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Parents Guide to Video Games

Parents and Kids playing video games

Everything you should know about Video Games, such as keeping your kids safe, buying video games and the benefits of gaming. 

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Keep Your Kids Safe On Your Windows 8 Computer

Thursday April 10, 2014

Microsoft Windows 8 Computer

When Microsoft came out with the Windows 8 operating system, many drastic changes were made to Windows. One of the smaller changes, but a great one for parents, was the new Family Safety settings and website. Parents now have more control and options than ever before to keep their kids safe on Windows computers. Please go to Family Safety Tools in Windows 8: How to Monitor, Limit and Restrict Your Child's Computer Activity to learn all your options to keep your children safe and how to implement them. As your kids age, all limits or restrictions can easily be changed.

Media Streaming- Which Device Is Best For Your Family

Tuesday April 8, 2014

Digital media streaming

Media streaming devices allow you to watch TV and movies from services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus (depending on the device) on you televison, instead of your computer. They also let you watch other services like YouTube, WWE,  listen to Pandora or Spotify, and play app type games. The reason why these media streaming devices are especially important for families is that parents should be watching TV and movies with their kids and playing games together. That can be less than comfortable on a laptop. However, on a large den television set, the entire family can all watch or play together.

The market for media streaming devices just got more crowded when Amazon entered it with its Amazon Fire TV. That, along with the Roku 3, Apple TV and Google Chromecast are the leading streamers on the market.  In Choosing The Best Media Streaming Device For Your Family, I described each of them and compared and recommended the devices that I feel are your best choices. I am sure that you and your family will enjoy your digital media streamer as much a my family enjoys ours.

Make Your iPad Safe For Your Children

Saturday April 5, 2014


Instead of buying a tablet specifically made for children, you can save money buy sharing your iPad with your kids. There are only a few things that you need to do to make your iPad safe for them.

In How To Make Your iPad Safe For Your Kids To Use, you will learn how to setup parental controls that will allow you prevent your kids from doing anything you don't want, such as installing apps, browsing the Internet, using using the camera, and more. You will also learn about kid safe browsers, if you would like your children to have safe access to the Internet. And there are recommendation for iPad cases that will keep your iPad safe from your kids.

Family YouTube Channels

Wednesday April 2, 2014

YouTube family

YouTube is has many valuable videos for children, teens and the whole family. The difficult part is finding the quality videos among the millions of videos on the site. Most videos on YouTube are part of a channel, so when I wanted to recommend videos for families I wrote about 10 YouTube Channels For Kids and Teens. The article also shows you how to turn on the YouTube safety option.

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