With a second grader in the house who is increasingly reliant on the computer for homework and projects, I'm finding myself becoming much more vigilant about what he's doing when online, and researching ways to be better about monitoring screen and game time online.... [More]
As parents, we're huge proponents, obviously, of Internet safety and the many tools and services to help us out in that arena. ... [More]
My Facebook activity has dropped off lately because I realized how much time I was spending on it--but also in part because of the confusing Facebook privacy changes that they seem to be making continually, sometimes unbeknownst to their users.
With today's anticipated News Feed announcement (being able to filter your feed to Facebook Graph search update allowing profiles to be searchable in the near future, seems there's always good reason to just double check that your privacy settings are up-to-date.
Any time I talk to a parent with tweens, the conversation eventually turns to the kinds of technology they are using, which then eventually turns into a Q&A session of me asking about cell phone usage, social media usage, cyber bullying (gasp!) and anything else that I fear for when my kids hit that age. ... [More]
Having worked with a security company for years on the PR side, I'm super vigilant about what information I put out there, and more importantly, what networks I use to access information. (Those cybercriminals are more sophisticated than you can ever imagine.) ... [More]
Q: Is there a safe kids' browser that I can put on my iPad or phone for my son? Or do I have to just find a way to block sites on Safari somehow? Thanks! -Ellen K ... [More]
Unless you're watching your child like a hawk every second she's got it in her hands, you might be surprised what sorts of trouble a kid can get into with an iPod, with just a couple of innocent clicks. What you might also not know is that the iPod Touch has a slew of settings and restrictions that really can make it a safer device for kids. ... [More]
With all these Facebook updates coming in rapid succession, including ones to my beloved Instagram, it can be hard to keep up with all the changes. So when we heard about the new Graph Search announced just yesterday, we had our fingers crossed that it would be something cool and not require us to head straight for our privacy settings to shut everything down. ... [More]
Yes, we all make New Year's Resolutions to eat better and work out more and blah blah blah. Cue the leftover cheesecake entering my mouth at 10AM on January 1. But if you're online at all (hi there) I've put together a few tech resolutions you should definitely consider adding to your list. ... [More]
Q: My pre-teen wants an iPad or Kindle Fire for Christmas. Are there good Internet filters available for these devices? -Karen ... [More]
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