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Cyber Tip #3

Today, you’ll learn one thing that can help you overcome your fear and feel calmer when you use your devices. The PROTECT framework is an amazing tool that has transformed the way my students and clients use technology.

The word “PROTECT” is an acronym, so each letter contains an important step for your cyber journey. I cover these fully in my course, called “inner cyber.” The first letter P stands for P - Pause

Cybermonsters know we go through the day in a hurry, as we scroll our social media feeds or our email inbox. Most of the time, we have no time to stop, because we have a million things to do… Can you relate?

I learned that taking a few seconds to pause could be the big difference to keep my information safe and as a bonus, it reduces my stress.

When I pause, I prevent myself from clicking on something that may infect my device, or giving my information away without thinking why someone is asking for it - because it may be with malicious intent!

Nowadays, I pause all the time. I also repeat this phrase I learned from my coach Jean-Louis Rodrigue: “I have time.”

When you pause and breathe, you miraculously become better. Will you give it a try?

Live Happily Ever Cyber!

Sandra Estok, CEO and Founder of Way2Protect | Happily Ever Cyber!

Sandra Estok