Parents are protective, with good reason. Kids are better at putting themselves in harm’s way than your average extreme athlete. But while playing defense on all those scrapes, bruises and brushes with bigger injuries, parents are missing another, less visible threat: the internet. Sure, it makes our lives easier in so many ways, but it can also make your family vulnerable. In other words, digital security matters as much as a bike helmet or elbow pads.
The good news is that establishing protective measures is relatively simple. To keep your family’s private information out of the wrong hands, you need to secure possible openings in your personal and private information. Start with the big three: parental controls, passwords, and app use. By shoring up your defenses both on and offline, you can keep everyone in your family digitally secure.