As I mentioned in my post on ROKU, many folks are firing the cable company and going to just Internet TV services such as NETFLIX, HULU & HULU PLUS.
These are great services but, just like Cable TV, they are not without areas of concern for parents who wish to protect kids from inappropriate material.
Praise the LORD!
We survived BLACK FRIDAY!!! (At least, I hope you did!)
This time of year folks buy LOTS of technology for the kids. That’s great, but only if you understand the safety issues these gadgets and devices bring into the home.
So, here is a quick list of past blog posts that [...]
Most of my writing deals with protecting our children from accidental, or intentional, exposure to online pornography. As you may have read, I am a big fan of filters, especially OpenDNS and Net Nanny.
As with all types of filters you have to have an administrator login and password. So long as the kids don’t [...]
OpenDNS Web Site
You might want to read the first in this series: Filtering Your Home Network via OpenDNS: What Parents Need To Know Part I – What is OpenDNS?
Ok, now that you have decided to use OpenDNS to filter your home network (possibly for FREE!) the question comes up:
Even with the best filters, etc., it is not impossible that, somehow or another, your child will accidentally hit a porn site.
Sad, but true.
So, WHAT DO YOU DO???
Screaming, panicking, and ranting are not the paths to take. You don’t want to say/scream things like:
“What they (the people in the movie) are [...]
Streaming movies and TV shows to computers and other devices is becoming more popular as more and more companies follow NETFLIX’s lead. Time Warner, the owner of the HBO and CINEMAX networks, jumped in this pool in 2010 by offering two separate streaming services: HBO GO and MAX GO. Both of these services are designed [...]
If you haven’t read Part I of this series, yet, you can find it right HERE!
As we saw in Part I, iTunes and the iTunes Store enable access to a wide range of material. Some is suitable for children and youth, some is not. This is no different from a “brick and mortar” [...]
It is amazing how much Apple’s top sellers have impacted our culture. Joggers, students, housewives, shoppers. You can’t go anywhere without seeing people using these devices.
One common thread that they share is that they all use the iTunes software to purchase media (music, videos, etc.) or to load media that they have “ripped” [...]
You might want to read PART I, first.
The Kindle is probably going to arrive under some Christmas Trees in a couple of weeks. Personally, I LOVE Kindle. I’m an avid reader and it is a great new advance in publishing and book-buying!
But, if you read my previous blog, “AMAZON KINDLE: WHAT PARENTS [...]
Amazon’s new e-reader (along with other e-readers as well as the Apple iPad) just may push us over the brink to the fabled “paperless society”.
The problem is, these “electronic books” have few parental controls.
Let’s look at the KINDLE and see what parents need to know about it before Santa brings the [...]