TEMPE, Arizona – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – NortonLifeLock (NASDAQ: NLOK), a global leader in consumer cybersecurity, today introduced new features in Norton Family that provide parents with a simple, safe and secure way to remotely supervise their children with limits and location-based alerts.
âAs kids of all ages return to school in person, many parents will want to know their kids’ whereabouts as they spend more time outside the home,â said Gagan Singh, Product Manager at NortonLifeLock. âWe have added new personalized features to our Norton Family product to make it easier and safer for parents to be connected with their children who are on the go.
Norton added new features1 to Norton Family, including:
- Favorite places: Help parents establish approved geographic locations as preferred locations. Once set, parents will receive notifications when their child’s device arrives or leaves these set locations.
- Alert me: Automatically allows parents to easily stay informed of their child’s location. Parents can set specific dates and times to receive auto-save alerts from their child’s device location.
With parental controls to combat cybersecurity risks and build healthy online habits, Norton Family provides a truly holistic solution for parents to help them ensure their children are protected and stay safe online. As the school year begins across the country, these parental controls and security measures are all the more important as children spend more and more time online on multiple devices for educational purposes. To help kids of all ages stay safe this school year, Norton has provided the following tips for parents to manage cyber risks:
Talk about cybersecurity early: A recent online study by The Harris Poll found that Americans believe conversations about online safety should start young, with more than 4 in 5 Americans (84%) rating it as absolutely essential or very important to parents to teach cybersecurity to their children. As young children enter school and begin to establish their independence, it is important to provide a basic understanding of online safety by addressing topics such as:
The dangers of the Internet, including suspicious activity, phishing scams, and what to do if something seems unusual. Make it clear that laptops and devices should never be left unattended and that lock screens should be used for added protection.
Cyberbullying and the Dangers of Online Predators. Parents can set rules that their young children can only chat or play online with people they have already met in real life.
The importance of creating strong passwords that aren’t recycled for multiple accounts or that are easy to guess.
Tweens and digitally savvy teens always need advice: Tweens and teens may be more digitally advanced than ever before, but that doesn’t mean they have the best judgment when it comes to staying safe online. Parents of children in this age group can further protect their children by educating them about the following:
The importance of protecting their identity. It is important to remind children not to reveal too much information about themselves online. For example, a teen might not hesitate to share a photo of their license after passing their driving test, but it could be a treasure trove of sensitive and valuable information for identity thieves and cybercriminals.
The importance of keeping privacy settings enabled to ensure personal information is not intercepted by a hacker.
Mitigate risks when connecting to public Wi-Fi. Since teens can go to cafes or public libraries to complete their homework individually or in groups, make it clear that cybercriminals see public Wi-Fi as an easy access point to get their hands on data. sensitive and encourage them to take steps to protect their privacy and online security by using a VPN.
Norton Family is available on Norton.com as well as through retail partners including Amazon, Best Buy, NewEgg, and Staples Canada.
To learn more about Norton Family and additional cybersecurity tips for parents, visit https://us.norton.com/norton-family.
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1 Location monitoring features are not available in all countries. Visit the feature support page for more details. To work, Norton Family must be installed and turned on on the child’s device.