By on 09-25-2014

Surely by now, you’ve heard of Minecraft. If not, Microsoft is about to make sure you do. By acquiring its parent company Mojang for a whopping $2.5 billion, the tech giant is about to make the once indie game, (which according to the developer became an “accidental” success) more mainstream. The pricey acquisition has left many tech analysts shaking their… Read more


By on 09-01-2014

Is your child prepared for back to school? Are you? While it’s true that kids don’t come with instruction books, you don’t have to go it alone when it comes to back to school. Check out our 2014 Ultimate Back to School Guide for digital kids and their parents to learn more about how the Internet and social media will affect… Read more


By on 08-28-2014

It’s that time of year again. Back to school has always meant shopping for new school supplies and getting kids ready to start another year of their academic career. With most kids returning to school with a cell phone in hand, parents have a host of new concerns to address before that first bell rings. ### Parental Control Software =… Read more


By on 08-06-2014

Two major online publications posted articles recently about teens and sexting. One warned that the actual percentage of teens who are sexting is likely much higher than we previously thought. The other shed light on the epidemic of sextortion, the act of using sexually explicit texts and images as blackmail to manipulate teens into sending increasingly graphic content. So, here’s… Read more


By on 07-28-2014

Qustodio Professional Over the last year we’ve received many inquiries from Schools and Businesses who really like our Qustodio Parental Control product for Families, but want to do monitoring and management of the devices in their school or workplace. To that end we’ve been hard at work over the last few months building a new… Read more


By on 07-02-2014

This generation of parents isn’t the first to worry over the impact media may have on their teen’s body image. For decades, adolescents have been exposed to overly sexualized and sometimes fictitious renderings of the human body on television and in print. Today’s parents may worry even more, however, and for good reason. Easy access to the Internet exposes 21st… Read more


By on 06-10-2014

Kids have always looked to their peers for validation and self-worth, especially teens and tweens. That’s nothing new. But in today’s social media-obsessed culture, it’s easy for young people to become overly fixated on their online popularity. Instead of gauging their popularity by the number of friends they have in real life, adolescents are increasingly evaluating their social status and… Read more


By on 05-15-2014

According to a recent study, teens are moving away from traditional social networks toward more anonymous messaging apps like Snapchat, WhatsApp, and yes—Omegle, and while some speculate that this trend is a reflection of adolescents’ legitimate privacy concerns, others wonder just what kids are up to that they feel the need to keep so secret.… Read more


By on 04-25-2014

As parents, we like to tell ourselves that kids are resilient—that they’ll bounce back quickly when things go wrong. It’s our way of reassuring ourselves that though we can’t protect our kids from every threat to their emotional and psychological health, that at least the damage won’t be permanent when these threats prevail. While it may be true that kids… Read more


By on 04-15-2014

Since our mission is to help parents provide safe, enriching experiences for theirchildren online, we often focus on how technology affects kids of all ages. Rarely, however, do we stop to examine how digital diversions are affecting our own lives. It's important to reflect, though, since our behavior affects our kids directly! Take a… Read more