Books

Beware of Fake Retail Apps

There are more than two million apps in the iTunes App Store and discovering the most helpful of these is difficult enough without the latest news reveal a surge in fake retail apps. As The New York Times reveals in a recent article, “The counterfeiters have masqueraded as… Read More

Amber & Jus Reign Driving Toronto in Gizmo-Filled Ride

I had a lot of fun on this ride with internet star Jus Reign, who gave me a lift to an #OYKO event. Check it out on Toronto Life’s YouTube and post below… “Amber MacArthur, who you might know better as Amber Mac, might just be Toronto’s… Read More

Media Coverage of “Outsmarting Your Kids Online”

New review from New York Parenting – see Print section below! Thank you to all our media friends for your interest in our new “Outsmarting Your Kids Online” book. Below you’ll find where our “Safety Handbook for Overwhelmed Parents” has been featured (we’ll be updating regularly) and don’t forget to check… Read More

12 Instagram Rules to Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer

I recently ran a contest in my weekly newsletter asking parents to share their online safety rules.  Sam Title, CEO of The Coffice, emailed me his family’s 12 Instagram guidelines.  He created this document to steer his 13-year-old daughter in the right direction.  In Outsmarting Your Kids Online, we talk a… Read More

Live Streaming: Truths, Consequences, Opportunities

When Periscope first launched in 2015, there were numerous news headlines warning users (and those in their lens’ way) about the dangers of live streaming.  As Motherboard explained in its March 26th post that year, “When you’re live streaming, you give away more than you likely would in… Read More

Amber Mac at Halifax Central Library

I went to King’s College for my Bachelor of Journalism degree and my brother lives in Halifax, so I’m super happy to be heading back to Halifax from 6:30-8pm on Tuesday, July 12th to speak about Outsmarting Your Kids Online! Catch me (for free) at the beautiful Halifax Central Library… RSVP… Read More

4 Apps & Hacks to Keep Kids Safe on Global TV

Thanks to Global TV Toronto & Montreal for having me on over the past few days to talk about our new book Outsmarting Your Kids Online. For anyone who missed these (or those who saw and want the links), here are the apps and hacks I mentioned. Manage Screentime On All… Read More

Reader Reviews of “Outsmarting Your Kids Online”

It’s been a whirlwind of activity since we launched our new “Outsmarting Your Kids Online” (check out the OYKO media coverage page as an example) but I wanted to create a place on my site where I could share what people have been saying about our “Safety Handbook for… Read More

NEW Book: Outsmarting Your Kids Online

For Moms and Dads, it’s increasingly difficult and stressful to parent. Not only are children more comfortable with technology than adults, they’re also getting better at hiding behind it. As a result, kids are diving into all sorts of dangerous situations online and parents aren’t equipped to save them. In… Read More