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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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Public Wi-Fi hotspots are usually unsecured, since they are intended for users to easily connect to them. Information sent through unsecured wireless transmissions are usually not encrypted, so it’s easy for the data to be intercepted. 

  

Here are some of the risks you’re taking when connected to a public wi-fi hotspot: 

  

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Cybercriminals are constantly looking for new ways to manipulate victims online. With the right software in place and a general awareness of online threats, you can feel more guarded against an attack. Here’s a handy checklist to help you minimise your risk of being compromised. 

 

1. Install quality antivirus 

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Any network or computer that’s connected to the Internet or any other external network is potentially at risk for an attack or threats. One method of protection is by installing an antivirus solution as this helps detect known threats. You can add another layer of protection by using Firewall as a barrier. 

 

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When setting up a home Wi-Fi (or wireless network), most people just rush through setting up a router to get Internet connectivity. However, numerous security problems can result from not securing your wireless router. 

 

How do you secure a wireless router?