by on 03-01-2013

girl texting on smartphoneSome have called it the new “birds and bees” chat. Whatever you call it though, the mere idea of talking to your teen about sexting is likely enough to get your stomach turning. Like the real sex talk, however, it's a necessary, if uncomfortable, discussion to have. The… Read more


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by on 02-28-2013

Qustodio for AndroidBig things are happening at Qustodio. Today we released a new version, and it includes the Qustodio app for Android that many of you have been waiting for! Here’s the scoop: ### Qustodio for Android Smartphones and Tablets Now, you can download Qustodio onto your child’s Android phone and/or tablet! This… Read more


by on 02-28-2013

barbie digital makeover mirrorAttendees at the International Toy Fair held on February 10, 2013 in the Big Apple got a sneak peek at what are destined to be the year’s hottest toys for kids of all ages. Of the playthings on display were your seemingly traditional doll houses, Babies, and basketball… Read more


by on 02-27-2013

cyberbullying victimThe statistics on cyberbullying are sobering, and the tragic stories about the victims of this online evil are even more unsettling. Although, ideally, parents will take steps to prevent their kids from ever being bullied on the Web, cyberbullying is a reality. So, what do you do if it happens to your… Read more


by on 02-26-2013

online predator victimAccording to a study by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and the University of Birmingham, online predators are not only targeting children online, but victimizing them in the virtual realm as well. Though predators attempting to arrange an offline meeting with their victims is a declining trend—down… Read more


by on 02-25-2013

new doodle app drawpA new iPad app lets kids share their drawings with friends and family, no matter where they are in the world. The creators of the app were inspired in part by an AARP study revealing that approximately half of all grandparents live more than 200 miles from their… Read more


by on 02-22-2013

According to The Telegraph, children may be doing more than just playing online games; there's evidence that they could be hacking them as well. The online news site reported the results of an AVG study that revealed malware uncharacteristic of more experienced hackers. The security firm cited one example of a program that collected usernames and passwords from players of… Read more


by on 02-20-2013

girl using tabletNot all social media sites are bad for kids, according to a study by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. In fact, they can have positive effects on a child’s identity and social development. Pointing out worthwhile kids’ networking sites like Club Penguin, Whyville.net, and Scratch.mit.edu, the study suggests that parents… Read more


by on 02-19-2013

dad pays daughter to quit facebookOne dad in Boston is taking measures to protect his daughter from the dangers of social media, but in a very nontraditional way. Paul Baier posted the Facebook Deactivation Agreement signed by both he and his 14-year old daughter on his blog Practical Sustainability. The terms of… Read more


by on 02-18-2013

kaitlyn collins video to stop cyberbullyingIn a touching YouTube video uploaded on February 7th, former Packers cheerleader tells her personal story of cyberbullying through a series of note cards. Her video exposes a Facebook page featuring a picture of her with the caption “Like if you agree the Packers… Read more