Category: Securemama Site

Welcome to Securemama!

Posted on April 25th, by Cathy Olsen in Securemama Site. No Comments

Welcome! You are on your way to Internet Safety for the Home!

Here are links to the topics I may have referenced during a presentation or booth.  If you have any questions, please 'like' me on Facebook and send me a message.  I am also on Twitter (@Securemama).  Please do not be overwhelmed!  Internet Safety for the home is an important topic and any change that you can do will help protect you and your family!

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Internet Safety and Home Computer Security Checklist

Internet Safety and Home Computer Security Checklist

Power Point Slides

Internet Safety for the Home

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Posts and tutorials that will help you get started:

We should Care!

Online Rule of Agreement

Who is in the driver seat? User restrictions

Keep that baby gate up! Parental controls

Web filter – Keep the garbage out!

Does my computer have a cold? – Anti-Virus, Anti-spyware

Is your foundation Secure? … Read More »

Online Rule of Agreement

Posted on February 29th, by Cathy Olsen in Securemama Site, Tutorial. 2 comments

This is part one in my “Top Ten ways to protect your kids on the Internet.” I will be hosting a booth at BYU Women’s Conference.  I think I will have this countdown as my main topic.


1. Online Rule of Agreement – This agreement is to promote a discussion of what is allowed and not allowed.  Your child is exposed to so much and in so many different ways (home computer, school, cell phones, friends' cell phones, etc.).  It is not realistic to think that all of those devices have been secured.  Discuss what types of sites are allowed and what is not allowed.  Discuss what your child can and cannot do on the Internet no matter what.  Use this agreement as a way to safeguard your child when they are accessing the Internet on computers or devices that … Read More »

A Call to Action!

Posted on December 28th, by Cathy Olsen in Securemama Site, Security. 2 comments

This post is as much for myself as it is for anyone reading.  I have neglected this site long enough.  Life gets in the way However, this topic of security for the home has not left my mind.  I think I felt somewhat self-conscious about my soap box.  I don't want people to feel guilty.  I don't want to add stress to their life.  I understand the complexities of EVERY gadget that you might have.  I also know it can be REALLY confusing to figure out how to make it secure.

However, I continue to see news articles of information being leaked or stolen.  I continue to see increasing trends of addiction to pornography, on-line gambling, etc. I can't be self conscious of this message.  We can't just sit back and TRUST that nothing will happen.

The Intenet is still in … Read More »

Confessions of a Computer Nerd

Posted on January 28th, by Cathy Olsen in Securemama Site. 1 Comment

I am a Computer Nerd!  Check out my score from the nerd quiz!  You can click on it to see how much of a nerd you are!

I guess I have always been a nerd.  There was my 7th grade to 9th grade obsession with Star Trek the Next Generation!  I became a true 'Trekkie” when me and my friends got dropped off at a convention center in Detroit for a STAR TREK Convention.  (I had to pay $20 of my babysitting money!!) Let me just tell you it was amazing!  No, I didn't dress up as a Vulcan (I only wish) ha!  But there were booths and all the Star Trek junk you could want.  I even waited in line for 3 hours to get a signature from Mirina Sirtis (Counselor Troi) and Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura).  I … Read More »

Today is the First Day of the Rest of my Life!

Posted on January 27th, by Cathy Olsen in Securemama Site. No Comments

So, I did it!  I started a website to share an idea that I have been beating around in my head for a few months “A mother's guide to securing her virtual world.” The original idea was to write a book.  And it was going to be a GREAT book.. however, I'd have to actually 'write' it.  It felt a overdue English paper every time I thought about it.  So … I am choosing a format that is much more suited to my personality .. free form, instant gratification… and ONLINE.

I am glad that I got my site up and running in one day … the consequences: It is 4:30 PM, I am still in my pajamas, and my son has redecorated the hall with stickers.  Ah well… you win some, you lose some.

I will try and update this site … Read More »

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