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Links to interesting articles on other sites or helpful online resources.

Smartphones Are the New Security Blanket for Kids

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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 New Security Blanket for Kids – LOVE/HATE – Medium

 

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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 workers, and any other person who works with limited information technology (IT) support and broadband.

Link: Securing Your Web Browser

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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 do. Here’s how they do it, and how you can protect yourself.

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

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