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Last month I was invited by Digital Parents to attend a “Bloggers Briefing” by Norton at the amazing Cafe Sydney. We sat in a tiny private dining room, looked at the awesome view, ate amazing food, met some gorgeous bloggers and chatted with the fantastic team from Norton. This was a team that got it. They didn’t do a hard sell, they didn’t try to scare us about cyber crime. They listened to our concerns, answered our questions and treated us as though we had something worthwhile to say.
Have you ever been a victim of cyber crime? One of my family members was scammed by someone he trusted online – a member of a gaming “clan” that he had been playing with for years. It just goes to show; you really don’t know anyone online.
I share a lot online – both here on my blog and on Facebook and Twitter but I know how important it is to remember that nothing is ever private. It doesn’t matter how strict you make your Facebook privacy settings, there is always a way around them.
The biggest point I brought away from the day is that it is very important that I stay up to date with technology in order to ensure I am able to keep Lily and my family safe on the Internet. At the moment I am probably the most internet/computer savvy of the family but it won’t be long until Lily is. Already she is a pro at using my iPhone to access her games and I only just yesterday found her using a game on my Dad’s iPad that I hadn’t shown her before. It seriously scares me to think what gadgets she will use and how she will access the Internet in the future. It is so important to me that she knows how to stay safe and that I am aware of what she is doing. Perhaps most important is that we have the type of communication that enables us to keep her safe and for her to feel safe to talk about us about anything that is worrying her.
The purpose of the lunch was to brief us on the new product that Norton will be releasing soon – NortonOne. The difference for this product compared to the other Norton products is the new membership program – instead of purchasing a separate product for each device you pay for a membership that covers up to 5 devices. You can simply go online from each device and add it to the membership. How much easier does that sound?! It will also have some other features including a better technical support with a 2min call guarantee – you enter your phone number and problem online and they promise to call you back within 2mins. Now that’s customer service!
The lovely folk from Norton and Digital Parents have arranged for me to give one of you a copy of Norton 360 version 6 antivirus for PC. That’s a year’s worth of protection, retailed at $129.99, for free!!
To enter all you have to do is leave a comment telling me how you keep or plan to keep your family safe online. Do you have house Internet rules? Do you know what your kids get up to online?
Terms and conditions: Open to Australian residents only. Competition starts 11am EST, Thursday 05/04/2012 and ends 6pm EST, Thursday 12/04/2012. Entry requires a comment answering the question outlined above. Facebook comments will not be included. Entries must include a valid email address. Winner will be chosen by Mr Monkey based in creativity. Winner will be announced on this blog, my Facebook page, via twitter and email. If the winner does not contact me within 5 working days then the prize will be redrawn from the same entry pool.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I was invited to attend the lunch by Digital Parents, was reimbursed for my transport costs and received a sample product. All giveaway costs are covered by Digital Parents