A Parent’s Guide To Gaming

Parents gaming_blogWhile you may not be interested in online gaming yourself, the simple fact of the matter is that your children are. Mobile games and online gaming have become one of the most loved activities of 9-16 year olds. In fact, gaming is even more popular than spending time on Facebook! This makes sense when you consider that online and mobile games run the gamut from sports, to missions, to interactive/group games, and often not only serve as a form of entertainment, but also help children to explore a range of interests while learning about teamwork.

The European View On Safety And Respect On The Internet

European internet_blogEurope is taking control of the internet. The Council of Europe is promoting an internet that is safe, and all-inclusive. As we all know, the internet offers many opportunities and has changed all of our lives for the better, but as we all also know, it is not without its risks. The goal of the new Council of Europe is to use the internet to promote democracy and cultural diversity, all while combating cybercrime.

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Mobile Malware Triggers

Mobile malware triggers_blogMalware can sit dormant on your smartphone for some time before it is activated and before you become aware of it. Researchers have found that the triggers may be as simple as music and light. Just by pulling out your phone and interacting with it in a cinema could trigger the malware into activation mode, via built-in sensors such as the microphone, camera, vibration sensor or magnetic field monitors. In other words, it’s not just your emails and internet access that makes your mobile susceptible to malware attacks.

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THE Parent’s Guide To Facebook

Facebook_parents_guide_blogIf you’ve got children, they want to be on Facebook. And for most of those children, online social networking is a reflection of their offline lives; however, for some, just as in their offline lives they sometimes can struggle to resolve their problems or conflicts. This struggle can manifest itself in negative ways online, amplifying and perpetuating the issues; and this is when harassment, cyberbullying and exposure to inappropriate content can happen.

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