November 23, 2017

7 dangerous apps parents need to know about

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Yik Yak – This app is one of the newest and one of the most dangerous. It allows users to post text-only Yaks of up to 200 characters. The messages can be viewed by the 500 Yakkers who are closest to the person who wrote the Yak, as determined by GPS tracking. Users are exposed to…Read more

How Parents Use Tech to Monitor Teen Drivers

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When Rich Pilat’s daughter, Jennifer, was 16 and just starting to drive on her own, he wanted to install a device in her car that would monitor her driving activity and allow him to track where she went — along with whether she had done any sudden braking or had been speeding. Read more

Best Apps for Kids: Fun, But Good for Their Minds Too

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“As a parent who is prone to guilt attacks when my own daughter spends too much time in front of a screen, no matter what its size, my aim was to find that sweet spot that falls somewhere between the ruthless thrill of hurling birds at pigs and the rigor of dividing fractions.”  Here is the list compiled… Read more

Meet A 6th Grader Who Also Creates Game Apps

Thomas Suarez says he went from “playing games” to “making them,” games like “Bustin Jeiber” (a whack-a-mole type game with guess who as the target?)