What is a safe way for you and your family to share photos and videos? Because kids love to see themselves and their friends in photos and videos, first, be positive. There is so much creativity expression with photography and videography. Cameras of all shapes and sizes are more accessible and easier to use. Share tips for taking better pics/video, such as the "rule of thirds" and how to avoid back lighting. Also disable the GPS tagging function of the phone/camera. There's no need to post EXACTLY where you're taking photos when sharing them. This is generally a fairly simple set up procedure and you may want to do it on your own device as well.
Now for sharing. Forget about texting, Instagram and Facebook. Texting a video or photo is like handing over the file for someone to do anything they want with it. What may be funny and cute to your child and their friends, may not be so amusing out of context and gone viral around the world. With texting, you lose complete control of what you share. While Facebook has some privacy controls, their terms of service give THEM very flexible permissions to use your content, and Facebook has had problems implementing their own privacy policies on more than one occasion, usually blaming it on a third party application provider. Besides, did you know it's a violation of federal law for anyone under the age of 13 to set up an account! Same for Instagram, and privacy controls for sharing there are non-existent. Photos in Instagram are visible to all members.
For more "social security" if you will, you can create galleries using iPhoto or Shutterfly and even allow friends and family to add images, but not download files. A password protected blog is another alternative that can provide safer sharing. You can also use an app like Burst.it. This is a family friendly sharing app that allows you to set up groups of friends/family, and parental controls for uploading and sharing photos and videos. It doesn't allow others to download or manipulate the content. The files are saved online, and can even be "unshared," yet still archived. To learn more about this great app, visit www. burst.it
More Mother's Day fun with the DadLabs kiddos! This time we put them on the spot to sing a song for Mom! All interviews are shot using a Motorola Droid Razr. For your chance to win a Droid Razr, be sure to watch Good News Dad News on May 9th at 3pm EST on the DadLabs Ustream channel. Episode 864 is brought to you by Motorola.
Motorola - What Would You Get Mom For BreakfastDaddy Brad talks to the DadLabs progeny about what they would make their Moms for a Mother's Day breakfast. All interviews are shot using a Motorola Droid Razr. For your chance to win a Droid Razr, be sure to watch Good News Dad News on May 9th at 3pm EST on the DadLabs Ustream channel. Episode 862 is brought to you by Motorola.
Daddy Brad and Daddy Clay talk to Daddy Danny about the delivery of his son. Danny recounts the 30 hours of labor and their busted birthing plan. In the end, everything comes out fine and Danny and Miranda are the proud parents of a whopping 10 pound baby boy. Congratulations you two!
Episode 861 is brought to you by DaddyScrubs. Delivering Pride and Comfort for New Fathers.
LG took Daddy Brad to the Final Four NCAA basketball tournament and gave them some products to use for the weekend, including an HD Nitro phone with a HD screen and an 8MP camera. They also checked out the Cinema 3D Smart HD TV. Crisp clear 3D imaging and the capability to turn 2D broadcasts into 3D, very cool. Huge thanks to LG for the trip! Check out the blog at Dadlabs.com for info on how you can win a 55" Cinema 3D Smart TV of your very own. Episode 860 is brought to you by LG. Life's good.
Fun Activities For Your Kids - BabbaBox Review.Daddy Brad reviews the Babba Box from Babbaco.com. It's a box full of fun and creative activities to do with your kids. Everything you need to do the themed activity is IN the box. Including simple directions, so you can spend time doing the activities, not looking for supplies. There are various activities for different age kids as well. "Create. Explore. Story Tell. Connect." For more information please visit BabbaCo.com. Episode 859.
Expecting 411 - Dr. Ari Brown introduces Tracey Liberman from Kula Yoga. Tracey works with Miranda and they demonstrate several yoga positions for moms-to-be. Prenatal yoga can help reduce common problems of pregnancy like sciatic nerve pain and lower back pain. Episode #858 - Prenatal Yoga Positions
Daddy Clay talks with Jennifer Jolly, tech & lifestyle editor of the largest tech website for women, tecca.com. Parents today have one of the greatest tools for assisting in raising a family, the internet. Websites like Nextdoor help tap into the original social network, your neighbors. Unlike other sites, Nextdoor is only for people who actually live in your area. Studies have shown that when neighbors are interacting with each other the areas have lower crime rates. Other benefits are lower costs from ride sharing, service referrals, as well as the piece of mind from knowing your neighbors are looking out for the general well being of the neighborhood. Another helpful site for parents is UrbanSitter, which shows ratings, schedule availability, and referrals for local babysitters. Jennifer points out that it is still important to apply common sense and your own comfort level when using these sites, but sees that there is more and more usability and security with them. If a social network or app can help you as a parent, then why not use it? For expecting or new parents, the first installment of the Sane Parents Guide can help you prepare your home for the little one. Download a copy at Amazon or Smashwords. We appreciate your support and thanks for watching! Episode #857 - Trends in Hyperlocal Applications and Technology
Is your baby worth its weight in gold? What about cash? Daddy Brad and Daddy Clay do some math to get the answer. They share some tips from the new DadLabs eBook series, Sane Parents Guide. Tips that will help new parents save money and keep their baby safer. The first Sane Parents Guide is available at Amazon and Smashwords. Download a copy today! Episode 856 is brought to you by BabyBjorn.
Social Media and the Nissan 370Z - Erich Marx, Nissan's Director of Social Media & Interactive Marketing talks about ProjectZ and Nissan's commitment to fans by way of social media. ProjectZ is a 10 week program running on the Nissan Performance Facebook page culminating with the creation of the ultimate "Street Z" with features and accessories chosen by the fans. There is a passionate fanbase and Nissan is dedicated to not just using social media as a marketing tool, but to build relationships with those customers. Episode 855 is brought to you by Nissan.
Daddy Clay brings you Richard Ash, Nissan's Marketing Manager to talk about the features of the Nissan Pathfinder Concept. The Pathfinder Concept retains the 4x4 and towing capabilities of previous versions, but adds a premium interior and advance technology to this 3-row 7 passenger SUV. On particularly family friendly feature is 3rd row accessibility. The middle row seats will tilt in a way that doesn't require the removal of a child car seat in order to access the 3rd row. Join us in the forums at DadLabs . com and tell us what you think of the new Nissan Pathfinder Concept. Episode 854 is brought to you by Nissan.