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Archive for December, 2012

How to Make the Kindle Fire Safe and Age-Appropriate for Your Child

How to Make the Kindle Fire Safe and Age-Appropriate for Your Child

| December 18, 2012 | Comments (13)

As far as tablets go, the new Kindle Fire is one of the best family-friendly values out there. The 7-inch version retails for $174 and is a great e-reader and entertainment tablet that the whole family can enjoy, granted the right safeguards are in place. In order to give your child a rich, age-appropriate experience […]

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How to Set Up Parental Controls on the Wii U

How to Set Up Parental Controls on the Wii U

| December 13, 2012 | Comments (1)

Nintendo has consistently been one of the best family- friendly video game console makers. Additionally, their video game lineup is much more family-friendly than Microsoft’s or Sony’s, they offer some of the most comprehensive parental controls available and their handheld game devices have limited Internet access, which means your children can play online with their […]

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Safe Holiday Tech Gadgets – Five Things Every Parent Should Do

Safe Holiday Tech Gadgets – Five Things Every Parent Should Do

| December 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

The countdown to Christmas has already started. Santa’s elves need help, so you may have asked your children to create a holiday wish list, and if your kids are like mine, there’s at least one technology gadget on their list this year. My 8-year-old wants a new iPod, my 12-year-old a new Xbox and my […]

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Introducing Children to the Internet

Introducing Children to the Internet

| December 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

*This is a guest editorial post from Gecko Monitor. Parents of younger children will probably have noticed the keen interest and curiosity that they show towards computer use. Being able to press a button or move a mouse and have an instant reaction on screen inhabits the same pleasure that kids get from toys that […]

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How to Set Windows 8 Family Safety

How to Set Windows 8 Family Safety

| December 4, 2012 | Comments (5)

The Parental Controls in Windows 8, now called Family Safety, can be used to filter websites, set time limits on computer use, monitor and restrict apps purchased from the Windows Store and send activity reports via e-mail to parents–the latter of the two being the biggest improvements between 7 and 8. For those of you […]

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