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Periscope: Don’t Let Strangers Spy on Your Child

It seems everyday there’s a new app on the market promising to be the next big thing but only a handful stick around. Well, Twitter’s new livestreaming app, Periscope, may in fact be “the next big thing” and it appears…

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Three Reading Apps for Kids

Reading apps can be expensive. And it’s no wonder. Reading apps have to keep their libraries up to date which means paying for the ebooks that your child will be reading. This usually means there will be an upfront cost,…

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4 Free Math Apps for Kids

With everything that people are using apps for these days, it’s no surprise that there is a wealth of educational apps out there. However, if you want an app that will help your child with spelling or, in this case,…

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YouTube Kids: Videos for Young Children

Update May 26, 2015: While this app seemed like a great idea when it first came out, it has since been discovered that inappropriate content is appearing in their videos as well as commercials. If Google doesn’t do anything about…

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Vine Kids: A Great App for Children

Whenever I hear that a site designed for adults is launching a service directed at children, I automatically cringe because so many sites and apps have tried and failed to provide a kid-friendly environment that complies with the Children’s Online…

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Facebook Rooms

We recently researched Facebook’s new app “Rooms” to determine if it is something you should be concerned about your child or teen using. After investigating the app, it’s likely the app won’t fall on their list of “must-haves” particularly because…

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Ad Blocking on Your Devices

A lot of the inappropriate content you may accidentally run into online is in the form of ads. Even sites that you think are totally benign could end up having an ad for Viagra pop up. So today, we’re bringing…

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Ignore No More

Let’s say your child is late getting back from school or practice and you’ve called with no luck; texted them to call you and you haven’t heard back, and now you’re running out of options (and patience). What do you…

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Disappearing Messaging Apps – What You Need to Know

Popularized by Snapchat, disappearing message apps are flooding online stores and becoming increasingly popular with users of all ages. Social media is an undeniable part of the social lives of young people, where they interact with their friends and peers…

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Snapchat: How to Delete Your Snaps

We’ve written about Snapchat on this site before, and we have mixed feelings, to say the least, about the popular image sharing app. If your child has a Snapchat on their phone or tablet or if you yourself have the…

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10 Android Parental Control Apps

I have received a number of requests from parents looking for solutions to make sure their child’s Android devices are family-friendly ready and safety-enabled. Unlike iOS on Apple mobile devices, Android does not offer any significant parental control capabilities, so…

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The Yoursphere App for iOS

Keeping all the best parts of Yoursphere at your fingertips, wherever you go! After working extensively with developers, the Yoursphere app is here, offering all of what makes Yoursphere so unique: customizable profiles, joining or creating spheres centered around members’…

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App Review: A Day in the Zoo

Compatibility: iOS (iPhone 4+, iPad 1+) and Android (4.0.3+) Release date: Oct 15, 2013 Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese Price: $2.99 A Day in the Zoo is an interactive mobile app designed for toddlers (12-24 months old) – right around that time…

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