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Kids' Phone Safety Blog

The Public Concerned: Sexting Is Becoming “Normal” for Kids

August 6, 2015
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As warned by the National Crime Agency, sending explicit images, sexting, and nude selfies on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and the like are becoming quite a normal way of behavior for teenagers on the Internet. The technology changes this world so quickly that those parents, who didn’t use to worry ab …

Kik for Kids?

August 5, 2015
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Founded back in 2008, Kik has become very popular quite soon. This free instant messaging application allows its users to send and receive texts, share photos, video files, webpages, and other similar content. At the same time, the moto “Kik for Kids” makes it even more popular among children. Some of th …

How to Block Websites on Android Device

August 4, 2015
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If you let your kids go online, you will surely not want them to see everything stored there. Of course, the Internet is a great source of useful information, where one can find just about everything he or she is looking for. Nevertheless, there are too many materials inappropriate for specific ages. That’ …

How to Block Applications on Android

August 3, 2015
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A capability of blocking applications on kids’ smartphones and tablets is one of major reasons why parents go in for mobile parental controls. Children do not realize how much time they spend playing games, surfing the Internet, or chatting with friends via online messengers. Thus, they very often waste …

Parents Disagree Over Parental Control Issues

July 24, 2015
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If you ask a parent of a teenager whether it is necessary to monitor kids’ online activities, the answer will probably be positive. However, if you at the same time ask a counter-question whether he or she uses any kind of parental controls, the answer is more likely to be negative. And that is confusing. …

National Cellphone Courtesy Month

July 16, 2015
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Cell phones have become an essential part of our lives long ago. Nevertheless, there are still some issues on when and how it is appropriate to use them. To celebrate the occasion of National Cellphone Courtesy Month held in July, Pumpic gathered some information on cell phone concerns as well as guidance …

Meet Family Safety in Windows 10

July 15, 2015
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29th of July is the most expected date for all admirers of Windows OS. It is the release date of Windows 10, a new and enhanced multi-user operational system. Windows for a reason is considered the most popular OS in the world and is used by people of all ages. Since kids also use this OS, Windows have be …

50 Abbreviations All Parents Should Know

July 10, 2015
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Ok, so now you have the access to messages of your teen. Does it help you understand your child and keep track of his or her connections with others if you see mostly odd punctuations, letters, and numbers? Teens have created their own text language that is a complete mystery to any parent. Here is a full …

Kids & Tablets Issues

July 9, 2015
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Recent studies show that children learn faster with tablet computers rather than with books. They say that the use of iPads stimulates a newborn’s brain and researches like Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith encourage parents to give babies tablets as soon as they are born. The tests showed that toddlers …

Useful Apps for Kids to Stand Against Cyberbullying

July 8, 2015
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The problem of cyberbullying is as urgent as never before. Kids and teens get bullied online and often feel ashamed or scared to tell someone. Cybebullying can be as hurtful as actual bullying and can lead to depression, anxiety, or even suicide. When you’re young, small problems can seem huge and kids …

Google Introduced New Parental Control Options for Play Market

July 7, 2015
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All parents will dully appreciate new Google Play Store changes introduced at Google I/O 2015. Meet new “family friendly” categories of games, movies, applications, and TV shows – from now on, they all are labeled with a green star. With this new feature, parents can easily use Play Store and sele …

How to Struggle with Potential Data Leakage

July 6, 2015
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Recent in-depth researches provided by scientists of the University of Cambridge show that Factory Reset on Android smartphones leaves behind enough data for the encryption key to be recovered. That means that there is a possibility to restore essential data even when you believe that your phone is completel …

National Internet Safety Month

June 25, 2015
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This year is the 10th anniversary of National Internet Safety Month celebrated in June all over the United States. Back in 2005, the U.S. Senate established a resolution to raise awareness about online security issues. Since then a great attention is paid towards an opportunity of educating the society conce …

Engage a Teen Save Mode

June 24, 2015
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Everyone knowns that teenage style of driving is awful. So no wonder that youngsters are at a much higher risk of crashing than anyone else. According to the research conducted by Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, 81% of respondents aged 18 to 24 liked the idea of setting a speed limi …

To Monitor or Not to Monitor?

June 23, 2015
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Today it is hard to find a kid without a smartphone, tablet or PC. Even a toddler nowadays can be an advanced user of a digital device and there is no saying so about their parents. Active usage of the Internet resulted in a situation when a kid sooner or later would see something inappropriate on website …

Eastern Issues of Cell Phone Surveillance

June 22, 2015
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Nowadays parents worldwide struggle with online predators, cyberbullying, and other Internet perils on their own. However, in some countries the issue of children’s online protection is on the carpet at the country level. The importance and effectiveness of parental control applications is highly apprec …

Student Digital Privacy Bill

June 18, 2015
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It happened! Finally, Congressmen of both Democratic and Republican parties have introduced a comprehensive bill to strengthen students’ digital privacy in Congress in response of the President Obama initiative. The American Federation of Teachers, the School Superintendents Association and the State Educa …

Supernatural Social Media

June 17, 2015
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“Unfriended”, a cyberbullying horror movie is a definite smashing hit today. Creepy story about a company of youngsters being bullied online by a stranger in very deed shows that there is something wrong about living life online. The storyline of the film concerns a secret that connects all members of …

Why You Should Use a Locator App for iPhone

May 31, 2015
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Technology is aimed to make lives easier, especially for parents. Being a modern parent is hard enough. You have to deal with enormous amount of stress, cope with your job and somehow raise your kids. While we may be indifferent to technology, our children are the fastest learners in this sphere. Accordin …

What Emergency Phones Are Best for Kids: Which One to Choose?

May 30, 2015
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If you are thinking of buying an emergency phone for your child, you should understand that there are a lot of aspects to consider. First of all, you should choose among countless emergency cell phone models depending on kids' age, gender and general preferences. Secondly, you need to clarify the purpose of …

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