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Online safety resources to help teach parents and kids what they can do to protect themselves in today’s digital environment


Cybersecurity tips for avoiding malware while working from home

It’s important to think carefully about changing your habits to work from home in a way that’s productive, collaborative and, perhaps most importantly, secure. Hackers are interested in exploiting new vulnerabilities as employees disperse. A March 2020 survey of the CNBC Technology Council found that 36% of respondents at that time already saw an increase […]

How to safely manage IoT children’s toys

For 2020 and the years ahead, it seems likely that internet-connected devices will only become more important in the home. This includes a growing segment of devices used by the whole family, like smart speakers and TVs, as well as connected devices designed specifically with children in mind. A 2019 Clutch survey found that 53% […]

Who do hackers target the most?

These common groups get targeted by hackers all the time. 

Having conversations with your kids about online safety during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic quickly reshaped day-to-day life around the world, with schools being among the first institutions to respond to the outbreak by canceling in-person classes. In some states in the U.S., the school year effectively ended in early March, through a combination of site closures and shelter-in-place orders from local and state officials.  Now […]

4 common imposter scams to watch out for

Impersonation is a popular tactic among cybercriminals today. By putting enough space between them and their victims, the internet makes it easy for scammers to pose as government agents, representatives of well-known organizations, and even loved ones via emails, direct messages, phone calls, etc. Once they have your trust, these fraudsters will try to coerce […]

Cybersecurity Safety Tips for Your New Tech Toys

The winter holiday season is a bonanza for the tech industry. Every firm from Apple to Nintendo sees its earnings skyrocket during the months of November and December, when millions of smartphones, tablets, game consoles, PCs and more fly off the shelves. A Consumer Technology Association survey found that more than two-thirds of American adults planned […]