Are you the parent of a child who has been request... more
Should Kids use Facebook?
Are you the parent of a child who has been requesting their own Facebook page? In this episode of The Lab, Daddy Clay sits down with the authors of "The Smart Parent's Guide to Facebook" to discuss this parenting dilemma. They give advice on what the appropriate age is for kids to start social networking, and also provide Internet safety tips on how to avoid things like cyber bullying. DadLabs Ep. 594 is brought to you by BabyBjorn.
The smart phone has become an integral part of tod... more
Mobile Phone Safety with Famigo
The smart phone has become an integral part of today's family life. Famigo has developed an easy, safe, and helpful app management tool for your Android called, Sandbox.
There are thousands of applications available that have options for in-game purchases and chargeable downloads. Sandbox imports apps already on your phone into a safe kid friendly space. Once inside the Sandbox, children cannot make in-game purchases or send out texts or make inadvertent phone calls to your contacts list, nor can they download other items. You can allow your child to use their apps without fear of them wreaking havoc on your phone setup or running up the phone bill.
The Sandbox does not only place apps in a kid-friendly playspace. At Famigo.com, apps are reviewed and rated. Apps are filtered from your phone into the Sandbox based upon Famigo.com approval, and what other Sandbox users have included in their Sandbox. Apps are rated and categorized by by many factors including, age group, educational, family-friendly games, books for kids, tablet friendly, and even if they're good for road trips.
Here at DadLabs, we understand that technology is reaching further and further into family life. Keeping kids safe, and parents sane is important and we applaud Famigo for helping to do both.