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

It was about 3 years ago when my friend Hannah* discovered someone was using her photo on a dating website – BTW Hannah is happily married!  At first, I thought her story was possibly a figment of her imagination but a few quick searches and bang! – her picture was staring right back at me […]

Being in love in the digital age is far more complicated than the ‘good ‘ole days’. The way we court and communicate has been turned on its head by the Internet.  The fact that we can be ‘researched’ online, have our movements constantly analysed along with the constant obligation to be in touch with our […]

If there was ever a reminder to make sure we are playing it safe online then it’s Safer Internet Day. Held this year on Tuesday 10th February, this internationally recognised day is a great way of ensuring we are all up to date with emerging online issues.   In 2015, Safe Internet Day’s focus will be […]

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 […]