Filed in : Apple, Parental Controls, Parenting in the Digital World

I had not yet included a post about Guided Access, but the great people at Protect Young Minds did today, so I want to feature it. Apple has continued to make progress with providing parents and schools with tools to make iPhone and iPad use safer for kids, and Guided Access is an example of one of those features. The […] Read More

Filed in : Filtering, Parental Controls, Parenting in the Digital World, Pornography Concerns

I read an article yesterday that gave the opinions of several mom bloggers on parental controls. It was obvious that many of them didn't really think they were necessary or considered parental controls to be more for spying on their children or alerting to cyber bullying etc. The harmful and addictive nature of pornography should make it the number one […] Read More

Filed in : Parental Controls

My goal with SCP is protecting kids' devices from exposure to porn etc. but in the battle against pornography, it is also critically important to protect their minds so they have the proper response when they are faced with it. I would like to say IF, but sadly, technology being how it is, when is more likely. The evidence (Fight The […] Read More

Filed in : Parental Controls

Since its Thursday release, Pokemon go has taken the world, and its inhabitants of all ages, by storm. This new sensation has boosted Nintendo's market value by over $9 billion so far and led to some unbelievable news stories from CNN along the way. The smart phone app successfully promotes outdoor activity in a way that gaming never has before. In some […] Read More

Filed in : OpenDNS, Parental Controls, Products, Safe Browsers

The products for parental controls and protection keep improving. There are more products with better features today than ever before which is very good news for families. Parents need to understand that when we put technology into our kids' hands we also need to accept responsibility for protecting them and that there might be costs associated with that. But, I […] Read More

Filed in : Apple, Apps, Parental Controls

When it comes to parental controls, I generally recommend that parents take advantage of the parental control features that come with a device and then add additional controls as needed (as long as the two together are not in conflict with each other). Manufacturers of mobile devices have continued to improve the features and options that can help you protect […] Read More

Filed in : Discounts, Parental Controls, Products

The management and control that has been available for corporate networks for years is finally available to families in a simple and user-friendly product called Circle. Computer geeks with really deep pockets could subscribe to products for their home that offered the technology that corporations have been using, but that wasn't feasible for most people. There have been a few […] Read More

Filed in : Android, Apps, Parental Controls, Products

Flexibility, choice, freedom, variety - they are part of the appeal of android devices. And yet, it is those same characteristics that make it trickier to give instructions and advice to parents for protecting kids' on those devices. This article from Android Community gives a nice overview of parental control setup and apps for android devices. Android tablets are useful […] Read More

Filed in : Parental Controls, Parenting in the Digital World

The truth is most parents do not begin using parental controls soon enough. They incorrectly think that their kids are too young to need them. First, let me say that parental controls in this context simply means taking steps to make sure that your child does not come into contact with undesirable or harmful content while using a computer or […] Read More

Filed in : Discounts, Parental Controls, Products

 As you can imagine, my kids have put up with their share of parental control products over the years. I was always trying out new ones and they were my fairly cooperative guinea pigs. Mobicip was the first product that I tried once they were allowed to have smartphones. At that time, Mobicip was merely a safe browser. Now, Mobicip […] Read More