About Melanie

Melanie Rhora is a certified abuse prevention trainer, cyber security expert, mom and founder of Cyber Smart Canada Inc. She gets what it is like to parent in a digital world. The fantastic thing is with her security background, she has transformed this knowledge into power for you as a parent to keep our kids safe. She's on a serious mission to help communities Get Cyber SMART and help families create a balanced approach to online safety. It is really possible, and you don’t have to live without technology to make it happen.

The Dangers of Live Streaming

The dangers of live streaming video are there for everyone, but it is especially important to understand them when children are

The Dangers of Live Streaming 2017-03-07T10:02:14+00:00

A Parents Guide to Roblox Safety

Roblox is a game-creation site where users can design and upload their own games.  There are over 44 million active users

A Parents Guide to Roblox Safety 2017-02-28T08:58:48+00:00

Safeguarding Personal Information Online

This may be the Most Important Lesson you can teach your kids about being online! Our children are more trusting online

Safeguarding Personal Information Online 2017-02-19T13:59:51+00:00

Best Ways to Protect Your Device from Malware

Malware is short for malicious software, it’s software designed with criminal intent.  Often used to steal information, hold your family pictures for

Best Ways to Protect Your Device from Malware 2017-01-29T21:11:33+00:00

Top 10 Blacklisted Apps for 2017

I’m asked all the time about certain apps and if they are safe. To make raising your tech-savvy kids in the digital

Top 10 Blacklisted Apps for 2017 2017-01-25T11:47:23+00:00

Perfect Tween Gift Idea

It’s that time of year, where parents, grandparents, and (amazing) aunts are all hunting for elusive perfect gift for the tween or

Perfect Tween Gift Idea 2016-12-06T10:30:46+00:00

A parents guide to Musical.ly

This parents guide to Musical.ly will give you all you need to know about this popular app and some tips to keep

A parents guide to Musical.ly 2016-11-27T11:22:00+00:00

What Is Cyber Bullying?

Late last week, Melania Trump vowed to end cyber bullying as her cause if her husband is elected president.  It seems more

What Is Cyber Bullying? 2016-11-15T06:26:55+00:00

Why kids shouldn’t sleep with their phones

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, our kids are constantly connected.  The 2016 participACTION study found that Canadian kids spend an average of

Why kids shouldn’t sleep with their phones 2016-11-15T08:54:27+00:00