Author: Cybermum Australia

Cybermum Australia Alex Merton-McCann McAfee’s Cybermum in Australia, Alex, is a mother of four boys aged 9 to 16, who juggles family, work, home life, sporting commitments, hobbies and her children’s ever growing social lives (on and offline). Like many Australian parents, Alex has concerns about the safety of her children, who are growing up in an increasingly online world. Alex’s blogs will be about internet safety issues and sharing her own experiences, insights and lessons to help keep kids and families safe online. To learn more about Alex and McAfee’s Family Internet Safety Centre, go to www.mcafee.com/cybermum, follow Alex on Twitter @Cybermum_AU or email Alex at cybermum@mcafee.com

As a mother of four, the details of my children’s early years and developmental achievements are sometimes a blur. But the one thing that I will never forget is the ‘milestone’ conversations (aka the how advanced is your child conversation) that always took up far too much time and emotional energy. “Has he smiled yet?” […]

It is probably fair to say that I have an addiction for perusing online homewares and interior decorating blogs, stores and sites. There are many days when I will even give myself a time allowance – otherwise my children would starve! Once I have finished all of my essential domestic online activities (like Coles Online, […]

What can you do to protect yourself? The recent celebrity photo hacking scandal that saw more than 100 female celebrities’ private nude images stolen and published on the internet is nothing short of a disgrace. The majority of the images belonged to Jennifer Lawrence but other victims included Krysten Ritter, Kate Upton, Rihanna, Kirsten Dunst […]

I spend a lot of time online – usually under the guise of domestic management! Like anybody, one search leads to another and hey presto! – where has the time gone? So, in the spirit of caring and sharing, I thought I’d detail where I spend my time online. In this post, I will share […]

The results of McAfee’s latest Teens, Tweens and Technology research study released today are enough to make any parent want to wrap their child in cotton wool forever. The study has shown that 81 per cent of Australian tweens and teens have witnessed cyberbullying online over the last 12 months– a whopping 56 per cent […]