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Goldieblox – Helping to Put A Dent on The STEM Deficit

| February 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

These are the sad facts many of us are familiar with. According to The World Economic Forum1: The United States ranks 52nd in the quality of science, technology engineering and math (STEM) education, and 5th (and declining) in overall global competitiveness. The United States ranks 27th in developed nations in the proportion of college students […]

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A Great Technology Solution that will Help Children with Dyslexia

A Great Technology Solution that will Help Children with Dyslexia

| February 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dyslexia occurs in 5% of children and can cause tremendous learning challenges for those with the disorder. Dyslexia makes it extremely difficult for children to learn to read fluently and with accurate comprehension despite the fact that these children have normal intelligence. The Yoursphere For Parents editorial team found a tool – a font that […]

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How to Give Your Child or Teen a Happy, Healthy and Safe Gaming Experience This Christmas

How to Give Your Child or Teen a Happy, Healthy and Safe Gaming Experience This Christmas

| December 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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 and consider these alternatives: For Toddlers and Younger Kids Make sure the tablet that you […]

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App Review: A Day in the Zoo

App Review: A Day in the Zoo

| October 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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 when they’re beginning to explore different sounds and imitate the world around them. An educational […]

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Your Smartphone is Your Vehicle, but are You a Responsible Driver?

Your Smartphone is Your Vehicle, but are You a Responsible Driver?

| September 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

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 to communicate, learn, create and now….to commute as well.  Cyber hitch-hiking is gaining momentum among […]

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eBLASTER Mobile - Smartphone Monitoring at its Finest

eBLASTER Mobile – Smartphone Monitoring at its Finest

| July 5, 2012 | Comments (1)

Monitoring your child’s mobile device and computer doesn’t make you a helicopter parent; it makes you a responsible parent. eBLASTER Mobile ($99.95) is a monitoring software solution for Android and Blackberry smartphones. It monitors your child’s text messages, call logs, geo-location and web browsing history. And much like eBLASTER, parents only need to assign an […]

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Spector Pro – The Ultimate Computer Monitoring System for Your Family

Spector Pro – The Ultimate Computer Monitoring System for Your Family

| July 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

Monitoring your child’s digital activity is responsible parenting.  It’s not an invasion of privacy or a reflection of lack of trust between you and your child. It’s a safety necessity. Spector Pro ($99.95) is a monitoring solution for Windows 7, Vista, XP and Apple OSX, brought to you by SpectorSoft. The software is extremely comprehensive […]

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Common Sense Media - A Hub of Advice and Reviews for Parents

Common Sense Media – A Hub of Advice and Reviews for Parents

| June 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

At Yoursphere for Parents we take pride in providing parents with information and advice on social networking and Internet safety. But as a resource that parents can turn to for advice on the movies, books, music and games that are appropriate (or not appropriate) for their children, I recommend looking no further than Common Sense […]

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Family iBoard Review - A Social Networking Tool Created Just for Families

Family iBoard Review – A Social Networking Tool Created Just for Families

| May 29, 2012 | Comments (1)

The Family iBoard, which is available for Windows, Mac OSX, and all iOS devices, gives your family their own secure Private Family Network. Think of it as a digitally secure safe where your family members can share private information and content with each other without worrying about their privacy being violated. It’s also a great way to keep […]

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Advice for Life App Review

Advice for Life App Review

| May 22, 2012 | Comments (1)

Advice for Life ($.99) is a new application by Parenting Bookmark that gives you a panel of parenting, relationship and health experts right on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The app grants you access to videos and podcasts created by the experts, their weekly updated tips and advice, as well as the ability to […]

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uKnowKids Software Review

uKnowKids Software Review

| May 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

uKnowKids is a new web-based monitoring system for your child’s smartphone and social network accounts. For testing purposes, our team used the “Premier” subscription which provides comprehensive monitoring on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, as well as Android-powered smartphones and Blackberry devices. Subscription prices vary depending on how many children you want to monitor, extra features […]

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Eliminate the Temptation – Best Ways to Prevent Your Teen from Texting While Driving

Eliminate the Temptation – Best Ways to Prevent Your Teen from Texting While Driving

| April 25, 2012 | Comments (4)

The recent and tragic case of the 17-year-old young man from Northern California who, while texting and driving, plowed into a family of three while they were riding bikes, killing the father and 9-year-old daughter, left me hyper-aware. Hyper-aware because that young man could’ve been one of my own sons; hyper-aware because in the bicycle-friendly […]

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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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Screen Retriever Review and Installation Guide

Screen Retriever Review and Installation Guide

| January 17, 2012 | Comments (2)

As a parent, I always want to know where my children are, who they’re hanging out with, and what they’re doing. I like to try and give them a balance between freedom and safety, let them grow and mature yet still make sure they don’t do anything that has the potential to harm them. This […]

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Two Solutions to Help You Detect Cyberbullying on Your Child’s Smartphone

Two Solutions to Help You Detect Cyberbullying on Your Child’s Smartphone

| October 27, 2011 | Comments (4)

I’ve said it time and time again: face-to-face communication with your child or teen about issues like cyberbullying and sexting, and the consequences of such actions, is the key to helping them make the smartest digital decisions. Of course, not all teens are willing to listen, let alone talk about the issues, and most young […]

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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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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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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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An Easy Way to Introduce and Teach Your Children Responsible Texting

An Easy Way to Introduce and Teach Your Children Responsible Texting

| August 31, 2011 | Comments (25)

Update 1/23/2013: The Text Free application now allows for picture messaging. I recommend that parents keep a close look at the content of their children’s texts just to make sure they’re talking about age-appropriate content. At what age is it OK for your child to have a cell phone?  Better yet, a smartphone? If your […]

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Review: Parental Options Software

Review: Parental Options Software

| February 16, 2011 | Comments (0)

I think the steps that Parental Options has taken with their software sort of symbolizes “the future” of software as a tool to help parents keep their kids safe online. There’s no doubt that education and talking to your kids about Internet safety is, and always will be, the key to having Internet-safety smart kids, […]

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