Category: safety

Should We All Be Using a VPN?

Twenty years ago, the internet played a fairly small part in most of our lives. It was to most people something of interest, perhaps to play around with little more than an interesting toy. Of course, that’s changed now and most of us probably use the internet every day.  Can you imagine arranging car insurance […]

Using Privacy Tools – VPN Software

The market for online privacy is growing with people becoming increasingly concerned about how there data is being used. The reality is that there is little normal protection for most of your online activities unless you take action to secure them yourself. One of the most accessible solutions if you’re serious about protecting your data […]

Protecting Young People from Identity Theft

Identity thieves are much more devious that they were a decade ago, indeed you can say that about virtually all online cyber criminals. Just have a look at those scam phishing emails from a decade ago and compare them to the ones today and you’ll see how much more sophisticated they are nowadays. Even people […]

Monitoring Kids on Football Forums

It sounds a very specific title for a post, which is true, but I think it highlights an important issue with what we allow our children to access online.  Take for example my son and his friends, who are all football mad supporting a variety of teams across the country.    All fairly sensible children […]

Corporate Policies on Social Media

Many people don’t see a distinction between where they use the internet however for most companies it represents a large risk. A few years ago it was fairly unusual for a company to offer internet access to it’s employees however those times have changed now. Indeed many people rely on the internet as part of […]

Children and those Social Networks

For parents the web is something that we’ve slowly learned to adapt to as it grew however for our children it’s been a much different experience.  Any child under 18 probably doesn’t remember a world without the internet and in some ways this makes them more vulnerable to it’s dangers. There’s hardly to locate a […]

Teenagers Downloading Torrents – Some Advice

Have you ever wondered how your teenage son or daughter manages to watch all the latest films, downloads all the top hits from their favorite artists all on a small allowance,  Well the reality is that they are almost certainly not paying for any of these, it’s much more likely that they are using torrents. […]

Safer Travel with a VPN

Most people now travel a lot more than a few decades ago, whether it’s for work or simply pleasure.  It’s simpler, easier and cheaper and in fact many of the inconveniences of travel have been made a lot simpler too by the internet.  Most of us have either laptops, tablets or smartphones that keep us […]

Creating Presentation Materials for Safety Talks

There is no doubt that the best way to engage with young people about online safety is to simply go and talk to them. However depending on the age range the approach needs to be very different. Although obviously you can discuss with children the issues about internet safety at any age, in reality faced […]

Understanding Computer Firewalls

If you typically have your computer off and disconnected on the internet then, nonetheless, your firewall won’t ever update. The best method to shield your private computer is by installing the online security firewall. Most computers include a firewall program. Another computer might not have the exact same issue. In the present scenario, your computer […]