Technology

How to choose a good app for your child

If it feels like the world of apps is overwhelming, that’s because it is! Increasingly, many kids have personal devices like smart phones and tablets. There are hundreds of apps available for everything from education to communication, games, even road trips – the challenge for …

Digital overload

  Do you need a digital break? Quick check: if you are reading this online, how many browser tabs do you have open? If you’re reading it in print, do you also have your tablet open with Candy Crush, are you scanning your text messages …

How to talk about sexting with your child

Few things are tougher than having The Talk with your child – but according to a report by the US National Institute of Justice, some children as young as twelve are sexting. That’s not as surprising as you might expect – in most children, puberty …

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A guide to kids’ educational apps

Are your kids really learning, or just playing games? Plenty of app designers pedal their wares as educational apps in order to access the golden family market. After all, parents are more willing to pay for apps that make their kids smarter than they are …

Parental control apps/software for smart phones

Android phones Vodafone Guardian Vodafone Guardian is a free Android app for mobile customers that lets you decide who can call or text message your child, when they can use their phone and whether they can browse the web, download apps or use the camera. …