Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan Howe really annoyed the Prime Minister, Theresa May, when she was Home Secretary. She agreed with his stance on cyber crime, but not the way he went about it. He suggested Police would be slow to investigate online security crimes where the individuals failed to take online protection seriously especially having an 'upto date' anti virus. He openly backed banks, credit card providers doing the same, not refunding customers losses. She disliked the way he went about it, she's not so so keen on the other guy in the photo below either.
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Five things we can start doing to protect our young school kids, students and ourselves online. Everyday we learn that large Tech companies including Facebook, Amazon, Google, Snapchat, Microsoft fail to defend our privacy (and appear to many, as simply not caring) and many openly sell and share our date with valued commericial partners which means anyone who buys advertising which is millions of us. Like Google, they have morphed into advertising companies.
Facebook struggle with this fact that selling acccess to their data, that they are thwarting users access to their own friends and followers, we have all been told or found out for ourselves that Facebook is not 'free to air' anymore. So the first thing to do is to 'switch on' your privacy settings in Facebook. Facebook privacy setting.
These days every laptop comes with a built-in webcam. We love webcams because they have made it possible for us to stay in contact with our loved ones not only verbally but visually. Online meetings with overseas clients have also become more personal. Job interviews can now be held remotely and online tutoring classes have become more practicable.
The internet has a huge influence in our day to day lives – impacting us both negatively and positively.
Although it’s hard to control internet usage, there are steps you can take to manage the amount of control it has over your household. Our internet safety talks for kids and parents being one of them.
At BeSecureOnline, we believe that knowledge is power and by informing both yourself and your children of the dangers of the internet – you can help make the internet a safer place.
Internet safety for kids is at the heart of our business. We provide internet safety talks for kids and teens year round and have developed a realistic, fun approach to addressing issues and the dangers the internet often presents.
Is it possible that the internet is being taken back by a silent majority who is finally making its voice heard, expressing its dismay about internet safety and the shocking content found on some platforms.
Following some menacing threats from the British Government, Health Secretary Matt Hancock pressured Facebook into announcing that Instagram would intervene and take down self-harm content.
Is this the start of something big or simply a cynical defense move?
Before we dive into our safety guidelines – we’ll briefly explain what SnapChat is and how it works. Don’t worry most parents haven’t the faintest idea what or how it works.
Social Media and the amount of time we spend online has a greater affect on our lives and mental health than we, as adults, can often comprehend.
Our children have an even less understanding of the impact social media, online bullying and instant gratification has on their day to day lives and overall happiness.
Essentially, the best way to protect yourself on Facebook is to delete your account altogether.
If that’s a little extreme, then below are a few internet safety steps you can take in the meantime.
BeSecureOnline explains how to install AVG Internet Security, industry leading and great value antivirus protector for Windows, Android Phones. Best feature is the value for the user up to 256 devices, followed by really good support and well known protection capabilities.
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