Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids and Families Blog

Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids and Families Blog

Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families' blog helps raise awareness among parents, youth, educators, and caregivers about the Internet safety and security issues facing young people today and provides useful advice, information, and tools to help them manage these issues.

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Parents Get Do-over for In-app Purchases by Kids
Original Source Reuters Although Seana Mulcahy considers herself tech savvy, she was thrown a bit when her 8-year-old son Logan not once, but twice, ran up charges using apps downloaded from Apple Inc's online iTunes store. The first time, he downloaded a free game and ended up spending about $60 before Mulcahy, 42, an internet...
Apr 24, 2014 8:30 AM ET
Heartbleed: A Chance to Talk to Kids About Guarding Online Personal Information
There has been a lot of news around an Internet vunerability called Heartbleed that was recently discovered. This basically caused many websites to possibly expose the personal information people submitted to those sites. Whenever an event like this happens, it’s a great opportunity to talk to your kids about sharing and guarding personal information online. Here’s...
Apr 23, 2014 2:00 PM ET
Big Data, Little Kids, and the Parents in Between
Below is an excerpt from a guest for VentureBeat on April 8, 2014.  The full post can be found @ From the moment our kids are born, a digital paper trail on them begins. It starts with a record of their birth, progresses to immunizations and growth charts, grades and school performance, and now...
Apr 10, 2014 8:30 AM ET
What We’re Reading: Opt-out of Location Tracking, Filters Don’t Help, Funds for Connecting Schools, What Comcast+Time Warner Means to Us
Week of February 17, 2014 To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.  What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF. OPT-...
Feb 19, 2014 6:45 PM ET
On Safer Internet Day, Focus on What To Do vs. Not Do
Tuesday, February 11 is Safer Internet Day, a day when many organizations, governments, schools, individuals, and communities raise awareness and help educate the public on safe, responsible technology use.  Although it has its roots in the EU and has been celebrated there since 2004, the 11th Safer Internet Day is being marked today in multiple countries worldwide. Here’s a ...
Feb 10, 2014 7:15 PM ET