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

Sometimes as parents we need a little pat on the back and confirmation we’re doing something right. Well, the Intel Security Teens, Tweens & Technology 2015 research does just that. Now in its third year, the Teens, Tweens & Technology research provides a gauge on the behaviour and opinions of young Australians and their online […]

I don’t think there would be many amongst us that haven’t had a consultation or two with Dr. Google. The most traumatic ones are usually late at night when Mr. Anxiety is paying a visit. Before you know it, you’ve become entrenched on medical forums and your heart is pounding as your brain is processing […]

World Password Day 2015 I know many of us feel overwhelmed by the huge volume of tips on how to keep ourselves safe online. Keeping up to date with current threats, new trends and safe practices can often feel like a full-time commitment.  But if I had to pick the most important online safety strategy […]

Many believe that life is a series of trade-offs. That you actually can’t have it all. You can’t have all the advantages of having children (remind me again!?) and loads of time for yourself. You can’t have a fabulous social weekend and get lots of rest. Well when it comes to online privacy, it appears […]

We recently had a credit card fraud situation in our house. Not only was it very concerning but very time consuming. It literally took hours: cancelling payments and then re-establishing them again with the gym, the schools and array of transport cards. And the worst thing – having to wait until the new cards arrived […]