Category: safety

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 […]

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. […]