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Protecting your home network

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October, as I’m sure most of you know, is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Unquestionably the most important month of the year…. Wait, you didn’t know it was Cybersecurity Awareness Month? You didn’t even know there was a such a thing as Cybersecurity Awareness Month? You are wondering why we don’t have a clever acronym for Cybersecurity […]

Let’s talk about cyberbullying | Consumer Information

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Last week, the FTC joined several other agencies and the First Lady for an important conversation about cyberbullying. Link: Let’s talk about cyberbullying | Consumer Information

The Talk

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Not THAT talk. That’s beyond my expertise and if anyone has good advice on THAT talk please let me know. This talk is the talk with your kids about online safety. As parents, we want to arm our kids with the knowledge and an appropriate caution to avoid the truly dangerous hazards of the internet, but we don’t want to scare them so much they have nightmares or never want to engage online at all.

Tinitell Is A Mobile Phone For Kids That They Wear On Their Wrists

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Tinitell is a colorful, easy to use, Dick Tracy-styled 2G wristwatch phone with a micro SIM card aimed at kids 4 years and older. Link: Tinitell Is A Mobile Phone For Kids That They Wear On Their Wrists

unGlue: End screen time battles. Start better habits.

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Too much screen time. It’s a problem all parents face. Now there’s a solution that gives kids the power to learn healthier habits — within your boundaries. It’s not about parental control. It’s about teaching them to manage their own time. Link: unGlue: End screen time battles. Start better habits.

Meet Circle: Parental Controls & Internet Filtering

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Circle is the smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any device. Link: Meet Circle: Parental Controls & Internet Filtering

Back to School

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The start of a new school year. A time of promise and excitement and shock at the cost of new shoes. Going back to school or going to school for the first time can be exciting and sometimes a little scary for kids and parents. In addition to the joys of peer pressure and unreasonable […]

Hour of Code

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The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students of all ages in 180+ countries and over 45 languages. Link: Join the largest learning event in history, December 3-9, 2018

Passwords

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Passwords are the one security tool that almost everyone is familiar with. But surprisingly, I find passwords are also one of the most misunderstood tools for protecting yourself online. Today I’m going to talk about the real purposes of passwords and how you can improve their effectiveness with a few easy steps.

Yubico | YubiKey Strong Two Factor Authentication for Business and Individual Use.

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YubiKey is an affordable and effective way to enable 2 factor authentication for your most important online accounts. Get the YubiKey, the #1 security key, offering strong two factor authentication from industry leader Yubico. Link: Yubico | YubiKey Strong Two Factor Authentication for Business and Individual Use.

Dr. Malware, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the Internet

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Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Ransomware… they go by many names but they all mean the same thing. For now we’ll just call them all malware, short for malicious software. Malware is any computer program that does something we don’t like. It is kind of like the definition of a weed. If you didn’t plant it and […]

Surf the web without annoying pop ups and ads!

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AdBlock is a user-supported browser extension that lets you surf the web ad-free. Link: Surf the web without annoying pop ups and ads!

Securing Your Web Browser

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Another great article from US-CERT, this time on how to configure your web browser to protect yourself online. The article is a little technical so feel free to contact us for help. This article will help you configure your web browser for safer Internet surfing. It is written for home computer users, students, small business […]

Pop-ups in Safari on your Mac? Here’s what to do

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An excellent summary from our friends at iDB about how to handle pop-ups in the Safari web browser. In this post, we’ll talk about what you can do in a scenario when you get pop-ups in Safari on your Mac and why you might be getting them. Link: Pop-ups in Safari on your Mac? Here’s […]

Help protect my computer with Windows Defender – Windows Help

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Learn about how Windows Defender antivirus program can help keep your PC safe from malicious software and viruses. Link: Help protect my computer with Windows Defender – Windows Help

What parents need to know about the video game Fortnite

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If your kids are begging to play Fortnite—or maybe they’re already playing but you still have questions—then check out this handy guide. Link: What parents need to know about the video game Fortnite

Multiplayer online games

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When I was growing up, kids would come together at parks and swimming pools to play under the usually not so watchful eye of a handful of parents. As we got a little older, these social centers were replaced by “the mall”. Once we could drive, kids in my home town spent most Friday and […]

Reviews & Age Ratings – Best Movies, Books, Apps, Games for Kids

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An excellent site for reviews of games, movies, television, and more including insight into safety and other parental concerns. Source: Reviews & Age Ratings – Best Movies, Books, Apps, Games for Kids

Homepage | Safe and Secure Online by (ISC)²

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Source: Homepage | Safe and Secure Online by (ISC)²

How to Get Sideloaded Apps to Show Up in FreeTime Profiles on Fire Tablets

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Source: How to Get Sideloaded Apps to Show Up in FreeTime Profiles on Fire Tablets

Home Network Security | US-CERT

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Source: Home Network Security | US-CERT

How Spammers Spoof Your Email Address (and How to Protect Yourself)

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Most of us know spam when we see it, but seeing a strange email from a friend—or worse, from ourselves—in our inbox is pretty disconcerting. If you’ve seen an email that looks like it’s from a friend, it doesn’t mean they’ve been hacked. Spammers spoof those addresses all the time, and it’s not hard to […]