Let’s face it, parents. Our kids aren’t listening. They have a million things on their minds, and we don’t make the list. No, they’re not bad kids, but . . . just sayin’. What happened last time you asked her to clean her room?
Take that reality and throw it up against the wall. Not just any wall, your home’s internet firewall. Fact: they’re addicted to every thing with a smart screen. Fact: one chat session can derail homework and mental health in a second. More? They can’t quit this. Not on their own. Continue reading
Hey, look! We're getting smarter. We now know that:
Texting isn't private
Facebook isn't private
Chatrooms aren't private
Email isn't private
Done, we're ditching all of that racket. We need a new hangout. But we're not ditching our devices, right? Continue reading Continue reading
A picture is worth a thousand words, but what do your snaps really say? It may be something you didn’t intend. For example, did you know that your phone might be telling the whole world exactly where you are and when? Continue reading Continue reading
Ever have that ridiculous bad dream? You know, the one where you were supposed to give a speech in your high school lunchroom, and you suddenly looked down, and there you were standing in your underwear? Well, that dream is a reality now for some coders and web server administrators across the globe.
It's hard to explain just how much this upsets me. Continue reading Continue reading
Author, engineer, and mother, with advanced degrees in both digital security and psychology, Ginger Commander has participated in decades of digital security evolution. Commended for her defense work by Army brass, and currently integrating leading-edge financial systems, Ginger is a key contributor to Rick Mann's cyber-safety campaign, "Think Before You Click." Continue reading Continue reading
Do you really want to publicly broadcast your whereabouts, or even worse, your family's whereabouts? Do you really want vids of naked people online, some of them underage kids? (Hint: Child Pornography laws apply here and to you. Are you listening now?) Do you really want your future college recruiter, or worse, future employer, to see the crush site you published to bully someone in high school? Do you really, truly think that no one will ever notice when you do something dumb in public? Continue reading Continue reading
Let’s get real: No set of code and wires can fully protect you from yourself. As with all social interactions, your own safety is up to you. Want to take control of your digital life? Read on. Continue reading Continue reading