Links to interesting articles on other sites or helpful online resources.
This is a very interesting essay on how to view your kids relationship with their smartphone or other electronic devices. Adolescence makes many kids feel adrift. Their phones can help them feel connected to their friends and more importantly, to their stable identity. Let’s not shame them for these transitional objects. Link: Smartphones Are the […]
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
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
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.
Circle is the smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any device. Link: Meet Circle: Parental Controls & Internet Filtering
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
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.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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
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
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
Source: Homepage | Safe and Secure Online by (ISC)²
Source: How to Get Sideloaded Apps to Show Up in FreeTime Profiles on Fire Tablets
Source: Home Network Security | US-CERT
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 […]