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Blog // Connect Michigan

Clare County First in State to Join Innovative Broadband Expansion Effort

By CMI Staff

Leaders enlist in Connect Michigan’s Connected program to bridge technology gap, boost economy, and quality of life Clare County, MI - Clare County leaders Tuesday became the first in the state to enroll their community in an innovative program that seeks to boost the local economy and quality of life for residents though increased access, adoption, and use of broadband. Staff from Connect Michigan, the statewide nonprofit promoting broadband expansion, led 16 Clare County leaders through the steps of the new “Connected” community certification program that offers a comprehensive and localized way for communities to bridge the digital divide...

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Protecting Children Online

By CMI Staff

As a follow-up to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, below are tips to help you stay safe online:   1. Keep the computer in a family room where you can monitor computer use (under 10). 2. Use parental controls. Parental Controls to help manage how your children use the computer. For example, you can set limits on your children's access to the web, the hours that they can log on to the computer, and which games they can play and programs they can run. 3. Teach children never to meet an online friend offline unless you are with them. 4. Find out what e-mail and instant messaging accounts they have and (while...

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