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Kano: a Kit for Kids who Code

Kano: a Kit for Kids who Code

| October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

There’s been a lot of talk recently about how to teach kids to code. It’s a great idea but the material is so dense that it’s left many wondering how we can make it accessible to children. Well, a company called Kano may have figured it out. Kano started off as a Kickstarter project and […]

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Effects of Too Much Screen Time

Effects of Too Much Screen Time

| October 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Spending the whole day staring at a screen doesn’t sound healthy but new research may prove what we already believe to be true. Too much screen time may impact your child’s interpersonal skills and psychological development. A recent study out of UCLA suggests that too much screen time could be taking a toll on your […]

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Back to School: Cyberbullying and Digital Safety Tips

Back to School: Cyberbullying and Digital Safety Tips

| September 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 a very important time to provide clear guidelines for your child regarding their use of […]

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Do you Know What Schools are Doing with Your Kids’ Private Data?: Two Things You Can Do to Make Sure Your Child's Data Is Protected

Do you Know What Schools are Doing with Your Kids’ Private Data?: Two Things You Can Do to Make Sure Your Child’s Data Is Protected

| September 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Parents in the digital age have a lot to worry about when it comes to their child’s online safety: privacy protection, cyberbullying, predation, adult content, the list goes on. But many parents think that is where the concerns end. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. You need to be aware that your child’s data, collected and […]

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Netflix Parental Controls Revised

Netflix Parental Controls Revised

| August 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Netflix has updated their parental control settings with the use of “Profiles” for each person using the account. The control options are the same, and the content-ratings are consistent with those used in the previous options. Here’s what you need to do to either update your parental control settings, or activate them: 1. Using a […]

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Kickstarter Has Stopped Vetting Projects

Kickstarter Has Stopped Vetting Projects

| June 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

“Don’t believe everything you read on the internet” – Abraham Lincoln. The internet is 25 years old as of this year and you probably know by now that you shouldn’t trust everything you find online to be 100% true. This is the golden rule of the internet and it is particularly important to remember when […]

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Snapchat: How to Delete Your Snaps

Snapchat: How to Delete Your Snaps

| June 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 app, you may want to know how to permanently delete images. Deleting Images from Your […]

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Productivity Apps for Families and Teens

Productivity Apps for Families and Teens

| June 10, 2014 | Comments (1)

There really is an app for everything, including family productivity/organization. Having now reached 1.2 million apps, the iTunes App Store has countless productivity apps, but some are more useful than others for families with hectic schedules.   1. Cozi Family Organizer  Considered a “must have” by the Today Show, Cozi features a color-coded calendar, shopping […]

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The Yoursphere App for iOS

The Yoursphere App for iOS

| April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

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’ interests (fashion, animals & pets, sports, performing arts, movies & TV, books, travel, charitable causes, […]

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How to Set Parental Controls on Kindle Fire HD

How to Set Parental Controls on Kindle Fire HD

| April 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Amazon’s Kindle isn’t just for reading your favorite author’s newest novel anymore. The new Kindle Fire HD can do anything a laptop or tablet can do. This means, if you have children who use the Kindle, you should know how to enable its parental control settings so that your child can have an age-appropriate experience. […]

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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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What Does a Safe Online Experience Mean for Your Child?

What Does a Safe Online Experience Mean for Your Child?

| January 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

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, they’re pretty much meaningless — even if they still hold true as standards that you […]

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Ask.fm – What It Is and What Parents Need to Know

Ask.fm – What It Is and What Parents Need to Know

| August 15, 2013 | Comments (1)

“Ask.fm is a toxic site. Toxic means: poisonous, virulent, noxious, deadly, dangerous, harmful, injurious, pernicious. And that’s exactly what Ask.fm is to people your age, and even adults. And shame on the people that started that site.” Those are the exact words I said to my 12 and 14 year old boys when we were […]

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Instagram – Is It Okay for Kids? What Parents Need to Know

Instagram – Is It Okay for Kids? What Parents Need to Know

| February 8, 2012 | Comments (366)

In many ways, and without reinventing the wheel, Instagram is changing the way people share photos with each other. The mobile app, which is only available on the iPhone, is steadily growing in popularity among the kid and teen crowds, causing parents to take notice and ask, what exactly is Instagram, and is there anything […]

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Introducing Your Child to Social Networking: Ten Must-Know Tips for Parents

Introducing Your Child to Social Networking: Ten Must-Know Tips for Parents

| September 26, 2011 | Comments (2)

You’ve likely joined Facebook because you understand that social networking can be a valuable tool to keep up with family and friends. Or perhaps you are a business professional and use Twitter and LinkedIn because of the value it brings to your business.  Maybe you don’t social network, but your friends do and you’ve heard them […]

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An Easy Guide to Teaching Online Privacy to Your Child

An Easy Guide to Teaching Online Privacy to Your Child

| August 19, 2011 | Comments (1)

The online privacy risks that our children face increase as they get older; and this is for several reasons: they’re getting more involved in social networks (as are their friends), they’re using the Internet more often for school research, and they’re growing more curious about the world around them. And if you’re like me, I […]

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