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Safety and Parental Control

Making an iPod Touch Kid Safe

Thumbnail image for Making an iPod Touch Kid Safe by Barbara J. Feldman January 22, 2013

Because of their versatility and lower cost (as least in comparison to the iPhone), the Apple iPod Touch is a popular gift for kids and teens. Depending on the age of your child, and how much access you want to give them, there are a number of things you can do to make the iTouch […]

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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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Digital Citizenship for Middle School

Thumbnail image for Digital Citizenship for Middle School by Barbara J. Feldman September 18, 2012

This infographic from Microsoft describes the middle-school digital culture as one of stalkers, bullies, haters and drama queens. It includes an EXCELLENT evaluation quiz to ask oneself before posting online. 1) Am I sure this is a good idea? 2) Can this get me in trouble? 3) Could it hurt my reputation? 4) Could it […]

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Risks of Social Media

Thumbnail image for Risks of Social Media by Barbara J. Feldman September 10, 2012

Hi Mrs. Feldman, I have two daughters, 10 and 12. My 12 year old daughter recently reconnected with a friend she knew from 3rd grade and we took her to the movies with us 2 weekends ago. When I told one of my friends about the outing she pulled me aside and showed me the […]

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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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How to Use OpenDNS to Implement Parental Controls

by Barbara J. Feldman October 18, 2011

OpenDNS is a unique parental control system for the Internet that doesn’t just work on your computer. Once setup, it also will restrict access (according to your settings) for WiFi connected phones, gaming consoles and tablet computers. Gary Rosenzweig of MacMost.com explains how to use OpenDNS to implement parental Internet filtering in the following video.

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