Category: Device security

Protecting Children’s Privacy – A Guide for Parents, Carers and Educators

ComparitechprivacyProtecting Children’s Privacy – A Guide for Parents, Carers and Educators – a post by Paul Bischoff on the Comparitech site which sets out the concerns expressed by many parents and carers about the safety of their children online, and provides guidance, tips and advice about what parents can carers can do, including the nature of conversations with their children and practical steps which children and their parents and carers can take to adjust privacy settings in commonly used social media tools such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. It also describes the steps to take on settings in mobile devices, as well as Internet browsers, and more, all designed to help children and their parents and carers be more in control of the information they share.

Protect your new device for viruses and spam for free

SophosFreeSo if you’ve got a new device, whether a smartphone, mobile device, tablet or desktop PC. It’s always a good idea to ensure you have protection on your device to help guard against viruses or malware. There are many options, and they can often be built into devices and just need enabled and for you to understand that they are there and need switched on and updates always applied.

If you are looking for a free option to consider as an alternative to a device’s in-built protections you may wish to look at the free tools from Sophos, whether Sophos Home, or mobile device protection or malware/virus removal tools. Follow the link below for more details.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/12/25/hows-this-for-a-gift-try-our-new-free-sophos-home-on-your-pcs-and-macs-this-Christmas/

Whatever tool you do choose it’s always important to ensure it is enabled and configured to give maximum security and to always keep it updated.