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Archive for December, 2010

People I Admire – Christopher Burgess

People I Admire – Christopher Burgess

| December 30, 2010 | Comments (2)

Christopher and I met at the PII Conference in Seattle this year. We sat down, had lunch, and talked about what each of us does for a living. We knew each other to some extent thanks to messages or comments exchanged on various social media outlets, but meeting Christopher in real life was definitely a […]

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Setting the Wii Parental Controls

Setting the Wii Parental Controls

| December 28, 2010 | Comments (6)

Post Christmas, the Wii maintains its status as the number one gaming console in U.S. households—that means parents should know how to set the parental controls. The idea of turning on the Wii and setting the parental controls prior to handing it over to your children can be a bit daunting, so I put together […]

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Secret Santa’s Heartwarming Generosity

Secret Santa’s Heartwarming Generosity

| December 17, 2010 | Comments (0)

If you don’t believe in Santa anymore you probably should, because he’s alive and well—at least in Kansas City. An anonymous man has taken it upon himself to tape a fake beard to his face, put on a red suit, and hand out $100 bills to unsuspecting strangers in homeless shelters and thrift stores. On […]

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Yoursphere For Parents Hall of Admiration

Yoursphere For Parents Hall of Admiration

| December 16, 2010 | Comments (0)

Over the past year, I’ve met and spoke with some really great moms and dads. Their stories have been a source of motivation for me, and they’ve supported me in every aspect of my business. Most importantly, each and every one of them works towards making the world a better place for families. And each […]

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Another Reason to Install YouTube Safety Mode

Another Reason to Install YouTube Safety Mode

| December 15, 2010 | Comments (0)

49-year-old David Rock, a sex offender on YouTube who has 102,000 subscribers on his channel, Davidsfarm, was just recently “booted off” YouTube. An article in the Toronto Sun pointed out that back in the early 90s, Rock was convicted of several sexual assaults on teenage boys. He pleaded guilty to seven, and four more were […]

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How to Disable Username and Password Autofill Feature

How to Disable Username and Password Autofill Feature

| December 15, 2010 | Comments (0)

Though the autofill feature has proven to save us time, sometimes you just don’t want your username and password to automatically be filled, especially if they’re tied to a security feature for your kids. Here’s a quick guide for the most popular browsers: Firefox: Tools –> Options –> “Security” tab –> Passwords: adjust the settings […]

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People I Admire – Jeff & Reggie from Parental Options

People I Admire – Jeff & Reggie from Parental Options

| December 13, 2010 | Comments (0)

Once in a while you get to meet someone who just blows you away with the dedication they have to their job. They’re doing what they want to do, they’re passionate about it, and most of all, they’re good at it. And that’s exactly how I felt when I sat down with Jeff and Reggie […]

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Openbook – Points Out Your Shared Personal Information, Thanks to Facebook

Openbook – Points Out Your Shared Personal Information, Thanks to Facebook

| December 9, 2010 | Comments (1)

Any stalkers or identity thieves out there would find a gold mine in Openbook. All they have to do is type “here’s my phone number” or “here’s my address”, and they’re instantly presented with a list of Facebook users who openly disclose this information in their status updates. Granted, the Facebook users who tend to […]

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Yoursphere on Lifetime - Part 2

Yoursphere on Lifetime – Part 2

| December 7, 2010 | Comments (2)

Watch Part 1 here. Watch Part 3 here.

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Online Safety Tips for Your Kids’ Holiday Gifts

Online Safety Tips for Your Kids’ Holiday Gifts

| December 2, 2010 | Comments (3)

Every year there are a handful of gifts that everyone goes ga-ga over, and lately it seems that every year these gifts become more and more “techy”. Kids used to want bikes, RC cars, dolls, and Lego sets; now it’s iPods, cell phones, and laptops. Not to say that this is necessarily a bad thing—times […]

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