Oct 13, 2015

What Teens (and You!) Shouldn’t Post on Social Media

By | October 13th, 2015|Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

In our technology driven world, privacy is getting harder and harder to achieve every day. Once something is posted on the internet, it can never be rescinded, even if it is deleted. Most teenagers (and many adults!) don’t understand the severity of this and the potential damage it could cause. [...]

Jul 07, 2015

Teens and Security: ID Theft

By | July 7th, 2015|Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101|

In Olivia McNamara’s freshman year at Vanderbilt University, she applied for her first credit card. She learned that her identity had apparently been stolen, and she was in debt $1.5 million. The crime dated back to when she was 9. Her SSN was stolen and used to set up 42 [...]

Jun 23, 2015

Teens and Security: Physical Security Basics

By | June 23rd, 2015|Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101|

When most people hear the term “information security” or “cyber security”, they usually think of computers, the internet, unprotected Wifi. But infosec and security awareness are about so much more than that. Teens today are super clued into social media. They’ve grown up with user IDs and passwords. And most [...]

Aug 26, 2014

Kids & Security: Parent Q&A

By | August 26th, 2014|Kids and Security|

Last week, we talked to a parent about the technology rules she'd set for her teenager. This week, we're talking to parents who have young children in the digital age. Children's Ages: 6 & 8 Do they have regular access to the internet? Yes. Is it supervised or monitored in any [...]

Aug 19, 2014

Teens & Security: Parent Q&A

By | August 19th, 2014|Kids and Security|

What ages are your children? 15 and 3 Do they have regular access to the internet? Yes, the 15 year old does. Is it supervised or monitored in any way? Yes. What are your family online/technology rules? The laptop must stay in a common area and is not allowed into [...]

Jul 15, 2014

Toddlers & Technology: Rated E for Everyone?

By | July 15th, 2014|Kids and Security|

You’ve either seen or experienced it–a toddler, a kindergarten, a kid who just learned how to tie his shoes freaking out because he can’t get to his iPad. We joke about it, laugh about how children work this complicated technology better than their adult counterparts. But should they be able [...]

Jul 01, 2014

Teens & Security: What Apps Are They REALLY Using?

By | July 1st, 2014|Kids and Security|

You won’t find many teens on Facebook these days. It’s overrun with their moms, dad, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandmothers, grandfathers, and godparents–that’s a teens worst nightmare! Especially on social media. Teenagers haven’t gone offline, though. Far from it! They’re just going places that the dreaded adults don't have accounts. After [...]

Jun 10, 2014

Teens & Security: Are You Raising a Cyberbully?

By | June 10th, 2014|Kids and Security|

One of our employees logged onto Instragram the other day and found some very inappropriate, cyberbullying comments on the photos of a user who is in her twenties. She figured it was just another troll, a disgruntled peer set on attacking on anyone who was different than them. She was [...]

May 01, 2014

What’s On Your Child’s Phone?

By | May 1st, 2014|Kids and Security|

When you think “online safety” for your child, think beyond the laptop and focus on that smartphone or tablet you gave them for Christmas. Remember, just because your child has entered middle school or has become a full-blown teenager, doesn’t mean they’re responsible enough to always make wise choices when [...]

Mar 11, 2014

Keeping Your Child Safe Online (Part Two)

By | March 11th, 2014|Kids and Security, Tips and Tricks|

Are you keeping your child safe online? Last week, we talked about the importance of teaching your child how to be smart and safe online. But are you doing everything you can on your end to keep your child’s identity safe and secure? Let’s start out with the photos you’re [...]

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