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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


How to shut down your computer properly: Important to-do’s before closing your computer

There are many benefits to shutting down your computer properly. If you simply close your laptop after each use, your computer could experience degraded performance over time. Also, if you don’t use features that lock access to your device, simply closing the notebook means that anybody nearby could quickly have access to your open documents […]

How to protect your smart home

A smart home has a network of devices that communicate and operate with one another seamlessly to provide convenience and efficiency. Since they’re all connected to the internet, these devices are controlled by the homeowner, usually through a smartphone app. Examples of smart home devices include door locks, thermostats, smoke alarms, coffee machines and security […]

Cybersecurity tips for older adults

Cybercriminals often target older adults who might be less tech-savvy than younger generations. There are many different ways hackers can steal your private information, so it’s important to follow certain safety practices when using the internet and logging in and out of devices. Here are some of the best ways to protect yourself from cybercriminal […]

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.