Intel Security's Cybermum, Alex Merton-McCann
Parenting Win

Keeping your family safe online

Life Education in partnership with Intel Security has launched a series of vodcasts aimed at giving on demand information and support to parents to keep the whole family safe online.

The series consists of three 10-15 minute videos, that are available for busy parents to watch at a convenient time and feature key tips from the Life Education school program’s Cybersafety modules bCyberwise and It’s Your Call:

  • bCyberwise
    • The bCyberwise module focuses on the importance of being safe, respectful and responsible online. This helps children to understand why being a responsible digital citizen is vital for their own safety and that of their friends and family.
  • It’s Your Call
    • This module aims to help improve children’s decision making skills around various topics, including their use of technology. This helps children understand how the decisions and choices they make can help them to stay safe and healthy as they become more independent.

The vodcast series is hosted by Jo Vaughan Life Education’s National Training Manager and Brett Hannath, Senior Director of Marketing, Intel Security, as well as Intel Security’s Cybermum Alex Merton-McCann. As a busy mum of four boys Alex understands what a pivotal role the internet plays in all our lives, and the number of tricky situations parents can face whilst trying to navigate the online world.

“There are so many ways our children are exposed to the internet everyday – it is a wonderful thing – but it can come with risks. Our kids are learning about cybersecurity at school, but it’s very hard for busy parents to find the time to do the same. That’s why we wanted to create content that helps bring parents up to date with the latest trends so that they can be as prepared as possible.” Intel Security’s Cybermum, Alex Merton-McCann

“We want to extend our support through the Life Education program to parents, providing them with bite-sized tools to slot into busy lives, explaining why it is important to keep the whole family safe online, with tips from our Cybersafety modules and the latest information from Intel Security’s Teens, Tweens and Technology research.” Jo Vaughan, Life Education National Training Manager

Life Education has been partnering with Intel Security since 2012 working together to raise awareness around the importance of cybersafety and the issues surrounding cyberbullying.

“Since partnering with Life Education in 2012, parenting has changed. Due to new inventions such as drones, fitbits and even wifi Barbie, more parents are concerned about the cybersafety of their children online. It is great to be able to communicate our research directly to the people it effects the most. These vodcasts are a wonderful way to help parents stay on top of the latest cybersecurity issues and make the learning process just that little bit easier.” Brett Hannath, Senior Director Marketing, Intel Security

The on demand videos will be hosted on the Life Education website and feature information from Intel Security’s annual Teens, Tweens and Technology research.

To view the vodcast series visit
and to find out more about Life Education visit

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  • Renee Ballantyne
    November 24, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Educate and watch them, discover the internet together

  • Eva Kiraly
    November 24, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Keep the kids informed but also keep an eye on them, they can have their privacy when they leave home.

  • Andreea Nicolescu
    November 23, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Talking to them and making them aware, having their passwords so you yourself can check, and being open to what they tell you, not get angry but talk about things

  • Laura Power
    November 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    We make sure everything connected to the net is always used in family areas of the house no hiding in bedrooms, so we can keep our eye on what is being used

  • Rachel K-N
    November 22, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Apart from restricting their access to adult sites, using restricted passwords, keeping the computer in a public area in the house, openly communicate the dangers with your child and all the obvious education methods you still have to remain vigilant. From an early age get them use to you prying ‘aka’ taking an interest in their computer usage so as they get older they’re more use to your ‘prying’. MONITOR, MONITOR, MONITOR. Oh and the ‘history’ icon gives you all the follow up checking you need. Fingers crossed as it can get nasty out there in the cyberworld. MONITOR

  • Rachel
    November 21, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I think Education is the key , open up to your kids and speek freely , warn them of all the dangers constantly , watch over their internet activities .. And be there for them , listen when they speak so they feel comfortable with telling you anything

  • Ash McMorrow
    November 20, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    My rules are if you open a social media account I want the password. Do not add anyone to your account that you don’t know. Never give out your password. Educating them about the harmful effects of cyberbullying and letting them know that they can come to me if they have a problem.

  • julie
    November 20, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    I always monitor my childrens use,and limit the time they use it.I take the sim card out of dongle sometimes too.

  • Blake h
    November 20, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Know who your kids are connecting with. In addition to joining the same social networks as your child, it’s a smart plan to friend their friends, too
    It’s really just responsible parenting to know what your kids talk about and to who,on- or off-line.

  • Lyn
    November 16, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Need protection for my laptop stop the scum bags before they Stuff it. Hope they stop cause they are scum as my laptop is such fun.

  • cleo
    November 10, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Talking to the kids about avoiding cybercrime, falling for a scam ware alert and downloading something dangerous to the computer. Use an internet and security suite as antivirus isn’t enough, you need full fire wall, anti spyware and other protection

    November 9, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Talking to them about the risks of being online, the permanency of posts and photos and that people online are not always what they seem. As well as encouraging them to only “chat” with the people they actually know.

  • Lea Anita Black
    November 9, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Let them know you cannot trust anyone online as people are not what they claim to be in many cases. Also not to click on links that pop up without asking Mum first especially if not sure. Make sure their Facebook accounts are private and check before they accept any friend requests from people they don’t know.

  • AmberB
    November 8, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Limiting computer time and only having one computer in the family room (no private internet sessions).

  • Anastasia Xynos
    November 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    supervise them when using the computer.

  • james pizzey
    November 7, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    no computers in the bedrooms you should be able to see where they are all the time but you must teach them about what can happen to them

  • Ern
    November 7, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    You just need to drum common sense in to their heads, that everything online is pretend, and people they meet on their are not their friends, or even real, and could indeed be a big fat old man in his undies wanting to do bad things to them in real life.