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 »
Tags: accounts, age, Apps, child, controls, dad, Facebook, Gmail, HomeShare, iMac, iphone, ipod, itunes, kid, kids, limits, Music, parental, predators, Safety, security, son Posted in Music, Tech, eProofing |
By Daddy Clay Friday, February 24th, 2012
A recent consult with eProofing clients reminded me just how important it is to deploy parental controls early. As we reviewed the household tech, it became clear that the biggest challenge this thoughtful couple faced was placing new restrictions on their teenager’s smartphone. They were worried the device had become a distraction during study hours, and that the web capability offered too much temptation.
You might think that this looks like a simple situation to remedy — grab the phone and slap some restrictions on there. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Android, browser, cellphone, Cisco, consulting, controls, discipline, eProofing, internet, iphone, laptop, limits, Linksys, media, parental, parenting, parents, passcode, privacy, router, smartphone, Tech, teens, tweens, web, wireless, youtube Posted in Tech, eProofing |
By Daddy Clay Monday, November 28th, 2011
You’ve seen the apps drifting across the cityscape in the most recent commercial from Sprint. The one that ends with a cherubic kiddo, maybe 5 years old, playing with what we assume is his parent’s iPhone 4S as the voice over asks, “Why would anyone want to limit the iPhone?”
Did I hear that right?
What next? Disney touting parent-free cruises to Amsterdam? Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: applications, Apps, at&t, cell, commercial, controls, Droid, Famigo, iphone, kids, limits, mobile, parental, parents, Safety, Sandbox, smartphone, Sprint, texting, tv, Verizon Posted in Tech, Toys, discipline, eProofing |
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