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

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 […]

Ever thought about a detox for Easter? Now don’t be alarmed, I am not referring to chocolate – I am thinking technology. With most Aussie school kids on holidays over the Easter break, Easter is a perfect time to take some genuine time out from our technology-based lives. No need to worry about homework, the […]

One of my favourite purchases of all time would have to be my laminator. Somehow everything feels official when it is covered in plastic! Over the years, I have whipped up certificates and vouchers for my kids – which went down a treat when they were little but not so much now that they are […]

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 […]