How to Avoid or Recover from a Ransomware Attack

How to Avoid or Recover from a Ransomware Attack

by Larry Magid Ransomware is one of numerous online crimes designed to separate people, businesses and government agencies from their money. The crime typically involves a person or an organized crime group encrypting your data and demanding a ransom payment to unlock...
Resolutions for a Safe and Secure 2024

Resolutions for a Safe and Secure 2024

by Larry Magid  This post is adapted from one that first appeared in the Mercury News I’m well aware that New Year’s resolutions are often abandoned by the end of January, but that’s no reason to avoid thinking about how we can improve our lives in the year to...
Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullying

Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullying

Download Guide (PDF) Download Quick Guide (PDF) Bullying is a serious, long-standing social problem that now occurs in digital spaces as well as physical ones. But, contrary to what you might have heard or read, it isn’t just a youth problem, it isn’t...
Parent’s Guide to Google Search

Parent’s Guide to Google Search

Note: This guide applies only to Google Search and not other search tools. If you or your children are using other sites, please familiarize yourselves with their settings and safety features. Download the Guide (PDF) How Google Search works While performing a basic...
Quick-Guide to Virtual Kidnapping Scams

Quick-Guide to Virtual Kidnapping Scams

Virtual kidnapping scams are on the rise. Protect yourself and your family with some common sense precautions, plus what to do if you receive a terrifying call from a scammer. Scroll down to the bottom for a video based on these tips. Download the Quick-Guide (PDF)...