Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Guest Post on ModernMama.com: Dear (Distracted) Mom, Put Down the Phone!

by Melissa Maypole

Since our mission is to help parents provide safe, enriching experiences for their children online, we often focus on how technology affects kids of all ages. Rarely, however, do we stop to examine how digital diversions are affecting our own lives. It's important to reflect, though, since our behavior affects our kids directly! Take a minute to read our recent guest post on ModernMama for important reminders about the effects that distracted parenting could be having on our little ones.

Dear (Distracted Mom), Put Down the Phone!

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New Android Features! Location Tracking and Calls & SMS Monitoring
3 Online Communication Tools to Strengthen Your Family Bond
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Qustodio Offers Sponsorship/Prizes to Raise Awareness of Child Online Safety

by Melissa Maypole

At Qustodio, we're always looking for ways to spread the message about online safety, so we were thrilled when the folks at 5MinutesforMom.com asked us to sponsor their UBP14 Twitter Party. We were so excited, in fact, that we decided to sweeten the pot by offering up our biggest prize package yet-- a year's subscription to our Premium software for every blogger who posts about the importance of online safety and good digital parenting during the week of April 4th-11th. Check it out:

Friday, March 21, 2014

New Android Features! Location Tracking and Calls & SMS Monitoring

by Melissa Maypole

If your child has an Android device, then you’re going to want to listen up because we’ve got some very exciting news for you! After much hard work, we’re thrilled to be able to offer you two new features that are going to transform your digital parenting!

Monday, March 17, 2014

3 Online Communication Tools to Strengthen Your Family Bond

by Melissa Maypole

Does it seem like your teen is texting everyone but you? Do you feel like technology is creating a disconnect in your family rather than bringing you closer together? You’re certainly not alone. Many parents fear that all of this new technology is taking over their families and leaving little time for meaningful interaction. The online communication tools we’re featuring today prove that it doesn’t have to be this way! Technology is a powerful force, and when used appropriately, can bring families together, help them stay connected, and even strengthen family bonds. Check out three of our favorite online platforms for families.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Are Online Friendships Good For Teens? Researchers Say “Yes!”

by Melissa Maypole

Parents begin telling their kids not to talk to strangers as soon as they can make sense of the words, but is this advice as relevant to the virtual world as it is to the real one? An impressive and growing body of research indicates that there are many benefits to online relationships during adolescence.