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

A Parent’s Handy Primer on Cyber Vocabulary – Part II Welcome back to our primer! As you may recall, our previous blog focused on cyber vocabulary for the benefit of Internet users. For many of you, these terms may already ring a bell, but we are explaining it to clarify any doubts that may cross […]

Part I The Internet age has not only brought us new devices and opportunities; it has also led to the coining and usage of new words. Cyber vocabulary is huge and growing daily. This makes it important for us to expand our knowledge about the commonly used terms. That said, I will focus here on […]

Identifying and Addressing a Social Media Addiction among Children How does your teen react when you refuse to give in to their list of demands and instead commence a ‘pep talk’? Do they stomp off into their room, slam the door, turn up the volume with loud music and sulk in the background? Or do […]

 “Hello! Hello! Hello! Is that you Beta? Speak up dear… I can’t hear very well.”(That’s my Aunt Lata on the phone, loud enough for the whole neighbourhood to hear.) “Yes, yes, Aunty. I can hear you very well. How are you?” “I am a bit worried dear. Your Uncle received this mail saying his e-mail […]

Mother’s Day Role Reversal for Young Techies Remember those times when you frowned and squinted, tongue held between your teeth, as your mom guided your little hand over the cursive letters? Remember how she patiently spent hours teaching you the alphabets and numbers? This Mother’s Day, acknowledge her extraordinary contribution in creating a literate you […]