Tag: Internet Safety
The holidays are almost over and now we are starting to think about how to improve our lives. Here is some food for thought on how to improve your digital life!
If you want to avoid getting trampled on “Black Friday” or even “Black Thursday Night,” shopping online can be a very efficient and effective way to get your holiday shopping done. There are plenty of scammers that would love to get your information and money for their own holiday spending. No matter the time of year, protect yourself by following the “10 Tips for Safe Online Shopping.” You will be safe to buy presents for your friends and family in the comfort of your home.
10 Tips for Shopping Online Safely
1. Keep your applications and computer up to date.
Whether you use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, you will need to install browser updates in order to ensure that you have the most current security protection. The same is true for other installed applications and your computer operating system. Java Virtual Machine and … Read More »
Many of us may feel like a 'victim' of the Internet. Our kids are on it ALL DAY LONG! What can you do as a parent to restrict accessing the Internet when there is a wireless network that they can access from the corners of your home?
Get to know your wireless router!
Set up a ‘Guest’ Network for kids
Almost all wireless routers have the ability to set up a ‘Guest’ network. The ‘Guest’ network works like a hotel network. It has a separate name and password. You could use this guest network for your kids. You can turn the network on and off depending on when you want your kids to access the Internet.
Look into Parental Control Settings
Newer wireless routers have Parental Control Settings. See the video below. This wireless router allows you to restrict Internet by device and … Read More »
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Cell Phone Safety
Guest Post by Amanda Martin:
Amanda Martin, writes about variety of mobile related topics, the favorite are apps for parental control and smartphone security tips. She contributes to the advancement of cell phone monitoring software.
In today’s modern age, the question about mobile phones is not whether their kid should have a cell phone but when should they start using it. Cell phone safety has been one of the main issues around the controversy of kids and cell phones. Finding the right phone and the carrier should be the least of your concerns, and most of your discussions should be about cell phone safety, rules and responsibility. Don’t forget that not only children should be advised on how to use their phone – the teens need a lot of guidance too.
Cell Phone Safety: Does your child … Read More »
Web-Filter for ALL!
Congratulations Will and Kate!
Just like I will congratulate siblings and relatives on their upcoming arrivals, I am so happy for the Royal Family and the new HEIR TO THE THRONE! Yes, I did watch the two-hour date-line special that went in the very details of the arrival, which consisted of looking at the outside of the hospital and talking to people that happened to be there.
Prime Minister Wants a Safer Environment for the New Monarch!
The Prime Minister announced that Great Britain will limit pornography for Internet subscribers by default. See full article from the BBC. The Prime Minister stated that he is not trying to be a “moralise or scaremonger” but he is deeply concerned about the affect of pornography and the exploitation of children. The new rulings will require Internet Providers to filter pornography to a 'family … Read More »