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Webcams make it possible for us to make face-to-face calls with friends and family over the internet. These days, webcams are built into most laptops, many desktop computers, and mobile devices, so it’s important for everyone to understand the risks. 

 

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Here are 5 tips to be safe while gaming online:  

 

Tip #1 - Beware of cheat codes & programs 

Yes, sometimes we have trouble getting to the next level as games are designed to be challenging. A ‘cheat’ code or program can help gamers to have shortcuts without spending so much time on the game. However, downloading the ‘cheat’ may contain viruses or spyware without you realizing it.  

 

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Have you wondered what to do with your old tech that is just sitting there collecting dust? The ones that you have not switched on for months or years as there is no use for it anymore? At some point you'll want to get rid of it to make some space.  

 

Throwing it away might be the easiest and simplest solution, but is it necessary? Here are some alternatives and creative ways we can get rid of our old gadgets that have passed their prime.  

 

Sell your old goods 

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Your phone notifications show a preview of new messages 

Even when your phone is locked, new messages are previewed on your locked screen and anyone near your phone can read them. To disable this feature: 

iPhone:                WhatsApp settings > Notifications > Show Preview – and turn it off. 

Android:              WhatsApp settings > Notifications > Pop up notification > No pop up 

  

Automatically saving images and videos that you receive 

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There will come a time when you feel that your computer is slowing down, becoming less efficient than it used to be, and what comes to mind is to either recycle or sell off the parts to get a brand-new computer. However, is it safe to do so? 

 

Most people would think that formatting the hard disk would completely clear the disk, so it would be safe to sell it off as a second-hand item. Unfortunately, with no proper precautions, someone can easily recover and extract personal or corporate data that was previously stored in the disk.  

 

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The internet is a powerful tool that can be used for education for children as it supports their learning and research. However, the internet has potential dangers that come with it. As a parent, it’s your responsibility to protect children from the dangers of being online as there are explicit, disturbing and illegal sites online that children should not have access to. 

 

Below are some parental control tips and tools that can help you monitor your child’s activities and prevent them from accessing inappropriate content online. 

 

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