It’s a potentially scary online world out there isn’t it? As a parent, the prospect of all the unsavoury things that your children can be exposed to once they are online can leave you sweating bullets. Device addiction, sextortion, sharing of personal information, grooming, cyberbullying, explicit content, self-harming sites and even radicalisation in extreme cases. When it comes to how to keep your family safe online, it can all feel totally overwhelming and akin to pushing water uphill with a fork.
But as daunting as the prospect seems, as parents, the importance of understanding internet safety is not one we can afford to shy away from. The harsh reality is that an anti-virus app won’t stop our children from being cyberbullied, and parental controls don’t prevent online fraud or sextortion. But because keeping our family safe online can feel like such a formidable task, we can be tempted to do nothing at all – frozen like a deer in headlights. Sadly, hoping that none of the above will happen to us or our loved ones is not the answer.
Thankfully, all is not lost when it comes to keeping your family safe online. There’s a way you can have peace of mind, have all the knowledge you need and protect your family from the convoluted and hairy scary world the internet has seemingly become.
SimpleCyberLife.com is the world’s first membership site designed to help parents protect their families online. Think a simple, educational and practical tool which supports parents with quality advice, delivered in a consumable and enjoyable format that can be accessed at a click of a button.
We all know that a once-a-year presentation at our children’s school is not enough to help us navigate the seemingly endless minefield that is online safety. So what can we do?
When it comes to how to keep your family safe online, SimpleCyberLife.com is where it’s at. It’s the world’s first membership site designed to help parents protect their families online by:
- Helping to protect your whole family from sextortion, grooming, identity theft and financial fraud.
- Delivering easy-to-follow video tutorials straight to you on your sofa at home, no need to traipse into school for a dry parents talk
- Supporting you with an SOS Centre, with simple easy-to-follow instructions on how to recover from cyber-attacks.
- Giving you access to a Community Discussion Forum to anonymously ask internet safety experts or fellow parents any questions you want
Thanks to all of the above the site gets parents secure, helps them stay secure and then provides ongoing support direct from internet safety experts if something goes wrong.
There are three levels of membership:
- Free – for those computer whizzes amongst us
- Premium – for those who need a little help getting everything in place (£3.99 per month – less than the price of a coffee!)
- VIP – for those that want access to everything and have one-to-one time with their own personal dedicated expert (£14.99 per month)
Find out more about how it works here.
The beauty of ongoing support
You know the drill – you go to an internet safety talk at school, almost have a cardiac arrest thanks to all the alarming stories you hear about what can happen online and leave feeling riddled with anxiety and totally disempowered.
Now think about having your hand held through the hot mess that online life has become. That’s exactly what SimpleCyberLife.com sets out to do, against the backdrop of a supportive community. A bit like a personal trainer for the big bad wolf that is the internet.
A key part of this is the Community Discussion forum – a world first that connects parents directly with internet safety experts. It is here that you can ask experts (or other parents) anything you like without feeling sheepish, and seek out specific advice regarding particular protection items. You can discuss anything that might be troubling you all the way from more basic elements like social media privacy settings, secure browsing and educating your family all the way up to Two Factor Authentication and Encrypted Storage. The perfect place to come to at times when you need support.
How can you sign up?
The site officially launched yesterday and there is a launch discount available until Sunday 9th Feb 9pm. During beta testing, the platform helped a young girl recover her social media accounts, which were hacked by a school bully. Now if that’s not proof in the pudding, I don’t know what is!
Visit SimpleCyberLife to find out how you can sign up for a membership and keep your family safe online with advice from industry experts using my 30% off discount code QMWFSTAL.
What is your greatest concern when it comes to keeping your family safe online? Do share in a comment below.
We’ve teamed up with the good folk at SimpleCyberLife.com for a chance to win one year’s VIP membership worth £179.99.
Picture credit: Music photo created by freepik – www.freepik.com