New Year’s Resolution: Protect Your Family’s Digital Footprint

Children Using Devices

*Originally posted January 14, 2019. Updated January 12, 2020.*

Fostering a Familial Digital Resilience

Our constant internet usage empowers cybercriminals to formulate countless methods for hijacking our personal information and then use it to commit identity theft and fraud. And, although different generations within a household may have different priorities online, all generations within the family are vulnerable.

The start of a New Year is a great time to emphasize the importance of safe online behavior for all those you care for and care about. Let’s review some safe practices that provide increased protection for keeping personal information secure. Continue reading

Growing up Cyber: Generation Z and Online Privacy

Generation Z

Teaching your teens about technology probably sounds like the making of a bad joke. As a parent of Generation Z, I know firsthand that my kids will out tweet, out snap and out share me any day of the week. After all, it’s practically hard-coded in their DNA. 

Generation Z, born between 1995 and 2010, has never known a world without the Internet. Researchers have crowned them the most diverse, engaged and tech-savvy generation thus far. And while most can give you a crash course in adjusting your Facebook privacy settings, it’s important not to take their cyber know-how for granted — after all, they are still young.

So let’s examine where Generation Z excels in privacy and offer advice on where these future leaders might need a friendly nudge in the right direction. Continue reading