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Happy Mother’s Day from Securemama

Posted on May 12th, by Cathy Olsen in Securemama Site. No Comments

Happy Mother's day to all of you mothers out there that have discovered my blog. I hope that your day is full of love and appreciation for all that you do.

I LOVE Mother's day. Some people feel guilty because they compare themselves to other mom's and they feel they don't measure up. Others get upset because they do not get the appreciation they feel they deserve …

I feel grateful for the chance that I have to be a mother and to be able to raise such cute kids. I am grateful for my own mother and for all of those other mother's out there who are such great examples to me.

So, enjoy this weekend! Plant some flowers! Go shopping! Read a book! Do something that you enjoy but just can't find the time with all of your motherly responsibilities. That's … Read More »

Securemama goes to BYUWomen’s Conference! Success!

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


Well, Women's Conference was a GREAT experience!  Above was the FAVORITE poster of the day!  My mom said I should trademark it.  Ha!  No use … I'll just post it here and if you want the full image let me know.  EVERYTHING IS FREE!!

I have a renewed vigor and motivation to help parents, grandparents … ANYONE protect their loved ones from the dangers of the Internet.  There were so many people that said, “Wow!  Thank you so much for doing this!!”  So there you go!  I'm glad to help!

I started a facebook page.  Here's a link!  I have 13 likes in less than 24 hours!  YOU LOVE ME … YOU REALLY LOVE ME!!  I'll create one of those cute Facebook gadgets soon.  There are more pictures of my booth on the Securemama Facebook page.

I met a few people at a … Read More »

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 »

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 »

Why Should We Care?

Posted on January 13th, by Cathy Olsen in Securemama Site. 1 Comment

The world is a different place from when we grew up.

When I grew up, there was a phone cord.   You had to physically sit by the phone or get a ridiculously long phone cord for any kind of privacy. Also, when I grew up, there was a real possibility that someone could be ease dropping on your conversations.  When I grew up, If your friend wanted to talk to you, they would have to call the 'home phone' or physically walk to your house.  When I grew up, you had to go to the library to write a research report. (I'm starting to sound like Grandpa Simpson)

However, today it is so much easier to access information and communicate with people.  There are advantages and disadvantages to this.

There seems to be this virtual world that is every much as part of … Read More »

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