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A Quick Guide to Cyberbullying Awareness and Prevention

Technology has added an expansive convenience to our lives, especially when it comes to communication. The recent pandemic led to millions of people having to pivot to conducting business and personal activities online that would otherwise be done in person. Companies went completely online and schools switched to a virtual learning space where comments and […]

For child safety, partition your computer into separate user accounts

Many operating systems have the choice of making a multiple user accounts, one for each user. If you’re worried that your child may accidentally access, modify, and/or delete your files, you can give them a separate account and decrease the amount of access and number of privileges they have. If you don’t have separate accounts, […]

Teach kids about avoiding scams while gaming

Many games now include in-game currencies and microtransactions through which players can obtain new items or features. Scammers attempt to take advantage of these systems by selling fully-upgraded accounts to unsuspecting kids for real-world money. To keep children safe while gaming, instruct them about the risks of in-game purchasing. Teach them what a legitimate microtransaction […]

Demonstrate good online habits to kids

Teach children how to be responsible online, explain the risks of technology. Because the nature of the internet is so anonymous, it is easy for people to misrepresent themselves and manipulate or trick other users. Children present unique security risks when they use a computer—not only do you have to keep them safe, but you […]

Be aware of cyberbullying

Cyberbullying refers to using technology to harass, or bully, someone else. Bullies previously were restricted to methods such as physical intimidation, postal mail, or the telephone. Now, improvements in electronic media offer forums such as email, instant messaging, web pages, and digital photos to increase to the arsenal. Computers and smart phones are present-day tools […]

How to disable in-app purchases

The advent of the modern smartphone came with a slew of marketing with the slogan “there’s an app for that.” And it’s all but true: there’s an app for nearly any and everything. A lot of these apps come for the low, low price of free, but of course, there’s a catch. Free apps can […]