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Archive for March, 2012

How to Delete That Unwanted Google+ Profile of Your Child

How to Delete That Unwanted Google+ Profile of Your Child

| March 30, 2012 | Comments (2)

The other day my son asked if he could have a YouTube account of his own. He enjoys listening to music and watching the sports videos on the site. He’s 13 now so I said yes. While the intention was for me to help him create his account, he jumped right in and suddenly he […]

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A Better, More Progressive Internet for Our Children

A Better, More Progressive Internet for Our Children

| March 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

The other day I read an interesting column on Forbes.com called “Avoiding a Precautionary Principle for the Internet”. In the article, Adam Thierer voices his concern with adopting a “precautionary principle” as it relates to the progression of Internet technologies. The precautionary principle that he mentions is the notion that since every current or future […]

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Internet Cookies – What They Are and How to Block Them

Internet Cookies – What They Are and How to Block Them

| March 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

If you’re like most parents, the first time you heard of Internet cookies you probably wondered to yourself, ‘what the heck are cookies?’ Well, simply put, cookies are small, often encrypted (protected) text-only files that reside on your web browser or computer’s memory. In a nutshell, cookies are used to make your web-browsing experience a […]

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How to Easily Block Ads on Your Child’s Computer

How to Easily Block Ads on Your Child’s Computer

| March 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

The idea of ad companies and marketing firms having an “online profile” of your child based on their web browsing habits is of definite concern. Unfortunately, this isn’t just an idea; it’s a reality. In fact, it’s how companies like Google and Yahoo! make money. One of the key methods used to collect this data […]

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Ranger Browser - A Safe Browser for Your Child's iPhone, iPad or Android

Ranger Browser – A Safe Browser for Your Child’s iPhone, iPad or Android

| March 1, 2012 | Comments (2)

Tablets and smartphones are great tools for entertaining and educating our children. And as a mother of five, I know just how great of a distraction they can be on those long road trips where the only thing the kids want other than food and sleep is to be entertained. I’m sure most parents would […]

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