Do your kids have a Chromebook or a Google account for school or personal use? If so, they also have access to Google Drive. And that means your kids may have a direct and unfiltered path for predators to send them sexually explicit material. Unfortunately, there is no immediate fix in sight.
First, what is Google Drive? Google Drive is an online file storage service created by Google.… Read More Read more Today’s post comes from our friends over at Bark. While no tech solution is foolproof and we emhasize the importance of helping your child install an INTERNAL filter, we’re also big fans of using the amazing tech tools available to help protect your family from pornography. Click here for a free trial of Bark!
Porn is everywhere Teaching your child about porn and what to do if they encounter it online can be quite a task for parents in today’s digital age — especially considering how prevalent it can be on the internet.… Read More Read more Millions of kids have been issued devices for school this year whether they’re learning at home, in-person or a combination of the two. Chromebooks are often the device of choice because they’re an economical option. With increased access to the internet comes an increased risk of digital dangers, distractions, and disorderly conduct. Chromebooks present an unusual challenge because they’re made to operate solely online, meaning they don’t have a hard drive to run software offline.… Read More Read more Note: This article was originally published 2/20/2020 and updated on 6/11/2020.
Last fall Gabb Wireless launched a new phone designed especially for preteens. It generated a lot of attention from parents seeking the best phones for their kids. Tech sites called it the “world’s dumbest smartphone.” It was designed to help families communicate with kids while keeping them safe from all the dangers that a full smartphone makes available (like pornography, sexting, cyberbullying, gaming and social media addictions, etc.)… Read More Read more
The Christmas Tech Safety Countdown is On! In just a few weeks, the kids are going to toss their backpacks and school books aside for a well-earned break. This also means that they will be looking for things to do! Some of those things will inevitably involve tech. Before your kids get settled in for the holidays, take a few minutes to go over these twelve tech tips for parents to plan and enjoy a memorable time with your family.… Read More Read more Every couple of months, I see a new article being shared around my social networks about the possible dangers of voice assistants, like Amazon’s Alexa. But many of these articles contain a lot of speculation without a lot of experience, especially in the area of kids using voice assistants. Additionally, these devices are designed with a single adult user in mind and don’t often take into account the family dynamic.… Read More Read more