Many folks will spend some time online shopping during this holiday season. Here is an excellent list of things to be aware of when making online purchases.

I’ve been talking about encrypted messaging apps at my trainings for years. There is competition in this market and there are many apps that offer end-to-end encryption, meaning that only the person sending and the recipient can see the message.

Anywhere kids will be online, predators will try to connect with them. We must be proactive in knowing what apps we permit our children to use, understand how these apps work and understand that predators can use apps hidden in plain sight.

A parent emailed me asking if I thought the Lure app was appropriate for his 12 year old child. I did my research. Lure is a “Chat Fiction” app that allows the reader to follow a story told as if you were watching someone’s text message log.