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How to spot scams

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 by

So far this year, over $190 million has been lost to scams and hoaxes. The most common method of attack is a practice called Phishing.

Not to be confused with the leisurely pastime of catching fish, “phishing” works by luring people to give out their important personal information, such as account passwords or payment details, to use in fraud and theft.

The typically done by pretending to be a trusted, well-known company in an attempt to trick you into supplying personal information, visiting fraudulent websites or installing malicious software on your devices.

We’ve put together some handy advice to help you stay protected.

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Staying safe online and dealing with bullies

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 by

The internet is huge! There is so much to explore and see out there in the World Wide Web but it can also be scary. During the holidays, it’s natural for our internet usage to increase; playing games, watching videos, talking to friends and scrolling through social media. However, when you don’t know who or what lurks behind the scenes, it’s more important than ever to remain safe online.

The internet is a part of our everyday routine and with the increase in devices, there’s a greater risk of compromising your data. Despite the rise in digital usage, our basic rules have not changed and it’s important to stay on top of what’s happening online to keep safe while surfing the web. Here are some tips to keep the kids (and yourself) safe while they’re online and keep the cyber bullies at bay.

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Are you internet awesome?

Friday, September 13th, 2019 by

Digital safety can be a tricky subject to tackle, especially with kids. We all know how important it is to stay safe online, but when it comes to making a game plan for how to introduce basic digital safety to our kids, many of us may be left scratching our heads on where to start! After all, the subject is a little more complicated than the good old-fashioned “look left-right-left” when crossing the road.

Fortunately, you don’t have to be a digital whiz to help young ones learn how to stay safe on the web. Google’s Be Internet Awesome program gives you access to a range of resources that will help teach the kids how to use the internet safely. If you’ve got young ones who are ready to start exploring the internet, this program is the perfect way to get started!

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