Tag Archives: Internet Safety

Verizon Brings ESRB Ratings to Their App Store

Choosing apps for your kids isn’t always an easy feat. First, you have to wade through the multitude of options. Then, you’re looking for an app that has some quality (and preferably not too many ads). Finally, you want it to be age-appropriate. Nothing like handing your kid a game that looks tame, only to… [more]

Cyberbullying Chat Today on The Motherhood

I am very passionate about the dangers of cyberbullying and the importance of parents getting involved/being informed. Cyberbullying is different from the in-person bullying many of us grew up with because 1) it follows you to your school, your friend’s house, and your home, 2) it’s psychological more than physical, 3) rumors/lies/inappropriate pictures travel further… [more]

Sesame Street Teaches a Real World Lesson in Internet Safety for Kids

Sesame Street’s popular YouTube channel was hacked yesterday, with porn replacing videos of our favorite Muppet characters. The channel was taken down, and Sesame Street has issued an apology to fans. (See CNN for full coverage) It looks like the Sesame Street channel has been restored, but it remains an unsettling reminder of how difficult… [more]