TikTok is a social media app that has become very popular among kids and teenagers. The app allows users to create short videos and share them with their followers. While TikTok can be a fun and creative outlet for kids, there are also some concerns that parents should be aware of.Continue reading “Should Your Child Be On TikTok?”
The online world is a very real place with very real dangers. As a parent or guardian, keeping kids safe online should be a priority as important as teaching your children how to safely cross the road, but as it is an ever-changing environment, online safety takes an ongoing effort that requires both proactive and reactive strategies. Here are some helpful ways to keep kids safe online:Continue reading “7 Ways to Help Keep Your Kids Safe Online”
The internet and access to online entertainment have become very prevalent in day to day life, especially for children. Children can often spend more time online interacting with friends than they do in real life. This can be a blessing and a curse to parents trying to create a balance between letting there kids be kids and keeping them safe. Here are 5 things parents can do to keep their kids safe online.
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Add your children and any other guardians to your account in the settings area.
2. CONNECT WITH YOUR FAMILY.
Once your added family members have installed MamaBear, they’ll simply need to log in using their phone number and the family password you created.
Share your password and give your kids a hand if they need help installing MamaBear on their phone.
You can resend the login link when you see that your child has not logged in for the first time or if their map location is old. Go to your child’s profile settings page and tap “resend login link.”
3. REVIEW YOUR CHILD’S DEVICE SETTINGS.
Your child’s smartphone needs data connectivity with these appropriate device settings:
– Location services “on”
– Background refresh “on” (for iPhones)
– Make sure wifi is “on.” Even if not connected, having wifi on helps the device’s location services.
– The device also needs to be powered on to share updated location information.
Connect your child’s Grom App, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook accounts in the settings area of MamaBear.
Once you are connected:
– Customize a word list to monitor on all connected social accounts by tapping “restricted words.” Check out these acronyms you may want to add to the list.
– Notifications for new Twitter followers.
– Notifications for Instagram photos posted.
– Select what notifications you would like to see of your child’s activity on the Grom app.
5. SET UP SAFE PLACES.
Add places like home or school in the settings area of each child to receive notifications when they arrive or leave. Adjust the size of the boundary to fit the location in the safe place settings to prevent “bouncing” or inaccurate departures.
6. REVIEW THE DRIVING SPEED DEFAULT.
The default setting for driving speed notifications is 55 MPH. You’ll receive notifications if your child rides or drives over that limit once per hour.
7. SHARE THE GIFT OF FAMILY SAFETY.
Earn a free premium subscription when you share MamaBear with your friends using the Bear2Bear referral program. Tap the top left menu and tap “share” to choose among text, email or social apps to share your custom referral link. As soon as your friends register, they receive a free premium subscription period and so do you! Learn more about Bear2Bear.