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Beth Blecherman is founder of TechMamas.com, a site that curates information on family technology. Her new book “My Parent Plan” applies her years of technology project management to helping parents make their own plans. Follow her at @TechMama.
Web monitoring and filtering tools have long been central to our family technology plan, keeping the house clean of content inappropriate for our three boys. When my older son reached the age of 13 and he and his friends started accessing the Internet through their mobile devices, I realized the controls we put in place were no longer sufficient
Kids are going online via mobile in huge numbersPew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project says 78% of teens ages 12 through 17 have a cellphone, with nearly half of those being smartphones. That means the rules you set up at home, that controlled and filtered environment you created, no longer apply. Read more…