Technological Rite of Passage
The first step into adulthood for me many years ago, was the purchase of my first car. Before that it was starting school – the first step away from home. I can still remember my mom taking me shopping for school clothes at the ripe age of 10! She probably made purchases before that, but at ten I had a voice in the look-style of what I would wear.
Today a major rite of passage is that first Internet device, whether smart phone or laptop. For a parent this rite of passage can be a bittersweet realization. Able to surf the internet?! That kind of independence comes packed with harmful distractions. What’s a parent to do?
Malwarebytes Labs has an excellent article, “Back to school cybersecurity tips for parents and kids.” Look at the bright side. A new laptop means fewer school supplies – we’re thinking pencils, erasers and lined paper packs. Or is that wishful thinking? I’ll have to check with my grand kids! Read more →