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Learn with Westnet: How to spot scams

So far this year, over $190 million has been lost to scams and hoaxes. The most common method of attack is a practice called Phishing. Not to be confused with the leisurely pastime of catching fish, “phishing” works by luring … Continue reading

How to spot scams

So far this year, over $190 million has been lost to scams and hoaxes. The most common method of attack is a practice called “Phishing”. Not to be confused with the leisurely pastime of catching fish, “phishing” works by luring … Continue reading

How to stop kids buying stuff in games

Back in the day, an unexpected bill racked up by your kids was most likely something like a broken window after a game of cricket gone wrong. As technology became a bigger part of daily life, it became important for … Continue reading

Instagram vs. the trolls – Blocking Bullies

You might have been surprised to hear about cyberbullying ten years ago but these days it’s a well-known risk of participating on virtually any social media site on the internet. We all know the drill: there are nasty people out … Continue reading

How to kid-proof your tech

Sometimes technology and children just don’t mix. Whether it’s inappropriate content on the internet or kids’ inability to treat expensive devices with care, there are heaps of reasons why you might be afraid of your kids using your electronics. However, … Continue reading

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