Kids + Electronics= A Disaster Waiting To Happen
This summer most parents will not be able to pull their kids away from the TV or their electronic devices, so you might as well embrace it right? There are some ways for parents to create a symbiotic, even positive, relationship with the digital media that surrounds their kids and change the game in their household. Linsly Donnelly, a mom on a mission to curb and curate our kids’ media intake has been researching this topic for some time and she has found that most kids consume hours of unsupervised media daily – especially in the summer when school is out. Let’s face it, much of what they are taking in is violent, sexually charged and disappointing on so many levels.
Donnelly has set out to curb this trend and has recently created SmartFeed – a brand new tool to help parents control the content their kids take in. SmartFeed is a family portal for parents to curate, load and rate all kids’ media. It offers access to a broad global database of children’s digital media with aggregated ratings and reviews from trusted industry leaders. It also offers the ability for parents to configure their own media settings for each child by: demographics, values, interests, etc.. Those are just some of the perks – there are many more.
Donnelly is a great source when it comes to kids and screen time. Please check out the KICKSTARTER Campaign that is going on now and needs our help to share. As a parent of very techy kids I know I would really need this tool. There is so much info about the tool on the Kickstarter page please make sure you read it. I know I will be signing up!
OH NO…My Kid Didn’t Just See THAT! Parents Fight Back With The SmartFeed
All parents know the horror and outrage when they see their small child watching a sexually explicit movie, playing a hyper-violent video game, emailing a complete stranger or viewing inappropriate content on Netflix. Let’s face it, the digital world can be dangerous for little ones. Parents can put an end to that worry once and for all with SmartFeed: The Digital Media Management Tool for Parents, which provides parents better control over what their kids watch, play and share.
In the past, the default for many parents was to limit screen time. SmartFeed goes way beyond that by filtering out the bad media content and instead drives the inspiring, positive and engaging content. SmartFeed has three key components that enable parents to curate media options based on detailed preference settings: enable convenient push delivery to family devices, manage what kids are consuming, and finally connect to other like-minded families to share media recommendations including apps, games and movies.
SmartFeed is currently on Kickstarter to raise capital to build out the technology framework for Version 1.0, which will be delivered in Fall 2015.