Family Safety

Digital Wellness

How 2020 Has Shaped The Way We Live Our Lives I’ve had such a busy morning! I’ve hunted down my favourite foundation, bought a puzzle mat, stocked up on special dog food for our naughty new puppy, ordered the groceries, made a few appointments and chatted with several friends. And guess what? I haven’t left […]

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Digital and mental health

Balancing Digital: Helping Your Family Manage Ongoing Stress Editor’s Note: This is part I in a series on helping families protect their mental and digital health in times of chronic stress. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice or treatment. The data continues to confirm that living with the stress […]

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Digital You

10 Easy Ways to Build Up Your Family’s Online Security The events of 2020 didn’t just set significant lifestyle changes in motion. According to a recent study, it also influenced our mindset about our online security. McAfee’s 2021 Consumer Security Mindset Report highlights our collective shift to a Digital-First mindset and the increased risks that come with […]

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New Years 2021

No doubt, we have a lot to be hopeful for as we step into the New Year. We’ve adapted, survived, and learned to thrive under extraordinary circumstances. While faced with plenty of challenges, families successfully transitioned to working and learning from home like pros. So, as we set our intentions for 2021, we will need […]

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Holiday Video Chat

Zooming with the Grandkids, Nieces, and Nephews: Five Free and Easy Video Chat Apps for the Holidays All the kids are doing it, and so can you. If you haven’t hopped onto a video chat with the family yet, the holidays are a great time to give it a whirl. While there are plenty of […]

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Digital holiday dinner

5 Fun Ways to Keep Family Connections Strong (and Secure) This Holiday The reality is beginning to hit: The holiday season will look and feel different this year. Traditional family gatherings, complete with mile-long dinner tables and flag football games, are now considered COVID “super spreader” events, putting a dent in plans for large gatherings. […]

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Among Us – one of the Most Popular Online Game of 2020 (pictured credit: axel 795, Pixabay) If you have teens and you haven’t yet heard of ‘Among Us’ then I guarantee it won’t be long. Among Us is an online deception and strategy game that is having a real moment worldwide. Over the last […]

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children learning about misinformation

Helping Your Family Combat Digital Misinformation If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that our ability to think critically about the information we encounter online is now a fundamental life skill we need to learn, practice, and pass on to our offspring. But the actual task of teaching kids how to discern real and fabricated […]

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Halloween Scams

Cruel Ghouls: New Digital Scams Target Every Age Group There are few situations more personal than a distressed family member calling to ask for financial help. But personal is precisely the angle bad actors are taking these days in scams that target both the young and old. Grandparents Fall for ‘Help!’ Scams Called “The Grandparent […]

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protecting kids online

These days, spending time with friends face-to-face still isn’t always an option for teens. So, finding a fun, new app can be a little like discovering your own private beach where you can chill out, connect with friends, and be thoroughly entertained. Keeping them safe on that digital beach? That’s where parents can make a difference. […]

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Most Dangerous Celebrity

How Searching For Your Favourite Celebrity May Not End Well 2020 has certainly been the year for online entertainment. With many Aussies staying home to stay well, the internet and all its offerings have provided the perfect way for us all to pass time. From free movies and TV shows to the latest celebrity news, […]

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senior looking at smartphone

8 Ways to Help Senior Adults Stay Safe Online These Days Technology has come in handy for most of us during these days of pandemic distancing. But for the -at-risk, homebound senior population, technology has been a lifeline connecting them to family members, online services, and healthcare. Still, this unprecedented shift to virtual life has […]

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texting slang

It’s hard to believe, right, parents? In just a blink or two, you went from being the teenager dropping cool phrases like “rad” and “gnarly” to monitoring a teenager texting words like “lowkey,” “IRL” and “CD9” into her smartphone non-stop.* For generations, teens have been crafting terms to differentiate themselves from other age groups. The difference today is that […]

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