Can I Monitor My Childs Facebook Account ?

I was asked last week if it was possible to monitor a Facebook page so that a parent could see everything that their child was doing. While there is software that is advertised that can be installed on devices – a visit to those pages will show that this software may not be what you are after.So what can you do ? Start early – oversee your childrens internet usage – encourage a good relationship about what happens online. Please talk to your children ,  educate them about internet safety , talk to them about  privacy settings and tools – teach them to not share everything publicly. If you see or know of an account for someone under the age of 13, please report it to Facebook – they will remove it. If your child is experiencing abuse on Social Media , I encourage you to ask them to log in to their accounts and report it – collect screenshots. Remember if you try and spy on your childrens social media they will just setup other accounts , remmeber you may try and control what happens in the home but when they have a smartphone with data they can access… Read More

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Facebook Messenger Malware – What To Look Out For

Facebook Messenger, which is used by most of the two billion users of Facebook has a malware threat , which has been pointed out by security experts , that could put users at risk. A Facebook Messenger user will receive a message from a friend which contains: The word ‘Video’ with the name of the sender An emoji A shortened link If users click on the link, they are redirected to a Google Drive page with a video play button. This is where warning bells should be ringing. if you click on that button it will lead to a YouTube-like page where you will be asked to install an extension for Chrome. If you were not on Chrome you will be redirected to a website that asks you to download Adobe Flash Player that contains adware. If you click the attacker will gains access to your system. and when you navigate to Facebook and log in, your login ID and password is stolen. they will then have access to your contacts to expand the infection to them , or try to do this. As these links come from a known Facebook contact, it’s difficult to ascertain if it’s legitimate or a spam. So the best way… Read More

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Your Location Being Revealed On Facebook & Snapchat – Are You Concerned ?

Users of Facebook and Snapchat can be surprised that their location is revealed when posting and Snapchat has especially come under scrutiny with their Snapmap feature. So suppose you want to maintain privacy about your location , what steps do you have to go through ? Should you be talking to your children about this ? Facebook Step 1 – Remove Geotags From Your Pictures Before You Upload Them to Facebook Step 2 – Disable Location Services for Facebook on Your Mobile Phone / Device Leave the Facebook app and go to your iPhone’s Settings Tap Privacy > Location Services Scroll down and tap Facebook Decide to allow location access Never or While Using the App Step 3 – Enable the Facebook Tag Review Feature which will allow you to opt out if someone tags you on Facebook Look for “Places on Facebook” to tell you where you have been on Facebook , it may surprise you Snapchat Snap Map is part of the latest update to Snapchat and shares a user’s exact location on a map, the time of day they were there and their speed of travel – you may want to turn this off How To Turn Off Snap Map

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