So, 6yo Miss Esmé was doing her AR reading homework tonight, a book called Dolphin Tale, and next thing I know, she’s followed a website link at the back of the book and is watching all kinds of video documentaries on Winter the dolphin, figuring out how tails are made so she can make a mermaid tail of her own as soon as she’s saved up $300.
Thanks to her typing skills (thanks, Dance Mat) and love of all things video, she’s navigating online pretty well these days. The other day, she was watching a bunch of homemade Barbie dramatizations on YouTube, and next thing I know, she’s watching a violent crime scene reenacted by Ken and Barbie, complete with ketchup? blood. Ingenious, I admit, but not something I really wanted her to see.
When she’s not on her laptop, she’s often messing around with my iPod or her daddy’s iPhone. And the little preschool apps we started her off with aren’t keeping her interest anymore.
Which makes me very interested in iParent.TV. Even though she’s not unsupervised while online, we’re often otherwise occupied. I’m not about to remove her laptop, because I love the role technology plays in her education. She has access to so many tools and tidbits right at her fingertips.
What is iParent.TV? If your kids are awake, they’re probably on a smartphone, in front of a smart tv, downloading apps, or posting to social networks. And most likely you have no idea what they’re doing. iParent.TV will be a yearly, subscription-based website for teaching and informing parents on all things tech, mobile, devices, websites, and apps for kids so that you WILL know.
The Problem. Most parents don't have an inside track to tech or social media dangers, let alone how to safeguard their kids against them.
58% of 10-12 year old kids believe they know how to hide their online activities from their parents.
46% of them said they would change their online behavior if they knew their parents were paying attention.
Introducing iParent.TV - keeping parents ahead of the tech curve. We believe we have the opportunity to help parents understand, get involved and safeguard their children in the ever-evolving tech World. iParent.TV educates parents with all the latest trends via Websites - Social Media - Apps - Devices
The idea. It started with a group of dads who felt like their 9-year-olds knew more about tech than they did. They were right. But their idea will help change that forever for all parents. Once launched, iParent.TV will have 100s of videos and product reviews that are very current, cutting edge and trending, keeping parents who subscribe ahead of the tech curve.
How it will work? The iParent.TV website will be a subscription-based site costing $49 per year for parents to access all the videos, reviews, how-tos, and live chat support. It will be the largest site on the net helping parents understand what's safe and what’s not in the world of tech. - And we are offering it for only $29 on Indiegogo.
What you get? Articles, videos, reviews, tips, tools and expert advice on EVERYTHING like…
- Popular Apps
- Social Network Sites
- Major Websites
- Top Devices
To get started visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/iparent-tv
I’m pleased to announce that iParent.TV is gifting a year subscription to one lucky reader!
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