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Can Social Media be blamed for high teen suicide rates in the UK?

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.

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Fortnite Warning from London's Fraud Squad

London's Fraud Squad are warning Parents to be vigilant in regards to Battle Royale from Fortnite. The most successful online game ever. Kids are buying fake V Bucks currency using parents private details and innocently providing banking details. Parents are being warned tha children are being induced onto criminal sites from YouTube and Facebook.

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Trojan Horse, Trojan Virus - Help I need a decent Antivirus!

A Trojan also known as Trojan horse, is a malicious software scam designed by criminal gangs and their hackers to disguise as real software to gain access to devices. Cyber-criminals intentionally use Trojan technology to spy on or hack into victims.

Users are conned into downloading this software by some attractive social media add on which then enables itself and gets to work. Using this backdoor, they are able to start to gather all of your important sensitive information.

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Free Antivirus Software - An Affordable Friend or A Costly Foe?

A lot of people try going without an antivirus or they use a free antivirus such AVG Free. However there are several serious factors you need to consider before siding with free antivirus software or none at all.

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What is ransomware & Why you need to pay for Antivirus Software

Everyday thousands of people find their computer locked down by ransomware – usually with the message “Your files are encrypted, to decrypt your computer you have to pay £500 GBP”.

You are then given only a few days to pay, after which the price goes up to £1,000.

After a week of no payment, you are warned that the decryption key will be irretrievably destroyed with no further chance of recovering your files ever again.

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What is Malware and why you need Internet Security Software

Malware is malicious adware created by cybercriminals in an attempt to harm your computer and access your private information. Once your computer is infected with malware, cybercriminals are able to infiltrate your system – often without you even knowing.

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