Pediatricians update screen time recommendations

Screen Time – the term is becoming mainstream in describing time spent in front of a glowing screen – typically of a mobile type of technology. As parents, we continue to tote the fine balance of our child being entertained and …

In-App Purchases costing Parents a lot

A recent article in GlobalNews shares how In-App purchases made by their children have cost parents dearly. Many parents will continue to experience this without a bit of education on the capabilities of their children’s devices. This even includes celebrities likes Kanye West and Jack …

Why my daughter wants a Snapchat account

Children are definitely visual beings and social media apps like Instagram and Snapchat are enabling a world of visual sharing that wasn’t possible even just 4-5 years ago. I previously wrote about why my son wanted an Instagram …

Khan Academy now mobile friendly

Boomerang includes Khan Academy’s web site link automatically in our onboarding steps. Khan Academy enables children of all ages to learn about various subjects via over 10,000 video and explanation tutorials with easy to follow animations. There are modules for …

How to enable filtering on YouTube

YouTube is very popular among children today – the stats support it – but ask any parent with kids and they will share that their child spends a lot of time watching videos or even making their own and …

How to enable iOS Parental Controls

Parents should be aware that their family iOS devices do come with some basic built-in restrictions that can be quite useful for their child’s first iPod, iPad or iPhone. We’ve already covered one of the restrictions in detail …

How to enable Parental Controls on Xbox One and PS...

Nowadays it’s quite common to find a gaming system attached to a family’s flat screen TV. The latest generation of video game consoles are already in use in over 30 million homes (and growing). With these latest iterations, both …

How to enable Safe browsing on iOS devices

Many parents I spoke to didn’t realize that there are many restrictions already built-in iOS. One that is easy to setup is the Website restrictions for your child’s iOS device (iPhone, iPod or iPad). You can Limit Adult …

Why my son wants an Instagram account

…and why I’m still saying No (for now) Full disclosure about how we came here… my daughter installed Instagram when she was 12 without our consent, created an account and started using it. My wife did check up on …