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: and

Thanks to the new augmented reality game Pokémon Go, app fans across the globe are enjoying countless hours of fun hunting, capturing, and racking up their Pokémon creature collection. For families, the app can be a blast — as long as everyone slows down and plays smart. In fact, the app is being credited with […]

Hmmm, it’s mid-July. That means you are likely in a comfy state of denial about a few things 1) that your kids’ online time has doubled and 2) you’ve let a few things slide as far as family tech rules, yes? You aren’t alone. Summer days can get long right about now and the activity barrel can start […]

Our digital behavior defines us, and — if we happen to get it wrong — it can also devastate us. The revisions to digital etiquette change as fast as technology itself reminding us that with the great power of one-click publishing, comes great responsibility. Before you dismiss digital etiquette as common sense or contend “that […]

Everyone talks about it but, c’mon, who really completely unplugs from tech completely on vacation? According to a recent study released by Intel Security, while most people still fear going off the digital grid, those who do are reaping big rewards. According to the study of nearly 14,000 men and women worldwide ages 21-54, more […]

As details continue to emerge about the Orlando nightclub massacre, officials believe one fact to be chillingly clear: The ISIS-avowed gunman became radicalized through extremist communities online. The thought of your child falling for terrorist propaganda on Facebook or Twitter is crazy, right? True, statistically speaking, the likelihood isn’t high. However, the statistics flip when it comes to […]