Cybermum India

Anindita Mishra is McAfee’s Cybermum in India. A Pune-based freelance writer, teacher and devoted mother of two- Anindita has always been a vocal advocate for issues tied to children's welfare and development. Like many Indian parents, Anindita wants to make sure that her children are safe wherever they go, in the real or virtual world. Her blogs are about internet safety and sharing her own experiences, insights and learnings to keep children and families safe online. You can follow Anindita on Twitter @Cybermum_India or via Facebook page: Cybermum India or email her at cybermum.india@gmail.com
The digital whiteboards have long replaced the squeaky blackboards, while emails and text messages are replacing messages pinned on the display boards in the corridors. Today, many schools have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, making notebooks redundant. The education pattern is itself changing from general rote learning for all to the ‘Discovery’ methods. ...
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The modern mom is super-efficient; she manages the home, her profession, family, and a hundred other things efficiently day in, day out. But in recent times, something is playing a spoilsport in this perfect scenario in some cases; and that’s her device. My friend was nostalgic at a party about how she missed her son’s ...
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I walked into my niece’s room and found her busy making colourful bands. “What are these for?” I asked. “Friendship Day is coming up and this year I have decided to make my own bands to give to my friends. Got to finish making them all today.” “That’s lovely,” and then as a thought struck ...
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“What are third party apps?” asked my mother with a frown. “Wow Gran! You are becoming pretty cyber-savvy!” commented my incorrigible offspring and added, “Wherever did you come across it?” “Why, your Mom shared a post on Facebook about being cautious while using third party apps. I have been searching for a while but can’t ...
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Summer vacation is on and chances are that your kids are spending time indoors as the scorching sun makes it too hot to go and play outside. They are probably lounging around with their devices, which may include gaming devices, smartphones, laptops, desktops, virtual assistants, livestreaming sticks, smart toys or e-book readers. And why not? ...
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“The best match for me,” announced my daughter one Sunday morning sometime back, “is a Scorpio.” “Oh really? And this piece of vital information no doubt came from Linda Goodman?” I queried, giving her a been-there-done-that look. “Why read when there are multiple sites online that can predict the perfect match for you? You need ...
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