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 I get older, I am convinced that my memory is fading.  Whether it’s names, places or even passwords, my memory is just not what it used to be. In an effort to boost my neurological faculties, I decided to take tap dancing classes about 2 years ago. And while I am pleased to report […]

If you are looking for a trend that is here to stay then look no further than BYOD.  BYOD – which is short for Bring Your Own Device – has been gaining some traction in the workplace for some time now.  However in the last few years, Australian schools have also embraced the BYOD trend […]

My New Year’s Resolutions are usually very predictable: lose weight, some (ideally regular) exercise and a total commitment to quit Diet Coke forever.  But what about digital resolutions?  Isn’t it time these had a place on our resolution list? As Cybermum, I am somewhat well-versed in what I should be doing to keep myself organised […]

The long summer holidays are almost here in Australia. Yippee! For some parents, the idea of spending six weeks with their children is a truly joyous thought, for others – not so much. Getting through a six week vacation relatively unscathed might seem very ambitious.  Arguments around going places, spending money and screen time can […]

I have vowed to make Christmas 2014 stress free.  I have vowed to bring joy back into Christmas and prolong my life!  So I have devised a Christmas Survival Plan using all the best features of the online world. In Part One, I detailed the best digital hacks for making your lists, buying presents online […]