatically shows up next to that person’s name signaling that a Snapstreak is officially on. And, keeping that streak alive, is a bigger deal than you ...

Family Safety

Family Tech Check: 5 Ways to Help Kids Balance Tech Over Summer Break

It’s mind-blowing to think that when you become a parent, you have just 18 summers with your child before he or she steps out of the mini-van and into adulthood. So at the mid-summer point, it’s a great time to ask: How balanced is your child’s screen time? Don’t panic, ...

Consumer Family Safety

Trivia Time: Test Your Family’s Password Safety Knowledge

Passwords have become critical tools for every citizen of the digital world. Passwords stand between your family’s gold mine of personal data and the entirety of the internet. While most of us have a love-hate relationship with passwords, it’s beneficial to remember they do serve a powerful purpose when created ...

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