A team of cyber security and internet safety experts have launched the world’s first online membership service, designed to help parents protect their families from threats like cyber bullying, sextortion, social media hijacking, online grooming, fraud, email hacking and identity theft.
Founder, 32-year-old cyber security expert Jonny Pelter, is building a team of industry experts in internet safety to support members in the online community. For example, Elizabeth Milovidov, is onboard bringing with her a legal background in child online protection, digital citizenship and digital parenting.
Similar to the cost of one coffee per month, parents will be able to assess what protection their family needs, then receive expert guidance on how to get their protection in place, via video tutorials, instruction manuals and podcasts.
The online community provides video tutorials, step-by-step instructions, a discussion forum and personal coaching calls, to empower parents with the ‘know-how’ to protect their families from online threats.
Do you know the signs that indicate your child is being cyber bullied? Bullying is no longer limited to the playground. With every re-tweet and share, your children will be forced to re-live these horrible experiences over and over again in the safety of their own bedrooms.
Somebody applies for a credit card under your name…do you know what to do? Identity theft is where cyber criminals use stolen documentation to impersonate us. They can defraud us, commit crimes in our name and bring devastation to the victim’s life. Some victims have even been left homeless as a result.
Your daughter is recorded naked with her own laptop webcam and they’re demanding £800 ransom. Would you know how to help? Sextortion is where someone we don’t know uses nude media of us to extort us out of large sums of money. Revenge porn is similar but where someone you know posts explicit media of you online in an attempt to ruin your reputation.
Do you know how to spot a fake social media profile? Social media sites and online games provide sexual predators with the perfect tools to impersonate young children, select their victims and then communicate with them out of their parent’s sight.
Kids are curious. What protection have you put in place to ensure your kids don’t see explicit content such as porn, ISIS beheadings, videos promoting self-harm or games encouraging drug use? Whether it is accidentally or on purpose, there are things we can easily put in place to prevent this happening to our kids.
Account Hacking & Fraud
Your email or social media accounts get hijacked. How do you quickly recover them? How do you prevent it happening again? Hackers use powerful password cracking tools and malware to break into our online accounts. Then, because the vast majority of us use the same password for all websites, they then hack into all the other online accounts we have.
Parents can ask questions and receive personal support direct from industry experts via the online discussion forum, monthly Q&A webinars or 1-to-1 coaching calls.
Frustrated by the lack of quality and affordable support available to everyday families, founder of Simple Cyber Life Jonny Pelter, said:
“The current way of supporting parents with a once-per-year school talk is ineffective. These talks bombard them with alarming stories of everything that can go wrong and there is no support for them after they leave. They return home with more questions than answers.
Paralysed by the complexity of it all, it results in them implementing no protection at all. Instead, we’re creating a network of like-minded parents and internet safety experts that parents can tap into, to get the support they need. For only £3.99 per month, parents will have direct access to experts, delivered to them at home, whenever they need it – like having their own personal trainer, just for internet safety.”
You can sign up for the community here.