Cyber criminals, like most criminals, are opportunistic. They probe for vulnerabilities and often find weak spots on home computers. While the "big money" for criminals resides in exploiting business or government databases, digital thieves can do considerable damage to your family finances, personal reputation, and more. Even worse, there are unscrupulous individuals that may seek to harm our most precious assets--our children.
Teens and tweens represent a generation of young people who will be the first raised in the internet era. Their lives are more "wired" and web-based through social networking, information retrieval, commerce, and connecting with family and friends. This has given rise to new types of issues like cyber-stalking and cyber-bullying among other emerging threats. Use the information, links, videos, and other resources on this page to help protect your family members.