Tittle for Parents – Monitor Your Child’s Mobile Device Usage

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The rampant usage of phones and tablets is undeniable. Furthermore, it interferes with the relationships parents have with their kids. What parents need is a way to regulate their children’s usage so it doesn’t become addictive.

And that’s where Tittle for Parents comes in.

Being a parent, you’ve probably seen how quickly your child may drift away from you and how easily distracted they get with their mobile devices. There’s less communication and when you may talk, it may just be going through one ear and out the other.

Tittle for Parents wanted a button to remotely turn off their devices and hopefully regain the family time that used to be had.

Tittle for Parents also wanted to provide parents with a smart tool that could easily limit app access at any time or with a fixed schedule such as during school or meal times.

Parents can set up multiple schedules to limit device usage during different times of the day.

Parents can also block access to apps like social media and games and allow selected apps that are educational and encourages learning.

With Tittle’s specifically designed browser, it offers parents the capability to review and block websites that your children may have visited.

You’ll be able to see how long they spend on each app and review any that they download. There’s also a tracking feature that lets you keep tabs on your child’s location.

So, start looking forward to the one-on-one times you used to revel with your child and start monitoring their mobile device usage.

If you’re interested in learning more information about Tittle for Parents, visit tittleforparents.com.

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Parents Could Be Sued for Posting Pictures of their Children on Social Media

By: Kassidy Coleman

You’ve most likely seen people posting pictures of their babies on social media, or maybe you have even posted some pictures of your kid. Well, you might want to be a little more cautious about posting those pictures of your kid online because they could end up suing you once they’re older. In France, parents have been warned to stop posting photos of their kids on social media due to them possibly suing them later in life for breaching their right to privacy or jeopardizing their security. The law could actually be catching up with the technology we have as this was never really an issue before social media. The children who grow up and sue their parents for breaching their privacy and putting them in danger could be awarded with substantial compensation. Parents might face a penalty of up to a year in prison and a hefty fine of €45,000 (which is roughly $51,000). But is this kind of punishment a little…extreme?

There is potential danger in posting pictures of children online. A recent (bizarre) trend is people stealing other people’s baby pictures and role-play as parents on Instagram. Not only that but authorities are worried that pedophiles may target families when they see pictures of children posted publicly. And then there is the question of if it is ethical to post pictures of your baby online when they have no say in it. As adults, we have a decent amount of control in what parts of our lives are publicly displayed online. Now there are kids just being born into it without much of a choice. Their online identity is being created for them instead of them deciding for themselves.

A year in prison and a fine is kind of severe for posting pictures of your child, but there should be some sort of regulation on what photos of kids can be posted. It is one thing to post newborn baby photos and it is another to post a more intimate experience such as your child being potty-trained. Of course this is also happening in France and not in the U.S. (yet) but it still something to think about. The best solution for now is probably to only share those photos in a private album that only family and friends can access.

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Puzzles for Children with Autism

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It is often said that children who have autism do not see the forest for the trees. They simply pay too much attention to the little details and unfortunately miss the whole picture. Research also shows that once a child develops the ability to mentally integrate multiple features, there is a breakthrough in the general learning ability of the child. Well, ImagiRation has developed a computerized early-intervention therapy application – Mental Imagery Therapy for Autism or MITA.

ImagiRation was created by a group of scientists, educators, artists and developers who are passionate about making the best educational games for early childhood development. MITA consists of interactive puzzles designed to help children learn how to mentally integrate multiple features of an object. These fun exercises are disguised as interactive games for kids, and work as a really great therapy tool to use for children with autism. The MITA app follows a systematic approach where kids start with very simple, easy exercises that require attending to only one feature  – such as color, size, or shape. Then the exercises move on to requiring simultaneous attention to two features, such as color and shape, or shape and size. Then the exercise requires attending to three features such as shape, or size and color. The exercises continue on until the child can integrate multiple features into one Gestalt. The three pilot studies of MITA have demonstrated that it can be successfully administered by parents at home to their children that are as young as two years of age. This innovative, educational app is already being used by thousands of kids with autism.

If you are ready to help your child with autism, this app is available to download. Right now, the ImagiRation app is completely free and is available on iPad, Android and Amazon Kindle Fire.

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Entertain and Educate

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It is an extremely difficult task to keep kids entertained while also helping them learn. Parents are in constant search for educational apps that are both beneficial and entertaining for their children. And we know that is definitely no easy task while kids get bored quickly, especially when it is for extended periods of time. Well, Play My Way is here to give kids and parents the best of both worlds.

This app was developed by parents for parents. Play My Way will interrupt any running game with an educational question, and will only return to the game once the question is answered. You start by installing the app and selecting the grade that your child is in. Then you select the subject and how many questions you want it to ask your child. For example, let’s go with 40 Math questions. Hand them the tablet or phone and let them go to town. Every couple of minutes or so a question will pop up on the screen. Once they have answered the question properly they are allowed to continue on with their game. But they are only allowed to continue to play their game if they answer the question correctly. This way they are not freely glued to their phone or tablet playing a game or hanging out on social media. But instead they have to earn the right to play by educating themselves. This is truly a win-win for parents and kids.

Play My Way is free to download and it comes with the first chapters of each subject. After that it is only $1 per chapter. You can download Play My Way for your iOS and Android devices by heading to your app store today.

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FamilyLobby.com Connects Your Family

“Michelle is the Social Media & Client Coordinator with a passion for communication and the media. Having recently graduated with a degree in mass media, and a dream of one day becoming a broadcaster, Michelle brings a fresh take on all things news – technology, politics, and yes, even sports. Her love for people makes the job something she loves, which is obvious in all that she does for the studio. @MMJISON”

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Though I love connecting with my family members, social media doesn’t always make it the easiest thing to do. With social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram becoming popular throughout different generation gaps, there is a chance some of your older family members will find your account. The phrase, “if it’s something you wouldn’t want your Grandma to see don’t post it,” has become even more relevant now, because there is an actual chance your Grandma will see.

Most of the time, people may be hesitant to add specific family members based on what they may post to social media accounts that could be seen. FamilyLobby.com is the solution to this problem! This website allows all family members of all ages to connect online. The community created for your specific family is private and only those who are added to the page can connect and post to the family’s platform. FamilyLobby.com allows the user to create a platform private to your family and gives everyone connected the opportunity to contribute to the website.

FamilyLobby.com allows users to post photos, display annoucments, post journal entries, and also discuss topics such as family reunion plans. Different features of the website allow all members of the family to use the website in a family friendly way. Along with direct communicating features, there are also games the family can play together as well as a family tree feature that everyone can contribute to in order to document how everyone is connected in the family.

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Arr, Matey! Sail the seven seas on a pirate ship with Age of Wind 3. Discover a new world with White Jack and first mate Orlando as you build and increase your fleet. In this game, YOU decide your fate, from which quest you want to play to who your enemies are. You live the ruthless life of pirating, with legendary battles and ancient powers!

If you want a fun and adventurous game, download Age of Wind 3 today.

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