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  • Blog Post: Online safety for kids with new digital devices

    We know that lots of kids will be getting new phones, tablets, laptops, gaming systems, and other digital devices this holiday season. If you’re a parent, guardian, or educator, here are some tips for helping kids stay safe. Agree on the rules. Come up with guidelines that work for your...
  • Blog Post: Online safety tips for travelers

    If you’re travelling this holiday season and you plan to be online, here are a few ways to protect yourself and your family: Before you go, make sure all your software (and especially your antivirus software) is up to date. Learn how to get security updates automatically . Be careful with...
  • Blog Post: Mobile safety tips for back to school

    Are you sending your child back to school with a mobile phone, laptop, or tablet PC? Director of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Communications, Jacqueline Beauchere, offers these tips: Set clear use limits for kids on their mobile phones. Lock kids' phones with a personal identification...
  • Blog Post: 4 tips to help secure your phone

    We’ve heard a lot of news lately about how smartphones are the new frontier for hackers, virus writers, and cybercriminals. We talked to the folks on the Windows Phone 7 team and they haven’t heard any complaints about mobile viruses yet, but we thought it wouldn’t hurt to give you...
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