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By Daddy Clay Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Sooner or later kids have to have their own accounts. Whether it’s email, Google, Amazon or iTunes, kids eventually grow up and need to begin accumulating their own digital goods in their own inboxes and libraries. The question is, at what age is this appropriate?
The standard answer here is pretty easy. Because of the provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), any site that collects personal information cannot offer services to customers under 13 years of age. As a result, almost any popular web site has clear terms of service that state that nobody under 13 can have an account — notably Facebook, Google, and iTunes. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
If you have a tween or a teen, you know what Beats by Dre are. And if this recent, breathless piece in the New York Times business section is right — there are going to be Benetton-hued, obscenely-priced headphones under a lot of trees this Christmas. While there is some debate about whether the sound quality of the Beats is crisp or craptastic, there is no doubt about one thing: Plug those ‘phones into an iPod, crank the volume, and your child can have permanent hearing damage in just two songs. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Brad Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
This week on Cast of Dads #6 the conversation ranges from old school cb radios to gate way electronic devices for the youngsters. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
The great thing about running is that all you need is a pair of shoes and the open road. Then why is it that, of late, my runs have been plagued by a whole host of technical glitches and gadget meltdowns? The culminating bug actually interfered with a significant father/son moment. Outrageous!
Although I run most mornings well before the kids wake up, my oldest son has been curious about my running and has been asking questions. He’s also taken to announcing that “he’s going out for a run.” He comes back sweaty and describes his route. He’s gotten more serious about his sports lately, so it kind of makes sense. I support his impulse, but he is only in the 6th grade, so it’s really important that he only exercise in a way that is healthy and age appropriate. Read the rest of this entry »