Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Parental Control: There's an App (and More) for That

Once upon a time......

'Big Brother'? No, It's Parents. (The New York Times, 6/26/2012)

Excerpt: Parents can now use an array of tools to keep up with the digital lives of their children, raising new quandaries. Is surveillance the best way to protect children? Or should parents trust them to share if they are scared or bewildered by something online? 

No surprise to learn that.......

The answers are as varied as parents themselves.

NYT Sidebar article:  "Tools to Control a Child's Technology".

For toddlers and young children.

To filter out age-inappropriate content.  (Example:  F-Secure)

For mobile devices.  (Example)

To monitor social networks.  (Example)

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