Siri’s Security Problem: What Everyone Needs to Know
For some, Siri is a fun feature to use on their iPhone. For others, it’s a utilitarian tool. I use Siri mainly as a tool, but sometimes, I have fun with my kids asking questions and waiting to see what…Read More
Three Features in Instagram Parents and Teens Need to Know About
As we have discussed before on Yoursphere for Parents, Instagram is one of the most popular social media apps among kids and teens. While they do a wonderful job of making it easy and fun to share pictures, the app…Read More
Has Facebook Been Hurting Your Mental Health?
People use Facebook for any number of reasons: keeping in touch with friends, organizing events, learning about current events, etc. But does Facebook actually make us happy? Or does it, as some researchers believe, promote feelings of loneliness and depression?…Read More
How To Have a Safe iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad
If you’re considering buying your child any one of these iOS devices this Christmas season, be sure you enable the Parental Controls that are built in. These great products are not only entertainment and educational tools, but they’re mini computers…Read More
Apple’s New Family Sharing Plan And The Frustration With It
I personally love Apple products. I have an iPhone, my kids have iPhones, my youngest has an iPod Touch, we’re all big fans. And at Yoursphere for Parents, the editorial team was really excited about the announcement of Family Sharing….Read More
Back to School: Cyberbullying and Digital Safety Tips
Perhaps this year is the first year your child has been required to use a computer for school. Maybe it’s the first time they’ve gone to school with a smartphone in their backpack. No matter what the circumstance, now is…Read More
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…Read More
What Does a Safe Online Experience Mean for Your Child?
Originally published on When we think of the word safe in the context of our children, other words that come to mind usually include secure and protected. When you apply the definition of those words to our children’s online activities,…Read More
10 Tips for Safe Online Shopping This Holiday Season
‘Tis the season for Internet scams! Below are 10 things to keep in mind as you hunt for those online deals this holiday season. Ignore suspicious offers via email: Three out of four spam attachments are malicious in nature. The…Read More
How to Give Your Child or Teen a Happy, Healthy and Safe Gaming Experience This Christmas
If your child has been eyeing your tablet and thinks of it as their go-to gaming device, you should forget about the Xbox One and PS4, or games like Grand Theft Auto 5, Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts…Read More
How to Teach Your Children to Make Smart Online Choices
No matter what the device your child uses—whether it’s a tablet, an iPod Touch, a smartphone or a laptop—it’s critical to their development that you teach them the how to make healthy choices online. We welcome you to download a…Read More
Your Smartphone is Your Vehicle, but are You a Responsible Driver?
This article was written by mspy.com. The power of the internet and proliferation of mobile devices have been changing the way we do things. Young people have always been the frontrunners of the new, creating digital trends and embracing technologies…Read More