In today's world, online transactions are becoming the norm, rather than the exception. Between social media platforms and online marketplaces, the internet is becoming a virtual thief's dream, with countless identities to steal. Social media platforms continue to ask for more personal information in order for users to gain access. This information can easily be skimmed by a hacker, and later used to access personal accounts fraudulently. Further, many social media sites are
With the internet advancing at such a fast pace, trends seem to come and go with the breeze. A new website might be offering an unheard-of online service or product one day, and then be more or less forgotten within the month; a budding trend may lie dormant for years only to explode in popularity over the course of a week. And with all this going on, it's become more important than ever to be vigilant regarding your own safety and security.
To that end, we're using this p
Did you know that every minute adds 48 hours of video to YouTube, 3600 photos on Instagram, 3125 photos to Flickr, 10000 tweets and 684478 individual pieces of content on Facebook? Parental Control Software is a powerful way to give parents and caregivers peace of mind through monitoring their children's online activities. Although there is no substitute for communication and education, adults need all the help they can get keeping kids safe online-- that's why we are excited
Although the deals are tempting, the abundance of special holiday listings makes it easy for cybercriminals and scammers to exploit the savviest of deal seekers. Finding ways to protect your online identity is important. When shopping for gifts for your friends and family online, keep these tips in mind for a safer shopping experience this season. To keep your devices and information protected: Avoid public Wifi networks, unsecured sites, outlandish offers, and suspicious ema
The home of today is very different to that of 10 or even five years ago – everything from your fridge to your TV links up to the internet and has more processing power than you thought white goods would ever need. With this new-fangled technology, however, comes a raft of new security issues that most of us simply can’t afford to ignore. Here are a few things to consider and do, to protect yourself in this new domestic landscape, look after your family online and make your h
Remember when your biggest tech worry was successfully setting the VCR clock? Fast forward to today, realizing that your children are growing up with the world literally at their fingertips thanks to innovations and conveniences of the Internet, it can prompt you to wonder how to protect them when you’re not around. The Internet evolves quickly, and what used to be a channel of quick communications has turned into an endless wealth of information, opportunity, and connection.
Online security and data privacy is important to everyone now more than ever. It’s what prevents people from taking your money and your personal information. It’s especially important for young people to know how to protect their online identities and data. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received nearly 400,000 identity theft complaints in 2016, and 15% of those came from consumers aged 20-29. Moreover, according to a recent Javelin Strategy and Research study, house-hol
For many families, video games are a normal part of everyday living. Many of our children are plugging into consoles, typing commands using a keyboard, downloading games on their smartphones, or using their tablets to play Candy Crush. While this might not be a sure recipe for disaster, it can open our children to many unseen digital pitfalls. That is why it is important that we understand the potential dangers facing our sons and daughters when they log on to the digital wor
There’s a new app in town and with close to 10 million users this app is definitely growing in popularity.
This app, called the "After School App," is a new social media platform for teens only. Users create a school specific message board, verifying that the user attends the school via FB, making adult users prohibited. Users are anonymous which makes accountability virtually impossible.
While the app does have some safety procedures in place--like emergency response i
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Unfortunately, it's not unusual to see heartbreaking stories about cyberbullying in the news, however it is unusual see proactive, preemptive solutions to cyberbullying. That's why we are so honored and thrilled that Al Jazeera America sent a crew to Journey School in Aliso Viejo, CA, to see how we've made "cyber bullying history."
Please take a moment read the story below and watch the clip to learn why classes like "Cyber Civics" must to be a permanent part of every scho
Online Security Strategies, our newest online course, is a quick and easy way for your entire family to how to keep safe and secure online. The whole course takes about 2 hours! It's great for families to take together because research shows that when it comes to online security, most people fall short. As large scale data breaches and vulnerabilities become increasingly common, more and more people will become victims of identity theft. In fact, a January 2014 Pew Internet s
Once upon a time, kids could be kids. They could do the silly things that kids do — make inappropriate comments, appear in and take ridiculous photos — and only their very close friends, and maybe their family, would be any the wiser.
Unfortunately those quaint days of yore are long gone. Today nearly everything a young person (or any of us, for that matter) says or does is chronicled for the world to see on an assortment of social media sites ranging from Instagram, Vine,