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Social media: How to protect yourself from threats

Fri Dec 30, 2016 by Norton-Team

Social media usually only appears in the news when it’s at its worst: when predators are poaching potential prey online; when people are threatened by violence; or when hate groups find a place to coordinate. 

Posted in how to guides , online safety and social media

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

Social media scams: How to spot a fake

Tue Oct 18, 2016 by Norton-Team

You’ve probably seen them lurking in your news feeds- breaking news reporting a celebrity’s death, photos of natural disasters striking major cities, video footage of riots and outrage over an accidental shooting- all seemingly legitimate news stories. However, this “news” may not be what it seems.

Posted in online safety tips , online security 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

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

Social Media Safety: The Ultimate Guide

Mon Sep 05, 2016 by Norton-Team

With 1.5 billion users on Facebook, 1000 million on WhatsApp, 400 million on Instagram and 320 million on Twitter…and growing, it’s fair to say that social networking has been globally embraced. As social media becomes chocked with our daily lives and personal information, it’s important to think about social safety for you and those you care for.

Posted in how to guides , online safety tips and social media

Social media - The complete survival guide to staying safe

Mon Aug 29, 2016 by Norton-Team

Social media can be a wonderful place to stay connected with family, friends and to view the world going by. But, did you know every year millions of people fall victim to social media scams? 

Posted in online safety , online security tips 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

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

Hijacked Instagram accounts flooded with pornography

Thu Aug 11, 2016 by Norton-Team

Hijacked Instagram Accounts

Instagram accounts are being hacked and used to lure other users to adult “dating” websites, while earning money for the scammers. Read how to protect yourself.

Posted in online safety tips , online security , online threats and social media

5 Apps for the Perfect Picnic

Fri Jun 03, 2016 by brian cody

An inkling of sunshine on any given afternoon and the UK population takes to the streets, doesn’t really matter whether it’s cold or not, anything more than an hour of sustained sun and the barbecues are blazing like the beacons of Gondor. Here’s five apps that should help in your struggle to organise that most fabled of events… a successful picnic.

Posted in gaming and entertainment , mobile insights and social media

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

Is Facebook Turning Us Into a Nation Addicted to the Past?

Mon Oct 12, 2015 by Norton_Team

Following the release of her album, 1989, singer Taylor Swift trademarked the phrase "Party like it's 1989" for exclusive use on her tour merchandise. For Taylor, 1989 probably called to mind neon lighting and a thrilling, rebellious cultural landscape.

1989 was a decade of perms and turquoise eye shadow, all captured on faded Polaroids. 1999 wasn’t much better with its baggy trousers and strappy crop-tops, photos tucked away on floppy drives and slow computers. Flash-forward again and we reached 2009 and the cult of Facebook.

Though fashions changed, one thing stayed the same: we’re still obsessed with sharing and remembering our lives. We’ve just moved it all online.

Posted in digital trends and social media

How to Create a Great Digital Profile

Wed Aug 26, 2015 by Norton_Team

I’ve got a bit of a reputation. Whether you know it or not, you probably have too.

I’m talking, of course, about our online reputation – the image we create of ourselves on the internet. Everything we post – blogs, tweets, photos and videos, likes, links, comments and shares – contributes to our online reputation. So, too, does whatever other people post about us. And anyone who discovers this information will form judgements about you and me, based on what they see – and may even use it against us.

Posted in digital trends , how to guides and social media

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