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Ask.fm – What It Is and What Parents Need to Know

“Ask.fm is a toxic site. Toxic means: poisonous, virulent, noxious, deadly, dangerous, harmful, injurious, pernicious. And that’s exactly what Ask.fm is to people your age, and even adults. And shame on the people that started that site.” Those are the…

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The ‘Cloud’ and You

What is the cloud? Are you too embarrassed at this point to ask, “What is the Cloud?”  Just like a Neighbor that moved in a year ago, it’s a little awkward to ask their name now.  Don’t worry it is…

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Making Password Security Simple

This is a guest editorial by McAfee. There’s been a lot of high profile account hacks in the news lately, from celebrities such as Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johansson, to reporters at Wired and The New York Times. While it’s…

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Review – Learn How to Block Porn with MetaSurf

MetaSurf (Google Chrome and Firefox; Free) is a browser extension created by MetaCert which blocks pornographic websites and, most notably, porn found on social media websites. MetaSurf is a cloud-based system, which means there aren’t any software updates for you…

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How to Set Up Parental Controls on the Wii U

Nintendo has consistently been one of the best family- friendly video game console makers. Additionally, their video game lineup is much more family-friendly than Microsoft’s or Sony’s, they offer some of the most comprehensive parental controls available and their handheld…

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How to Set Windows 8 Family Safety

The Parental Controls in Windows 8, now called Family Safety, can be used to filter websites, set time limits on computer use, monitor and restrict apps purchased from the Windows Store and send activity reports via e-mail to parents–the latter…

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