October 6th, 2018

As parents, we take the time to teach our children the lifetime skill of brushing their teeth. Often there are tears, even tantrums, but we persevere because we know that good dental hygiene is really important. Excellent dental habits lead to healthy teeth, can help you save money, and will even allow you to smile more. Believe it or not, teaching your child about the importance of diligent online privacy habits is equally important, because being careless… ... Continue reading >

September 6th, 2018

You’re waiting on an oil change at the car dealer, and it’s easy and “free” to connect your tablet to the public WiFi so your child can play an online game. Once you click “Accept & Agree,” you’ve gained access to the free WiFi and digitally told the business that you agree to their terms for using this service. Unfortunately, there are hidden costs of using that free public WiFi. The term “free” is something… ... Continue reading >

September 6th, 2018

We tell our kids to look both ways before crossing the street and to never take candy from strangers, but then we put a device in their hand and allow them to roam virtually unfettered all over the internet — for hours on end. For exhausted, stressed out parents digital devices can be an effective way to distract children, giving mom and dad a much-needed break. But how healthy is this? Recent studies emerging from… ... Continue reading >

September 6th, 2018

Parents have always modeled behavior for their children, passing on values and responsible behaviors. Today’s parents, however, also have to teach their children how to behave online — in a technological world that’s rapidly changing. At Privacy Parent, we’ve rounded up the basics on how to teach your child to be a responsible digital citizen — whether through email, messaging, social media, or other technology.  Call out bad behavior online and demonstrate… ... Continue reading >

September 6th, 2018

Have you ever checked the cookies on your computer or looked at the history on your web browser? This information is part of your “digital footprint,” and it is a data-fueled overview of how your family interacts across various digital platforms. This includes web-browsing, online-purchasing, details of how long your teen spends on gaming, chats or instant messages from work. Do you truly understand how this digital footprint is gathered — and how you can limit it?  ... Continue reading >