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Back-to-School Cyber Safety Tips

Back-to-School Cyber Safety Tips

The back-to-school season is upon us, and many students return to the classroom excited to see their friends, fully charged cellphones in hand.  The luxury of having easy internet access has made our children more attached to their devices, and at an increasingly early age.

Children are innocent, desire independence, and are innately curious, and so they are most vulnerable to predators on the internet. Protecting our children and sensitive personal information can feel like an impossible task, so here are some useful tips to get you started, regardless of your child's age.

 

 

Internet Safety Tips for your Elementary Schooler

  • Talk to your children about safety and conduct on the internet. Explain your expectations and the consequences if they don’t meet your expectations
  • Be in the room with kids when they’re online. They’re less likely to curiously wander to an unsafe site.
  • Use Parental Controls and Child Safety apps like Net Nanny & Qustodio for extra protection
  • Set well-defined limits of web-enabled devices

Internet Safety Tips for your Middle Schooler

Internet Safety Tips for your High Schooler

  • Never give out personal information online
  • Talk about Importance of password protection
  • Friend and follow, but don’t stalk
  • Be a social media mentor

Are there any other guidelines your family uses to promote safety online? Share them with us in the comments!

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IT for Nonprofits

IT for Nonprofits

Flat-Rate IT Services Make Comprehensive Support Possible

At Machado Consulting, we know that almost any organization can benefit from having a comprehensive plan for their IT management. Our flat-rate IT services provide a valuable solution for millions of companies, but for the nonprofit, they hold extra value. Having access to the tools and expertise that the organization wouldn’t normally be able to afford in-house, provides an opportunity for nonprofits to do more good with their current budget.

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Even Santa Has a Support Team.

Even Santa Has a Support Team.

Santa’s job is to deliver great gifts, on time. Your organization, is Santa.

But Santa doesn't work alone. Behind the scenes, creating, managing and packaging the gifts is an entire elf team working to make Santa’s job easy, effective and enjoyable. The efficiency of the elves makes Santa’s reputation shine.

We, at Machado Consulting, are the elves. 

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Facebook is using 2FA phone numbers to target ads

Facebook is using 2FA phone numbers to target ads

Facebook has confirmed it does in fact use phone numbers that users provided it for security purposes to also target them with ads.

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How to Show Your Family, Clients and Employees You Care

How to Show Your Family, Clients and Employees You Care

Valentine’s Day has come and gone and though it's certainly fitting to fuss over your true love with big red hearts, long-stemmed roses, confectionary delights, and romantic greeting cards, you can also capture the essence of this special day for other special people in your life as well. We decided to put together a little list of ideas that you can pass on to your loved ones but also to you clients and employees as well.

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