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Modem safety tips

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 by

Is your home network secure? With the wealth of personal information stored on our computers and other connected devices, it’s important to find out! When it comes to checking the security of your home network, your modem or WiFi router should be your first point of focus. After all, it handles all the data going in and out of your broadband connection, so it’s vital that its settings are in ship-shape.

To help protect your network, we’ve put together a list of the settings you should check whenever you get a new modem or WiFi router up and running.

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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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