‘Maine Sea Goddess’ forced to give up her crown after social media post surfaces

Less than 24 hours after being crowned Miss Sea Goddess, Taylor Hamlin was stripped of her crown when officials received a social photo of her smoking a marijuana joint. She had shared images on her private account with close friends, but one of her friends broke her trust--which is not uncommon!  Read More

Set Up Two-Factor Authentication for Your Accounts Using Authy & Other 2FA Apps

Do you want extra protection on your phone when passwords just don't seem to be doing enough? Find out how you can install a 2FA (2 factor authentication) App to further protect your phone from hackers.

SEXTORTION

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Cyber Tipline sites extortion as the fastest growing trend in child sexual extortion. Sextortion involves online coercion and blackmail to acquire sexual content from children. Find out where, how, when and why sextortion is occurring. Read More

How to Improve Your Online Privacy and Security in 8 Easy Steps

Online privacy is becoming much more challenging as. Hackers are smarter and security seems weaker, so how does one keep online information secure? This article outlines 8 ways to keep your private online information from becoming public knowledge.

Outsiders may be reading your Gmail: Here’s how to stop them

How do you stop your gmail from being read by outsiders? Well, first ackowedlge that it might in fact be happening. This article gives step by step information needed to prevent your private gmails from becoming accessible.

Safer Internet Day: Building online safety practices with young people

The UK is spearheading activities worldwide into a center that will provide information on keeping our children digitally and technologically safe at any age. #SID2018 Read More

4 Tips to Avoid Getting Phished This Holiday Season

Don’t get phished!  Follow these simple steps to prevent digital criminals from stealing your personal or financial information.

Oprah Warns Fans of Instagram Impersonators Asking for Cash

Digital scams, fraud and hoaxes can seem real in ways that would never happen in the face-to-face world.  Rest assured, Oprah doesn’t need your money or your social security number, but you need to be aware and informed to make sure you don’t become a victim.

Suicide of Teen Who Made Sex Tape Presents Dilemma for Schools

This is a tragedy on so many levels. Handled terribly by the school. I wish Corey had never handed his phone over in the first place. He had a right to privacy in his phone and all its contents and didn’t necessarily have to let his school search it.

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