Tag Archives: parental controls
Posted on 12. Jun, 2012 by lynette.
As summer nears, the hours logged by kids and families with entertainment such as video games are about to go up. Guest blogger Johner Riehl, founder of Family Friendly Video Games, has some great insight into the trends in video games and provides resources below to help you as you decide which games are best for your family this summer.
Posted on 13. Apr, 2012 by lynette.
Over the next 10 weeks, we’ll be highlighting resources on multiple topics as it relates to helping your kids with safe and responsible technology use. This week, we’re featuring a few tips on parental controls and 3 of the more popular eReaders: the Nook, Kindle Fire, and the Apple iPad.
eReaders are a fantastic way to encourage reading among kids. While there is a big upfront cost for the reader, they give you access to huge libraries of books at no or low cost. In the end, it may be a cost savings for you, depending on how much your kids like to read.
Most of the newer eReaders have a browser, a way to get out onto the vast world of the Internet. They can also download apps, movies, and music. They’ve all been designed for the masses, and not necessarily with parents and kids in mind. Ideally, this will shift over time, but for now there are many families who need to know what they’re getting into when they decide to buy their kids an eReader.
Posted on 20. Jan, 2011 by lynette.
By all accounts, this year’s show broke many attendance records: 140,000 attendees, 30,000 from outside the U.S., 2,700 companies exhibiting, and 22 well-known CEOs presenting over the 4 days in Las Vegas. Yet even with all of the glitz, hype and self-congratulation everywhere, I felt an uncertainty of how much some of these new advances would change the way we live accompanied by a sinking feeling that nobody really cared about how much it might impact our kids.