Cyber bullying is on the increase. What can you do as a parent to safeguard your children when they’re online? Here are some simple tips to keep kids safe and give parents peace of mind.
Bullying is nasty. Online bullying is even nastier. The perp hides behind a cloak of anonymity while the victim weeps onto their key board and disintegrates inside. It’s not ok, it needs to be stopped and here’s some advice on how to do just that.
So school is out and the kids are home and already driving you nuts…at least they’re quiet and safe when they’re on the iPad, computer or your smartphone, right? Wrong. The online world opens up a whole suite of potential risks, such as exposure to inappropriate content, cyber bullying, and more. BullGuard has put together 5 key internet safety tips for your kids, that won’t put them at risk, and won’t put your internet security at risk either.
Just recently, it was reported that a hacker leveraged Facebook’s Graph Search to collect information from the massive database. Data like phone numbers was obtained from thousands of users, which when matched with the username could have further implications on the users’ privacy. Facebook handled it by issuing the hacker with a cease and desist. It is not clear exactly how many Facebook users’ data was obtained, nor is it clear as to whether Facebook will choose to notify those users whose data was compromised.
Most of the programs that act as hijackers come as innocent “add-ons” that promise to make your life easier or more fun, while browsing. However, this is not the only way you can become the victim of browser hijacking. You can simply visit a malicious or compromised site and get infected.