By on 10-19-2012

amanda todd suicide cyberbullyingAmanda, victim of cyberbullyingWe’ve all heard stories about kids being bullied online, but few of us are aware of just how harmful this form of high-tech bullying can be. Of course, bullying of any kind is unacceptable, but when the powers of technology, particularly social media, are put in the… Read more


By on 10-11-2012

The social media phenomenon has taken the world by storm, and kids are no exception. Facebook, in particular, has become a global pastime with over 1 billion active users. Facebook guidelines allow anyone over the age of 13 to join Facebook, so school-age kids everywhere are flocking to the site in droves. ### Online Educational Resources Are Gaining in Popularity But… Read more


By on 10-04-2012

The Internet can be a powerful educational tool as well as an impressive portal for entertainment. When abused or overused, however, the web can also pose risks to your child and rob him of other important and meaningful activities. ### How Do You Know If a Problem Exists? Although there are no standard guidelines as to how much is too much,… Read more


By on 09-27-2012

Decades ago, when children were curious about things, they would either ask a parent or a friend. On some occasions, they may have even reached for an encyclopedia or other reference book for answers. If the question was related to something they felt embarrassed about or intuitively knew wasn't an appropriate topic to voice, then they may have just kept… Read more


By on 09-20-2012

Researching interesting facts on the Web or going online to get homework help is one thing, but when your child uses the computer to play video games for hours on end, there may be cause for concern. Not all video games are bad, of course; there are some educational computer games that can even teach your child a thing or… Read more


By on 09-07-2012

qustodio online privacyInevitably, the day will come when your child notices that you’ve been peering into his online life. All kids demand privacy at some point whether it’s in the form of a lock on his door or simply walking away when he gets a phone call. What should you do when your child’s… Read more


By on 09-03-2012

We recently launched great new Qustodio features you will love! ### App Monitoring Qustodio now reports on app use on your child’s PC, this will help you monitor activities like chat software and videogames. ### Activity Timeline You can now monitor kids’ hour-by-hour activities in the family dashboard. It’s a great way to keep up on responsible PC use. ### Currently Online Your… Read more


By on 08-30-2012

twitter safe for kidsAs you probably know, Twitter is a popular social media platform that allows users to share their thoughts, opinions, and links with the world via short messages consisting of 140 characters or less. Twitter is open to any individual age 13 or over, and according to the site, it’s a relatively… Read more


By on 08-22-2012

When it comes to kids and computer usage, there are plenty of causes for concern. Will your child cross paths with the wrong person while surfing the net? Will too much time on the computer negatively affect your child's social development or verbal communication skills? What if your child sees something inappropriate online (intentionally or otherwise)? If… Read more


By on 07-31-2012

qustodioDo you allow your child to spend hours on the computer each day? Perhaps you worry a bit that he’s in front of the screen too much, but reassure yourself that he’s learning skills that will prepare him for the high-tech work force of the future. Not so fast. While there may be some… Read more