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Archive for September, 2011

How to Disable FaceTime on Your Child’s iDevice or Macbook

How to Disable FaceTime on Your Child’s iDevice or Macbook

| September 28, 2011 | Comments (1)

Simply put, my 10-year-old son was heartbroken when he dropped and cracked his iPod Touch earlier this year. He took it rough. After all, he couldn’t play his favorite mobile games and he couldn’t listen to his music—I know, tragic for a 10-year old. Last week I figured he had endured this pain long enough, […]

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Introducing Your Child to Social Networking: Ten Must-Know Tips for Parents

Introducing Your Child to Social Networking: Ten Must-Know Tips for Parents

| September 26, 2011 | Comments (2)

You’ve likely joined Facebook because you understand that social networking can be a valuable tool to keep up with family and friends. Or perhaps you are a business professional and use Twitter and LinkedIn because of the value it brings to your business.  Maybe you don’t social network, but your friends do and you’ve heard them […]

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Facebook Monitoring Solutions for Parents

Facebook Monitoring Solutions for Parents

| September 20, 2011 | Comments (10)

For parents who have made the conscious decision to allow their kids or tweens to use Facebook, there are several monitoring solutions out there that can help you keep an eye on their activity, and more importantly, keep them safe. Figuring out which one works best, however, can be a pain. Below is an in-depth […]

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Funny Friday – Webcam 101 for Seniors

Funny Friday – Webcam 101 for Seniors

| September 16, 2011 | Comments (0)

Bruce Huffman, 89, and his wife Esther, 79, are enjoying some YouTube fame after their granddaughter uploaded a candid video of the couple. Apparently, the same granddaughter was teaching them how to use the webcam on their new laptop. Without knowing the webcam was recording, Bruce and Esther went about their business, trying to figure […]

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Five iPhone Games That Are Safe and Fun

Five iPhone Games That Are Safe and Fun

| September 13, 2011 | Comments (3)

It can be tough to sort through mobile games in the iTunes App Store, especially if you’re a parent looking for a game that won’t bombard your kid with ads, virtual currency or inappropriate content. And unless you know where to look, a game’s rating can be a little tricky to find since it doesn’t […]

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The Declaration of Digital Citizenship

The Declaration of Digital Citizenship

| September 9, 2011 | Comments (0)

When I read Richard Guerry’s Declaration of Digital Citizenship for the first time in the Social Networking Safety group in Facebook, I absolutely loved it. However, I wanted to know more, so I came up with a list of questions for Richard that would allow me, and you, to better understand exactly why this declaration […]

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11 Mobile Parental Controls from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint & T-Mobile

11 Mobile Parental Controls from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint & T-Mobile

| September 7, 2011 | Comments (4)

Finding a mobile plan that’s right for your family can be tough. And I’m not talking about deciding which texting or minutes plan to get, I am talking about parental control plans that help you manage your children’s texting, talking and mobile web browsing usage. The four main providers—Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile—all offer very […]

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