Privacy & Security as a Parent

Your child likely doesn't understand what cyber-security is or how it affects them. Imagine a hacker sending a link and relying on childhood curiosity to ensure it gets opened and their malware downloaded?
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Privacy & Security as a Parent – Helping Kids & Teens

If you’re like me, you struggle with how to keep your child(ren) safe online.  We see what can go wrong from our practices, from the media, and even through our own errors while using technology.

So how do we even begin to know how to keep our young ones safe when they’re at a stage where they lack insight as to the future effects of their digital imprint, or the imminent threats that lurk based on their shared photo’s, Instagram posts, and GPS tracking apps?

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada states on their website:

“It can be tough raising kids in a digital environment. Many of them use the Internet effortlessly, and easily adapt to new devices that connect to it. For many of us, these tools have become a routine part of our children’s lives, as they use them to chat, surf, post, play and learn. The Internet has become one of the most powerful tools they have to connect with friends and make new ones.

Many kids, however, don’t fully understand the impact that some online activities may have on their privacy.”

Here are 12 tips to help you limit the risks to your children’s personal information, while allowing them to make the most of their time online.

Additionally, here’s a slang guide to help you decode text abbreviations commonly used by the younger generation.

Stay safe out there.

About the Author:

Anne Genge is the CEO and Co-Founder of Alexio Corporation. She and her certified team of privacy and security professionals help Dentists, Physicians, and other Healthcare providers to secure their data, systems, and comply with Privacy Laws and College mandates.

Healthcare Compliance Network is a division of Alexio Corporation, located in Markham Ontario, Canada. Alexio Corporation develops and delivers affordable automated data security solutions for Healthcare Practices Canada-wide. More information is available at www.getalexio.com

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