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Have you backed up your data recently?

Mon May 15, 2017 by Brian Cody

Phones break, tablets get stolen, laptops get taken over by viruses that corrupt files and computers just die a natural death.  No matter how fancy or pricey your equipment is, there are some elements that are bound to overpower it. What have you lost? Data? Money? Memories? Is there a price tag you put on what was lost?

As a part of good cyber habits, make backing up an important part of your digital life. Here are a few top reasons why backing up your devices is one of the most important things one can do to live a safe digital life:

Posted in family security , online safety and online security

Raising our Voices against Cyberbullying

Thu Feb 16, 2017 by Brian Cody

Symantec Celebrates Safer Internet Day by Uniting for a Better Internet.

Sad. Freak. Crybaby. Loser. 

These words all sound pretty harsh, right? They do not feel very good to read here, but imagine them directed at you personally. In the world of child and teen online activity, these types of words can become all too familiar to the millions of children cyberbullied each year around the world.   

Posted in family security , online safety and online security

The most common threats kids face online

Wed Feb 01, 2017 by Brian Cody

Children are among the most active Internet users, and are unfortunately exposed to a number of threats lurking online. If you allow your children to spend considerable time surfing the web, it’s important to know what they face so you may deal with them accordingly. But what are some of the most common online threats to children that you should know about?

Posted in family security , online safety and parental control software

What is Cyberbullying?

Tue Nov 22, 2016 by Norton-Team

Online socialising has revolutionized how we communicate but it has its pro’s and con’s. While it has opened a whole new dimension and convenience to our lifestyles, it unfortunately has some unpleasant effects too...

Posted in family security , online safety tips and social media

The Ultimate Parents’ Guide to Instagram

Fri Sep 23, 2016 by Norton-Team

Second only to Facebook, Instagram is one of the most popular social media sites on the internet. It’s particularly popular with young people who flood the site with photos of themselves, their friends, and their lunches. 

Posted in family security , how to guides and social media

Travel lifehacks to get the best from your tech

Tue Sep 06, 2016 by Norton-Team

It’s the time of year when schools return for classes and the summer holidays seem a distant memory away. It might be back to the usual routine but if you’re the type of person that likes to grab that last minute getaway travel deal we’re sharing five of our best life hacks with you to make sure you get the most from your tech while away from home. 

Posted in family security , online safety tips and online security

4 tourist scams to avoid on holiday

Tue Sep 06, 2016 by Norton-Team

One of the highlights of any holiday is getting away from it all to have a rest and relax. Unfortunately criminals are aware of when we let our guard down and tourists are a key target for them. 

Posted in family security , mobile safety and online threats

The Dangers of Parents and Children Instant Messaging

Tue Sep 06, 2016 by Norton-Team

If today’s children are the first generation to be raised natively using instant messaging, they should remember that it was their parents who were the pioneers in crafting the art of texting and should be respected for their many great single line literary works and burns.

Posted in family security , mobile insights and social media

The Comprehensive Guide to Keeping your Kids Safe Online

Thu Aug 25, 2016 by Norton-Team

For many parents, attempting to keep their children safe online is a daily task. From smartphones to tablets, messaging apps to 24/7 audio visual experiences, growing up in today’s world is a lot different than how we might have experienced it.  But, how can you protect your children from a threat landscape and a platform that has become ingrained in their upbringing?  

Posted in family security , online safety and social media

Back to school scams you might not of heard about

Mon Aug 22, 2016 by Norton-Team

A lot of money changes hands in the build up to the new school year.  Because it’s a big time for businesses and every parent and student has an eye on bargains, it’s also a key time for scammers and criminals to try to find a way into your wallet.  Here’s our advice to avoiding their latest tactics.

Posted in digital trends , family security and online safety

Essential Back to School life-hacks to save you some time

Mon Aug 22, 2016 by Norton-team

We’re all wishing it was still too soon to be talking about back to school, but the reality is the new school year is creeping closer day by day.  Our experts have put together these tech tips to help you start the new term ahead of the curve.

Posted in digital trends , family security and how to guides

90's Back to School Digital trends

Mon Aug 22, 2016 by Norton-Team

The new school year in the 90’s meant packing an oversized bag full of folders and textbooks, gadgets and other junk.  It’s remarkable how much things have changed since then, here’s our recap of five trends that were a cornerstone of our school lives and how they’ve totally changed.

Posted in blog , digital trends , family security and mobile insights

7 internet scams you need to be aware of

Thu Aug 18, 2016 by Norton-Team

The internet is a wonderful resource that’s full of information, entertainment and funny cat pictures but it can also be a dark place if you stray off the path or run into digital criminals. Unfortunately, anywhere that attracts lots of people will inevitably attract criminals who see these users as potential victims. 

Posted in family security , online safety tips and online security

Why people are more likely to see online bullying than offline.

Fri Aug 12, 2016 by Norton-Team

Cyberbullying is a subject that’s captured plenty of headlines though it’s just a modern version of an old problem. Sadly, bullying has been part of the human existence for longer than anyone can remember. So it’s hardly a surprise that this behaviour has taken on a new lease of life on different social media platforms. 

Posted in family security , mobile safety and social media

Pokemon Go – A Parent’s guide for Children

Fri Jul 29, 2016 by Norton-Team

Unless you've been on holiday in Timbuktu, you'll have heard about this new phenomenon sweeping the globe. For gamers and smartphone lovers this new game has presented some exciting interactive play but how can you keep your young players safe both online and off?

Posted in digital trends , family security and mobile safety

What type of Cyber-parent are you?

Tue Jul 19, 2016 by Norton-Team

Parenting is a fast paced life. One minute it’s caring for the family nest to juggling the dawn scramble for p.e. kit , packing lunchboxes and dealing with tantrums at all hours of the day. We take on a multitude of professions offline over the course of our children’s lives - Taxi driver, chef even IT specialist, that some might think a parent has superhuman powers. 

Posted in family security , online safety and parental control software

Parents: Is Your Child's Data Protected While Using Social Media?

Wed Jun 01, 2016 by brian cody

In today’s world, parents have to worry about much more than protecting their children from harm in public settings.

Posted in family security , online safety tips and social media

Cyber Crime and Family Safety – Top Tips

Wed Mar 16, 2016 by Norton_Team

Cybercrime may sound like something that only happens to big corporations or super-secret government agencies, but it happens all the time to regular people and their families.

Cybercriminals use the internet to attack you (or other people) for their financial gain. It can be difficult to guarantee that your family is protected but there are some simple things you can do to keep them as safe as possible. 

Posted in family security , online safety tips and online threats

Family Safety - 10 Tips to Protect Your Family Online

Thu Feb 11, 2016 by Norton_Team

Protecting your family from online threats and the dark side of the web may seem like a daunting task but you don’t need to pull your hair out just yet. 

Posted in family security , online safety tips and parental control software

5 Ways to Know If Your Child is Ready for Their First Phone

Fri Dec 04, 2015 by Norton_Team

All the way back in 2013, did a survey where they discovered that nearly one in 10 kids get their first mobile phone by the time they turn the ripe old age of five. If that seems very young, you’ll be relieved to know that the average age for a first phone was a more reassuring 11.

Posted in digital trends , family security and online safety tips

7 Ways to Help Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Mon Nov 23, 2015 by Norton_Team

Did you know you can use your iPad to potty-train your kids? Numerous potty training apps exist, with a potty-attachable stand available to prop the iPad in front of your toddler.

Posted in family security , online safety tips and parental control software

6 Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids About Internet Safety

Tue Nov 10, 2015 by Norton_Team

Teaching your kids about internet baddies is a big job, but how should you approach it? Do you tell them horror stories about internet bogeyman or give them the hard, cold facts and figures?

If you can make internet safety fun, they’ll be far more likely to learn from it, which is why we’ve picked our six favourite interactive ways to teach your kids about internet safety.

Posted in family security , online safety and online security

How to Become a More Tech-Savvy Parent

Thu Oct 08, 2015 by Norton_Team

Everywhere we go, we carry tiny computers in our pockets. We can answer any question within seconds using Google or we can live stream movies or hours of footage of the Kardashians from pretty much anywhere. There’s even Wi-Fi on Mount Everest.

Technology is everywhere and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. iPads are standard practice for kids, and books—like analogue clocks—are a thing of the past. Many of our kids know how to navigate the web before they’ve figured out how to make their beds.

Posted in family security , how to guides and online safety

How to Keep Your Kids Safe While Gaming

Tue Sep 01, 2015 by Norton_Team

Most kids love playing online games. No surprise there – they’re fun, entertaining, encourage creativity and are often educational. They’re great to play with existing friends, and offer the opportunity to make new ones too. Online games allow kids to chat to and play with or against an enormous number of other players anywhere in the world, across all borders of time, language, geography, age and culture.

Unfortunately, gaming is also enormously appealing to hackers and others of ill repute, and holds privacy and security risks that need to be faced. It’s therefore important for you and your children to identify and understand these risks, and learn how to handle them. Following the practical tips below will help you and your kids to have some age-appropriate and safe fun while gaming online.

Posted in family security , gaming and entertainment and how to guides

How To Protect Your Child Against Cyberbullying

Wed Aug 05, 2015 by Norton Team

Bullying – it’s an age-old problem. But it’s one that’s found a new lease of life on the Internet. Thanks to our ‘always on’ mobile technology and our enthusiasm for sharing everything without care, cyberbullying has found the perfect home online. Cyberbullies can hide behind the anonymity of the Internet, and reach their target easily at almost any time and from anywhere, while broadcasting to a potentially limitless audience.

Posted in family security , how to guides , online safety and online safety tips

#BetaParents: Download the Free Ebook

Fri Jul 24, 2015 by Norton Team

As #BetaParents, we are the first generation of parents to raise children in the all-digital world; responsible for keeping them safe online.

Learn more about teaching your children healthy online habits with our free guide. CLICK HERE for the guide.

Posted in family security , online safety , online safety tips , online security , online security tips and parental control software

What You Need To Know About Cookies

Tue Jul 07, 2015 by Norton Team

Of course, we’re talking about web cookies here – not the furry blue Sesame Street Muppet. Web cookies, unlike the treat-loving Cookie Monster, follow your movements on the Internet, collecting and storing information about you. No need to panic though: for the most part, cookies are intended to enhance and customise your browsing experience and are as harmless as the fluffy puppet.

However, because they can collect sensitive personal data, tracking cookies are sometimes considered to be a potential privacy concern. Continue reading to find out all about cookies: what they are, what they do and how you can manage them.

Posted in family security , online safety , online safety tips , online security , online security tips and parental control software

10 Ways You Can Tackle Child Safety

Tue Jul 07, 2015 by Norton Team

Do you know who your son is gunning away with in Call of Duty? What information are your kids giving away about themselves? And what can you, as a parent, do about it?

Read on for 10 top tips you can follow to help keep your child safe online.

Posted in family security , online safety tips and online security tips

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