Parents and Family
Let’s face it, parental control software can be a hassle sometimes. Blocking legitimate sites as well as letting explicit sites through without even a hint of trying to block it. Kids these days are smart. It doesn’t take much to bypass content filters. It can be as easy as doing Google searches until a site is found that is not blocked by the filter, to using using proxy servers to hide the actual website they are visiting.
Parents cannot sit back and expect software to handle their parental responsibilities. The term “parental controls” is quite deceiving seeing how it makes no More >
A scammer, posing as a grandson, gets a grandmother to willingly give up thousands of dollars in one of the new scams that is becoming more popular amongst scam artists.
Here’s what happened: Earlier this week a supposed Grandson called his Grandmother, out of the blue, to ask for money because he got arrested at the Winter Olympics in Canada and needs $3000 for bail. Grandma feels bad, and because it is time sensitive, sends the money right away only to find out that her real Grandson never called at all.
This begs the question, “How did the scammer find out the More >
Why do we feel invincible while online? Is it because we have a sense of anonymity or we feel safe because we are online in the comfort of our homes? Whatever the reasons may be, we cannot be lulled into a feeling of security. Kids, especially teenagers, think that whatever they do online will never come back to bite them. From giving out too much information to strangers to posting pictures of themselves that they think nobody else will see, they are increasingly putting themselves in danger. So how do we prevent this from happening?
First off, I would like to More >