Tips for you and your family's safety, security, and health take center stage on this week’s “Consumer 101.”


First up: Jen Stockburger, director of test track operations, gives an in-depth look at how CR tests car seats and how to tell if one is properly installed.


Next: We explain how DIY home security systems work—and what to consider when shopping for one.


And finally, Food Editor Paul Hope offers five easy tips that help you eat healthier in a snap.


Watch “Consumer 101” this Saturday on NBC. Check your local listings for times, or stream it online on Hulu or

'Consumer 101' Spotlight

How to Protect Your Privacy

Today’s innovative, connected products bring promises of greater ease and convenience for our daily lives. But there’s a dark side: With so many products and services collecting and potentially sharing data, your personal privacy is at a greater risk than ever before. 


Watch these "Consumer 101" videos for simple steps on how you can take back control, thwart hackers, and protect your privacy.

More About Jack Rico

Jack Rico's curious nature fits right in at CR. Born and raised in Queens, N.Y., he’s a frequent contributor to NBC’s "Today" and He also made history as a journalist when he co-anchored Univision’s first Spanish-language morning newscast in New York City. Join him every Saturday morning with “Consumer 101” on NBC.