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

Let’s start by refreshing all that we discovered in my previous blog, where I was telling Reena about harmful malware and the necessity to install a comprehensive security solution. A computer virus is a code that is designed to enter a computer and affect its functioning. It’s a program that can replicates itself, causing the […]

“My security software tells me that the antivirus solution is about to expire. My son says we need not renew it if we are careful about our online activities. Or he can download a free antivirus. What do you think?” That’s Reena for you (if you are still not acquainted with her), she is the […]

At a recent ladies’ get-together, discussion about the murky world of online grooming, cyber stalking, and identity thieves found its way to our lunch table. Everyone had a story to relate about Facebook friends turning kidnappers, handsome teens in chatrooms turning out to be adult men, children revealing personal details while playing online games and […]

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, […]