Monthly Archives: April 2013

By on 04-29-2013

qustodio blog - How to Talk to Your Child about Online PredatorsIf you had to name the top three most painful and uncomfortable topics to talk to your kids about, I'd be willing to bet two of them would be: sex and evil. It sucks to have to tell your kids that there are bad people in the world, and as for the birds and the bees talk, it just seems unnatural to have to breech that topic with your 12-year old. Unfortunately, with more and more parents reporting that their kids' childhood is pretty much over by the age of 12, we may need to have these discussions earlier than we thought. Read more


By on 04-26-2013

qustodio blog - Is Technology Killing Your Child's Creativity?So many parents are concerned about privacy and safety restrictions on their child's Smartphone (and rightfully so!) that they neglect to think about some of the other negative repercussions of their kids' phone use. If you're one of them, you may want to think about whether having too much technology at their fingertips could be robbing your youngsters of their creativity. Consider this: Read more


By on 04-24-2013

qustodio blog - netiquetteWe've talked a lot about the pros and cons of kids using tablets, phones, and other digital devices at various ages. Whatever your opinion happens to be about how young is too young, however, the fact remains that youngsters are experimenting with technology and even social media at… Read more


By on 04-22-2013

qustodio blog - instagram bullyingIf you've ever took cute pictures of your kids or your cat with Instagram and then made them even cuter with the app's cool filters before sharing them with all of your friends, then you probably think Instagram is harmless. Not so much. Instagram, like so… Read more


By on 04-19-2013

qustodio blog - 4 Surprising Facts about Online GamingSo your tween or teen says online games are cool, huh? We agree! Technology has afforded game developers the tools they need to create incredible gaming platforms with amazing graphics and complex, albeit somewhat addictive, plot lines. Unfortunately,… Read more


By on 04-17-2013

qustodio blog - children and safe bloggingWith all of the concern over kids and Internet safety, you may be hesitant to let your child begin a blog. Blogs can be a great way for your child to express themselves and their creativity, however. Blogs encourage writing and digital… Read more


By on 04-15-2013

qustodio blog - Rehtaeh ParsonsYes, it's true. Yet another precious child has fallen victim to cyberbullying, and in the very worst way possible. Canadian teen Rehtaeh Parsons was first sexually assaulted, then viciously cyberbullied, and tragically hung herself last week. The story is all too familiar these days. Rehtaeh's name… Read more


By on 04-12-2013

As parents, it's our job to be informed about the threats to our child's safety and innocence, both online and off, but when it comes to things like online pornography, many of us are in the dark. To help shed some light on this sensitive subject, we've listed some common myths about Web-based porn along with… Read more


By on 04-08-2013

qustodio blog - dangers of online predatorsDespite horrific stories and statistics, we tend to think that being victimized by online predators is something that happens to other kids, not our own. Call it denial or a defense mechanism to protect our sanity, but whatever you name it, don’t… Read more


By on 04-02-2013

qustodio blog - 3 Signs You Need Parental Control Software ASAPAlthough we’d all love to think that we can wholeheartedly trust our little angels, there comes a time when a little extra vigilance is in order. When it comes to monitoring children’s online activities,… Read more