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  • Blog Post: Is your child graduating to a new digital device?

    Its graduation time, and smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, and laptops are tops on many kids’ wish lists. Whether your child is graduating from preschool or college, it’s never too late to talk with them about online safety before you hand over the new device. Set clear rules for...
  • Blog Post: Top 5 online safety tips for summer

    To help stay safe on your travels this summer, we recommend these Internet safety and privacy tips. Make sure your laptop or tablet has up-to-date antivirus and antispyware software installed. Windows 8 includes antivirus protection that’s turned on by default. If your computer isn’t...
  • Blog Post: Mobile phone manners and safety habits

    Last month we asked you to tell us your mobile phone pet peeves. The results are in, and 44 percent of you listed “constant phone checking” as one of the most annoying behavior among your smartphone-wielding friends. See the rest of the results Bad manners on your smartphone isn’t...
  • Blog Post: We know where you are: Geolocation security tips

    You can use your smartphone and location services (also known as “geolocation”) to post information about where you are at any given time. But before you use geolocation, you might want to consider these safety tips: Share your location only with people you trust. For example, in a...
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