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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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10,000 Hours

Posted on 9/24/2013 by Rod da Silva in Digital Loitering Parental Controls 10000 hours

My oldest son plays the guitar. It’s his passion. He sits for hours practicing most days. I admire his drive and determination. He simply wants to player better.

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Don't Let Opportunity Knock

Posted on 8/12/2013 by Rod da Silva in Digital Loitering Parental Controls WebCurfew

It’s been my experience that when kids go on-line in their free time, they usual have a primary task in mind to accomplish. It might be to update their Facebook page or check a friends wall. Or it might be to pick up where they left off in an on-line game. Or maybe it’s just to look for more cute kitten YouTube videos to watch. Whatever their purpose, they do seem to have a particular reason that motivates them to jump on the internet initially each time...Initially….

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Welcome to Digital Loitering

Posted on 8/1/2013 by Rod da Silva in Digital Loitering

Hello and welcome to Digital Loitering – my first foray into blogging. My name is Rod da Silva and I am the founder of WebCurfew. I founded WebCurfew because I am a concerned internet parent. I am concerned that this generation of internet-aged children are spending too much time online, and I know I am not alone. I am on a mission to help struggling parents set and enforce reasonable boundaries around the amount of time their children use the internet while at home.

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