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Tag: tips

Common Tools and Rules for Smartphone Use

As a follow up to our previous post It takes a layered approach for parental controls, here are additional common tools parents can use with their kids’ technology and a few rules to apply in your family. A …

How to set screen time limits with Boomerang Paren...

Boomerang Parental Control gives parents the most flexible screen time options for Android devices. As parents are getting ready for back to school, sport activities and a routine that usually gets undone during the summer months, one subject …

Tip: Control Android’s Guest Mode on Samsung...

On Samsung child device, Android’s Guest Mode can be controlled by Boomerang Parental Control. Samsung Android devices have additional controls which we include for free with our popular features – such as enforcing the GPS from being turned off, disabling Multi-Window …

Things to Consider Before You Buy Your Kid a Flip ...

Parents today are very concerned about giving their children access to technology. Specifically, smartphones get a particularly bad rap. Many parents consider that giving their child a flip phone will protect them from the dangers that smartphones can …

Top 5 Things to Do When It’s Sunny Outside

The sun is shining outside, but the kids are parked on the couch watching television. There is no better time to get them outside and active. Here are the top 5 things to do when it’s sunny outside. …

How to Set Parental Controls on the Xbox One

Guest blog post by Gadget Review Many parents worry that their children are spending too much time playing video games and not enough time doing their homework or socially engaging, face to face, with family and peers. 4Kids tend …

Understanding Your Teen’s Social Media Use

New social media apps are born just about every day. Some of them explode in popularity, while others end up on the discard heap with the other “never was” or out of date applications. It is difficult for …

How To Talk To Your Kids About New Social Media Re...

A while ago my sister came to me desperate to find a way to monitor her teenager’s phone activities. I helped her get something installed and she handed the phones back over to her children. Her daughter immediately …

Conversation Starters: Top 10 apps parents need to...

We are all about starting conversations about technology user. Kids with Android devices will send notifications to their parents’ Android or iOS device when new app installs are performed but our iOS child mode is growing fast lately so here are top 10 apps that chat …

7 reasons Android is best as your child’s fi...

A bold statement from an iPhone user – yes! The following list comes from a few years of experience as a user of both Android and iOS based devices. Both operating systems have pros and cons but when it comes to …