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

Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year.  I love the Christmas Concerts, the carols and the ridiculous number of social gatherings.  However whilst most of us are enjoying a good dose of Christmas cheer, there is unfortunately a group of ‘cyber scammers’ plotting to take advantage of many people during the festive season. McAfee […]

I know what you are thinking. ‘Why do we need to worry about cybersafety? It’s Halloween and it’s happening in our street NOT online!’ But as the lines between our offline and online worlds blur and merge, we need to be constantly thinking about how we can ensure we keep our families safe. So, here […]

Over the next few weeks Year 12 students around Australia will be sitting their final exams.  Whether it is the HSC in NSW, the VCE in VIC or the OP levels in QLD, these exams are the final chapter in the schooling careers of our nation’s 17 and 18 year olds. Whilst most of these […]

If you have a musical teen who loves posting their latest creation to YouTube then you need to listen up. I have put together a list of Aussie singers who are now considered international successes who were discovered after uploading to the site – usually from the comfort of their bedrooms!  So, take note – […]

All parents have shocking days – days when it all seems so hard.  It could be anything from toddler tantrums to food issues, behaviour challenges to very trying teen matters.  And it’s days like these when you often need to outsource the issue and ‘get another opinion’. When I have my parenting ‘shockers’, I make […]