Family IT

How to Protect Your Family’s Digital Lives

Long gone are the days of the single computer household and mobile phones being a luxury item. With two little ones at home, my family has already accumulated more technology (one iPad, two mobile phones, two laptops and one desktop computer) than we know what to do with.

Plus, we task all of these devices with creating and storing enormous quantities of information that remains central to our lives – from personal photos, videos and music to important work and household documents. At the same time, all of these devices being connected to the Internet, making our digital lives more on the go than ever: nine out of ten households in the US have three or more devices connected to the Internet now.

When today's kids turn into teenagers, these “digital natives” will be integrating technology more deeply into their own lives than any other generation, and the pervasiveness of devices, all with important data on them, will only get broader.