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Music & Movies: Entertainment vs. Online Risk

New Report! Music & Movies: Entertainment vs. Online Risk

Flashback to 1980. If you want to see the Empire Strikes Back, the only options are the 6, 8 and 10 p.m. showings at your local theater. If you want to listen to “Do That to Me One More Time” by Captain and Tennille, you better have a “hard copy” on vinyl or tape. 30 years later, our entertainment lives are immeasurably richer – and less time dependent. We can watch, listen and share effortlessly, at any time, thanks to the digitization of music and movies and the devices and infrastructure we’ve built. But that freedom has a cost. In our latest report, we look at the darker side of online entertainment. We explore how the bad guys use our love of music and movies to scam, hack and rob us. And we offer some simple ways for us to help protect ourselves and our families even as we enjoy our online lives.

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The Secret Online Lives of Teens

Today’s youth are “digital natives” who grew up with the Internet and use it for communication, education and entertainment. However, their high level of online participation also opens them up to potential dangers such as cyberbullying, personal information sharing, and malware. It’s important for you to understand the benefits and risks of your kids’ online lives and what you can do to protect them.

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More Family Protection Resources from McAfee:

McAfee’s 10-Step Internet Safety Plan for Families
A Parent’s Guide to Social Networking Sites
How to Protect Children Online
How to Protect Your Children’s Privacy and Safety in Cyberspace
How to Use Parental Controls to Deter Cyberbullying
Help Your Kids Stay Safe Online – video
Online Safety Pledge
Internet Safety Quiz for Kids