Making the case for monitoring

A common question parents have – and an ongoing debate within the comments section on...more

Parental Control tools that cover every device in your home

It is common these days for each member of the family to use more than one Internet-connected...more

Flinch app brings kids face-to-face with strangers

What is the Flinch app? Flinch is an app by the makers of OoVoo....more

Parental Control options for phones, computers and tablets – a comprehensive list

I have written a number of reviews of parental control tools since starting Be Web Smart in 2012....more

Save for later on Facebook (instead of sharing)

Ever see those posts on Facebook that urge...more

Recommended Reading: How to Raise an Adult

This review is a slight departure from my usual topics, as the book “How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success” doesn’t specifically deal with digital parenting and technology. ...more

Keep track of your family’s whereabouts: Location sharing in iOS

Now that I’ve been using iOS family sharing features for a few months, I’m finding it isn’t quite as bad as I thought it would be....more

VISR review – social media monitoring strikes the right balance

VISR is a social media and e-mail monitoring tool that alerts you when there is questionable activity on your child’s social media account....more

How to prevent anonymous sexting over AirDrop in iOS

There is a feature in iOS that lets you share photos with other Apple...more

Live video broadcasting apps Meerkat, Periscope, and YouNow – okay for kids?

Here are three apps all parents should have on their radar....more