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  • Last week I talked about using Safety Mode in YouTube.  But what if you want to block YouTube completely on your child's iPod touch or iPad? Here are updated instructions for restricting YouTube (both the YouTube app and the YouTube website) in iOS version 6 or above.

    How to Restrict YouTube in iPod touch and iPad

    Last week I talked about using Safety Mode in YouTube. But what if you want to block YouTube completely on your child's iPod touch or iPad? Here are updated instructions for restricting YouTube (both the YouTube app and the YouTube website) in iOS version 6 or above.

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  • Seems like all the kids these days like to search on YouTube for music videos, cute kitten videos, Minecraft videos, and just about every other kind of video. Some are instructional, some are educational, some are entertaining but many are just not okay for kids.  Can parents prevent their kids from seeing inappropriate content on YouTube?  Well, sort of.

    YouTube Safety Mode

    Seems like all the kids these days like to search on YouTube for music videos, cute kitten videos, Minecraft videos, and just about every other kind of video. Some are instructional, some are educational, some are entertaining but many are just not okay for kids. Can parents prevent their kids from seeing inappropriate content on YouTube? Well, sort of.

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  • I hope that you never find Whisper on your teen’s phone.  I could end this article right here! But that wouldn't be too helpful.  If you haven’t heard of Whisper, it is an anonymous sharing app where you can divulge your deepest, darkest secret to an audience of unknown people, and voyeuristically read and respond to their confessions.

    Whisper App – another anonymous sharing app parents should know about

    I hope that you never find Whisper on your teen’s phone. I could end this article right here! But that wouldn't be too helpful. If you haven’t heard of Whisper, it is an anonymous sharing app where you can divulge your deepest, darkest secret to an audience of unknown people, and voyeuristically read and respond to their confessions.

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  • A friend contacted me looking for some advice for keeping track of her daughter’s cell phone activity.    Her teen is very active on her phone (not a big surprise!), and like many parents she had a few concerns and wondered what kinds of tools might be out there.  I pulled a list together based on services I have either reviewed or bookmarked to review at a later date.  I realized that Be Web Smart is lacking a list of resources for parents who want to monitor mobile activity.  So here you go!

    How to monitor your teen’s phone

    A friend contacted me looking for some advice for keeping track of her daughter’s cell phone activity. Her teen is very active on her phone (not a big surprise!), and like many parents she had a few concerns and wondered what kinds of tools might be out there. I pulled a list together based on services I have either reviewed or bookmarked to review at a later date. I realized that Be Web Smart is lacking a list of resources for parents who want to monitor mobile activity. So here you go!

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