Category: safety

Is this a Complete PC Care System ?

Most of the steps that you can take to secure your computer and to maintain it running properly are both free and relatively simple.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s a hard core gaming rig, or just a low specification PC you use to posting via proxy to Craigslist.  The steps you need to take are […]

Formatting Your Windows Computer – Basic Steps

Formatting your windows computer is easier than it’s ever been before, but the steps you need to take before hand can be a little bit confusing. Video Transcript ▼ There are a number of different reasons why you may want to format your computer and install a clean copy of your operating system. The main […]

Basics of Securing your Windows Installation

Now of course, we’re all probably running different version of windows, indeed in my house there’s at least three versions of the Operating system. However although the menu locations and actually wording may change – these steps are basically the same in most version of Windows. So if you want to check, make sure these […]

Safe Web Surfing: Top Tips for Kids and Teens Online

It’s often a contentious issue, how much freedom should you allow your children online.  Obviously this in some senses depends on their age and maturity but it’s still a topic that often divides both parents and educators alike.  If your children are just innocently watching Scooby Doo reruns on their version of Netflix, is that […]

Childcare Question: Should a Parent Control a Child’s Computer Use?

Whether or not a parent should control a child’s computer use is an issue that not everyone agrees on. Some feel that as parents, controlling PC access and computer usage is just another parental responsibility. Others feel such parent controls infringe on a child’s rights. If you’re unsure, take a closer look at these reasons […]

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 […]