Author: Toni Birdsong

Toni Birdsong Toni Birdsong is a Family Safety Evangelist for Intel Security. She is an author, speaker, and cyber savvy mom of two teenagers (much to their dismay). As a family safety evangelist for Intel Security, she focuses on online safety and often speaks to educators, parents, and teens about dodging the dangers online. She is the co-owner of Birdsong Creative, a Nashville-based web design company, where she specializes in social media and brand strategy. Her writing background includes a journalism career in Los Angeles where she specialized in technology, business and politics. Toni also spent nearly a decade as a Sr. Communication Specialist for The Walt Disney Company writing extensively about the people and the technology behind the magic. She is an Apple products fanatic, mobile app addict, and when she’s not blogging or reading Mashable, you will find her unapologetically stalking her kids online. Twitter: @IntelSec_Family and @ToniBirdsong. Learn more: www.mcafee.com/family and www.safeeyes.com

There’s a chance you may skip this blog post thinking to yourself: This will never happen to my child. I have a tight reign on my kids—they know better. The chances of an inappropriate photo getting circulated, is pretty much zero. To which I would promptly administer this two-step reality check: • The #1 truth in parenting is […]

Rain drops the size of poker chips belly flopped onto my windshield. Great. People around here can’t drive in the rain. Now I’m really going to be late. The coffee drive-thru line was far too long for a Wednesday, which immediately got me wondering why so many humans drank coffee at all. I caught a […]

At this point in your adult, digital life, it’s likely you’ve experienced some kind of personal data breech—either you’ve had one of your a social profiles hijacked, a mobile device lost or stolen, or had a run in with credit card theft. If you are paying attention to the headlines, the buzz is all about Data Privacy […]

There is a lot going on in the digital world these days and we don’t want you to miss the stuff that will help you raise amazing digital kids, have great family conversations . . . and maintain your post as the most tech-savvy parent at the water cooler (or in the bleachers). So here’s your curated […]

I’m not trying to be a Debbie downer. Really, I’m not. However, sooner or later you will see, uncover—or be informed of—your child’s less-than-wise behavior online. How can I predict this with such certainty? The simple fact that your child is a newer human in possession of a mobile device, traveling with a pack of […]