Author: Anindita Mishra

Anindita Mishra Cybermum, McAfee India Like any other parent, Anindita wants to make sure that her children are safe wherever they go, in the real or virtual world. That's why McAfee's initiatives to help protect and educate children and families about cyberspace struck an instant chord with her. The Pune-based freelance writer, teacher and mother of two has always been a vocal advocate for issues tied to children's welfare and development. Now, as McAfee India's Cybermum, she will now use the company platform to blog about the dangers children face online as well as her ideas for steering clear of them. As part of the campaign to educate parents, teachers and children on this topic, Anindita will also conduct information sessions in schools and further share her insights on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about Internet safety for your family, go to www.mcafee.com/family. You may also contact her via: Email id: cybermum.india@gmail.com --- Twitter handle: @McAfee_cybermum --- Facebook page: McAfee Cybermum India

Remember Reena, from my previous blog, who was so concerned about monitoring her son Veer online without antagonizing him? She just loved the idea of setting up parental controls that allowed her to mentor Veer and then gradually giving him more freedom online, as he started showing a sense of maturity and responsibility. Reena turned […]

Reena (name changed for privacy reasons) is a dear friend and an amazing person. It’s always a pleasure when she drops in for a visit, for she has a veritable treasure trove of anecdotes and unbelievable facts to share. Time flies when she talks. God only knows where she collects them from, and most importantly, […]

Almost a decade and half ago, a fresh young face in my 8th standard class shyly stood up and asked, “Miss, what’s Valentine’s Day”? Cut to present times. The youth are well aware of, and start preparing days ahead for, Valentine’s Day. Handwritten love poems have given way to mass-produced cards. And it doesn’t stop […]

Parents often ask me when they should start taking precautions to keep kids safe online. My answer is: you start right when your little one’s eyes light up more upon spying your phone and laptop than his toys. Before he takes his first step into the cyber world, it’s always better to make the environment […]

Hello readers! I believe that a new year is another opportunity given to us to rectify errors, start afresh, explore new territories and do something we have always meant to do but never had the time or heart to do. It makes for new experiences, and make life more interesting, don’t you think? As I […]