Preparing Your Child to Function in a Digital World

Posted Posted in Fraud/Scams, Helpful Tips, Internet Safety, Phishing

With the ever-present interweaving of technology and ease of access to the Internet, parents can find it difficult to shield their children from the darker side of the online world.  Children need to be given guidance and training on proper online activity that will instill valuable habits. This should correspond to their development level and […]

Password Security

Posted Posted in Helpful Tips, Internet Safety

Writing down your email password “Unbreakable-in-year04” on paper and taping it to the underside of your keyboard is not a good password security strategy. Because the password is not visible to everyone does not mean it is secure. Anyone that has access to your area will in theory have access to your password on the […]

Safe Cyber Shopping

Posted Posted in Fraud/Scams, Helpful Tips, Internet Safety

As more people log onto the Internet and make holiday purchases no one is thinking they will become a victim of cybercrime. This can be derived from the 2018 Deloitte holiday survey where consumers indicated their average holiday spend will increase from $1,226 to $1,536. Seeking to maximize their purchasing powers, shoppers are turning to […]

Illustration with word cloud on cyberbullying.

Help to Stop Cyberbullying

Posted Posted in Internet Safety

    What is cyberbullying? Cyberbullying: Bullying that takes place over any electronic device we use. Its intent is to threaten, humiliate, harass or abuse another person.  Cyberbullying can take place in any  area of our online experience including text messages, games, apps, and social media.  Cyberbullying  focuses on sending or “posting” harmful or negative content in an effort […]