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Kid-Safe Browsing on iPad or iPhone

Thumbnail image for Kid-Safe Browsing on iPad or iPhone by Barbara J. Feldman March 18, 2014

In addition to the built-in IOS parental controls, you can fine tune iPad and iPhone safety by choosing the right browser. But in order for these kid-friendly browsers to be effective, you MUST disable the native iOS browser Safari and disable the installation of new apps. To modify these two settings, go to Settings > […]

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How to Turn on Parental Controls on an iPad

Thumbnail image for How to Turn on Parental Controls on an iPad by Barbara J. Feldman February 21, 2014

The parental control settings on the iPad and iPhone are called “Restrictions” and they are hiding under Settings / General. To get there, find the Settings icon (looks like a gear) and then scroll down to General. From there, you’ll tap on Restrictions. Here’s a screenshot of what you’ll see. My instructions continue after the […]

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Play LEGOS in Your Browser

Thumbnail image for Play LEGOS in Your Browser by Barbara J. Feldman January 28, 2014

If you haven’t yet switched to Google’s Chrome browser, their new LEGO app may push you over edge. With this new Chrome app, you can build a virtual LEGO creation and place it on a Google Map to share with the world. The available bricks are rather basic, but you can change their color at […]

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Little Mermaid iPad App Syncs with Movie

Thumbnail image for Little Mermaid iPad App Syncs with Movie by Barbara J. Feldman October 22, 2013

“I’ve got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty, I’ve got whozits and whatzits galore,” sings Ariel in her starring role in Disney’s Little Mermaid. And now, she’s not the only one. This month Disney released an iPad app that is designed to sync with the movie in a MOVIE THEATER! Yup, kids are encouraged to bring their […]

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Amazon Announces Kindle Fire Subscription for Kids

Thumbnail image for Amazon Announces Kindle Fire Subscription for Kids by Barbara J. Feldman December 7, 2012

I am over-the-moon excited by Amazon’s new Kindle Fire content subscription service for kids 3 to 8. FreeTime Unlimited offers a nearly unlimited supply of apps, videos and ebooks for a low monthly fee of just $2.99 for Prime members. (You already are a Prime member, right?) The service includes Parental Control over content and […]

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Learning Digital Safety

Thumbnail image for Learning Digital Safety by Barbara J. Feldman August 25, 2012

Digital Passport is a new online training program for upper elementary grades, that teaches students the ins-and-outs of online safety. Free to teachers, it uses online games and video, along with classroom activities to teach “digital safety, respect, and community.” Students earn points toward a Digital Passport. And teachers can view student progress, through a […]

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