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Is It Time We Introduced Cyber Security Into Our Children’s Upbringing? [Guest Post]

Is It Time We Introduced Cyber Security Into Our Children’s Upbringing?The technology and internet in today’s world are ever changing and evolving. How to make sure your privacy is secured online, and how to defend yourself from phishing emails, malware attacks and other forms of cyber threats are common topics for adults.

But what about the younger generation?

How can the society or parents teach young children to use the internet in a safe way? The kids growing up today are often introduced to smartphones, laptops or tablets at a very young age. When you look around, how many kids do you see using a smartphone? Personally, I see it relatively often.

These children know everything about video games, YouTube, animal animations, etc. But little do they know about malicious malware, viruses, phishing, and other online threats. Continue Reading →


What Should Homeschoolers Do About Heartbleed? – WHS 107 – The Wired Homeschool

heartbleedOn Monday April 7th, an announcement went out that there was a flaw in OpenSSL, a cryptographic library used to provide secure connections to servers. Basically, it allows a hacker to read the memory stored in a server and get sensitive information like your password.

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What’s worse, the problem has been around for about two years and until Monday very few people knew it existed. That means your sensitive data could have been collected already without anyone’s knowledge. I won’t go into details here but you can read more about this vulnerability at Continue Reading →


Covenant Eyes Announces Filtering for Mac Version – The Wired Homeschool

From the Covenant Eyes Blog:

One of the most important things to us at Covenant Eyes is to provide you with the tools you need to protect yourself and your family online. It’s even in our mission statement. After all, while the Internet has brought a lot of benefits, it has a dark side as well.

Over the years, this has led us to a lot of innovations. We’ve launched our iPhone® and Android™ Accountability apps, we’ve made the Accountability Reports easier to understand, and we launched a brand new online account tool to manage your Report and Filter settings.

We’re pleased to announce that the newest tool for your toolbox has arrived. That’s right: the Mac Filter is here and ready for you to install! That means, if you already have Filtering on your account, all you have to do is install the latest version of Covenant Eyes on your Mac computer, and you’ll be ready to go.

I’m a Covenant Eyes affiliate because I believe that they have the best solution for monitoring your family’s Internet activity. I highly recommend their product because it can be used on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

There are free filters available but what you’ll find is that if you want comprehensive and detailed reporting you’ll have to pay. Covenant Eyes’ reporting allows you to gauge your child’s Internet usage and ward off any potentially harmful behavior.

Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability is available for Windows, Mac, Android™ phones and tablets (including Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD), iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®. You get all-around protection for all of your devices and you don’t need to look through multiple reports. One report gives you the entire picture. Use the promo code “wiredhs” to receive a 30-day free trial when you sign up.

Full Disclosure: The links in this article are affiliate links. If you purchase Covenant Eyes using the links provided or use the code “wiredhs” when signing up I receive a commission. This helps to cover the costs of running this site and producing podcasts.

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