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Understanding How to Keep Your Children Safe from Online Predators

Posted on 1/8/2016 by Rod da Silva

By Hilary Smith - Were Smartphones and digital devices at the top of your kids’ wish list this past Christmas? With one in every five mothers of children between 4-7 intending to buy digital devices for their children during the holiday season, it is likely you bought one for your child too. Their small eyes no doubt glowed with excitement as they opened the neatly wrapped present under the tree, while you also glowed, happy in knowing you were able to provide them that special present they had been longing for.

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7 Ways to Become a More Responsible Millennial Parent

Posted on 7/20/2015 by Rod da Silva

It’s a truism. Every millennial parent is uneasy about the amount of time there children are spending connected to the internet. Collectively we all feel our internet-age children are spending too much time online, but most of us – for a variety of reasons – aren’t doing much about it.

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Privacy vs. Safety, Which Prevails When it Comes to Teens Online?

Posted on 6/1/2015 by Rod da Silva in WebCurfew Online Safety Online Privacy

By Amy Kristine Williams -- I love privacy. It’s one of the foundations of our society - and when our lives are kept private, it’s so much easier to be who we want to be, without worrying so much about what others think. Maybe that’s why teens are so enamored with the internet - many of them still haven’t discovered who they are, and the chance to cut loose and feel like they belong must be amazing.

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How much screen time is healthy for your children?

Posted on 12/6/2014 by Rod da Silva in Parental Controls online time Child safety

A recent study by Dr. Aric Sigman, a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Medicine found that by the age of seven the average child will have spent a full year of 24-hour days watching recreational screen media. And over the course of their childhood, children spend more time watching TV than they spend in school.

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Parents Out of Control: Don't Know How to Limit Their Kids' Screen Time

Posted on 7/8/2014 by Rod da Silva in Digital Loitering Parental Controls WebCurfew WebAccess WebSafeguards WebTimers WebReports

A recent study by Iowa State University (ISU), and published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that children behave better, do better in school, get more sleep, and see other health benefits when parents limit content and the amount of time they spend on the computer, in front of the TV, or other connected devices.

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Encourage Your Kids To Go Outside

Posted on 5/6/2014 by Rod da Silva in Digital Loitering Parental Controls Leave No Child Inside WebCurfew WebAccess WebSafeguards

The school year is almost over… and summer is just around the corner. I can sense it. This has been a brutal winter almost everywhere around the country, but especially here in Chicago where I live. Now that the weather is getting warmer, the first thing that comes to my mind is, “how can I spend more time outside?”

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WebCurfew Featured in Chicago Tribune

Posted on 4/27/2014 by Alberto Moriondo in Digital Loitering Parental Controls WebCurfew WebAccess WebSafeguards

Hello everyone, I am Alberto Moriondo, and I will start contributing to the Digital Loitering Blog. I thought I would share with you an interview that I just did for BlueSky Innovation, a Chicago-Tribune website focusing on news, analysis and events related to innovation and entrepreneurship

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Digital Whiplash

Posted on 2/9/2014 by Rod da Silva in Digital Loitering Parental Controls WebCurfew Digital Whiplash

The holiday season is by now a distant memory for most people (except perhaps for the credit card bills) but many parents are suffering from digital whiplash as they try and figure out how their child became so addicted to the internet-enabled consumer electronics device they bought them for Christmas!

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Cyberbully....Not Your Father's Playground Thug

Posted on 12/26/2013 by Rod da Silva in WebCurfew Cyberbullying Submit the Documentary Digital Loitering

Cyberbullying….would you know if your child has been a victim of it, a witness to it, or perhaps even a perpetrator of it? Most parents think they know what cyberbullying is. However, you may be surprised to learn it’s a lot more expansive than you think.

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Posted on 11/24/2013 by Rod da Silva in Digital Loitering WebCurfew 10000 hours I/O

In my last Digital Loitering blog post I revealed my biased towards the act of playing a video game over the act of play a musical instrument. I admitted feeling that somehow playing endless hours of video games felt like a timewaster, while spending the equivalent amount of time play an instrument somehow felt like a more useful endeavor.

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