Called iCurfew, it’s aimed at getting teens and parents collaborating. “This app builds trust,” writes Vanessa Van Petten of RadicalParenting.com. “iCurfew is an easy way for kids and parents to check-in with each other remotely.” With this 99-cent app, the young person sends a link to a Google Map showing his or her current location to the parent’s email address. “Kids can add their own message on pick up time, change of plans, etc.” Any software that promotes parent-child communication is software that runs compatibly with the most important filter there is: the one that runs in kids’ heads!
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- New Facebook policy targets guns, other regulated items
- Google’s new learning tool that learns
- The flap over Talking Angela the chatbot app
- About the worldwide ‘selfie’ phenomenon
- How technology will improve the well-being of young adults
- Calling our children narcissists on ‘a sociopathic scale’: Really!?
- Nothing complicated about this: Read ‘It’s Complicated’!
- Teens’ own (wise) perspectives on life with social media
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Adults spend 11 hour a day using electronic media
- Smartphones that promise user privacy
- Author danah boyd on why teens and social media are ‘complicated’
- Security experts at RSA decry government hacking
- In defense of Internet safety education
- ‘Neknominate’ is a stupid and potentially deadly online dare game
- Confessions of a binge viewer
- People who suffer from so-called ‘game addiction’ have other problems