Protecting our kids from big data 2

Providing for your children’s safety online has always been a hot topic, but recently even the likes of McDonald’s have come under fire for their lack of privacy online with children. In today’s New York Times, author Natasha Singer writes about children’s advocacy groups filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission yesterday about the lack ...

Mastering the password 2

I remember when I first started with email, corporate email before we had accounts to email each other across the Internet. Yes, this dates me. I was working as a temp at Sprint performing a variety of activities, including logging in and printing the email of the director I was supporting. This was the beginning ...

Blocking objectionable content in YouTube 28

Recently my friend’s six year-old son discovered YouTube and she also quickly discovered the potential for her child to come upon some content that was inappropriate. I responded telling her about YouTube’s Safety Mode. It a quick way to block out mature content within YouTube without much effort. I’ve listed the directions with screen shots ...

The story behind Digital Security Mom 2

I’m the mom your older kid loves to hate and probably doesn’t want you to know what I know. I’ve been making my child’s online experience safe while still giving him some freedom. Monitoring his online presence for years, I’ve made sure he doesn’t go to the explicit Web sites, monitor his email and restrict ...