Author: Toni Birdsong

Toni Birdsong Family Safety Evangelist to McAfee Toni Birdsong is an author, speaker, and cyber savvy mom of two teenagers (much to their dismay). As a family safety evangelist to McAfee, she focuses on online safety and often speaks to educators, parents, and teens about dodging the dangers online. She is the co-owner of Birdsong Creative, a Nashville-based web design company, where she specializes in social media and brand strategy. Her writing background includes a journalism career in Los Angeles where she specialized in technology, business and politics. Toni also spent nearly a decade as a Sr. Communication Specialist for The Walt Disney Company writing extensively about the people and the technology behind the magic. She is an Apple products fanatic, mobile app addict, and when she’s not blogging or reading Mashable, you will find her unapologetically stalking her kids online. Twitter: @SafeEyes, @ToniBirdsong Learn more: www.mcafee.com/family and www.safeeyes.com

While kids today are the beneficiaries of amazing technology, there are casualties to growing up digital we can’t deny. We know the hit that education, relationships, and even a child’s very health can take when we don’t help kids balance their tech. But what about the more subtle losses our kids are incurring that are […]

Sorry, this post will not push the health benefits of a kale-flax smoothie (although they do rock). But, if your aspiring college student follows this 7-Day Digital Cleanse for a full week, he is bound to become more digitally fit. (Disclaimer: the side effects of the 7-Day Digital Cleanse could be life changing and dream […]

The willingness to date a stranger is nothing new. Remember the personal section of newspapers? How about the TV show Love Connection or that well-meaning friend that set you up with the “perfect” guy? Along with the Internet came online dating sites such as eHarmony that quickly mainstreamed digital dating. More recently, during the 2014 […]

So I’ve been trying to put myself in the shoes of people who can’t seem to get enough of using anonymous apps. I want to understand the strange attraction so if there’s actually a redeeming side to this discussion, I want to be objective and highlight that for our readers. I guess I’m a goober […]

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and the birds are chirping. It’s a beautiful time of year . . . for the most part. But let’s be real, spring can also strike fear in the hearts of parents who realize that in just a few short weeks, the kids will be home. All. Day. […]