Children are targeted up to 35 times more than adults for identity theft

Knowing this, you should establish some rules around the Internet and divulging personal information.

Follow these six simple steps towards safeguarding your children’s online identity:

  1. Establish family rules for web use
  2. Protect that social security number
  3. Make sure you don’t miss type your URLs./li>
  4. Use STRONG passwords
  5. Check your credit regularly
  6. Check your credit card statements

Check out the infographic

Covenant Eyes recently announced new pricing plans would be coming soon that would make using their service more affordable for families.

I participated in a usability study for the new pricing plan and I can tell you that Covenant Eyes has done a great job putting together these new options for families. If you’ve been hesitant to purchase multiple user accounts I think you’ll be please with the new pricing. Continue Reading…


I failed to mention here on the blog and in the podcast that Challenging Cosmos is now its own podcast. Follow @4thDayCosmos for updates and for more information about the new podcast. I’m hoping to have it listed in iTunes soon.

Mar 26

6 Reasons to Use Google Calender to Plan Your Homeschooling


I like sharing great ideas and blog posts. Today I ran across an article at Kosher on a Budget about using Google Calendar for you homeschool planning. In the article, Mara explains how she and her husband use Google Calendar to coordinate their lives and homeschooling.

6 Easy Ways to Use Google Calendar

  • It’s easy to repeat events
  • It’s easy to lesson plan
  • It’s easy to customize
  • It’s easy to make changes
  • It’s easy to print
  • It’s easy to access from anywhere

You’ll need to check out the full article. It’s very helpful and for those of you who are struggling with paper planners this may be just the thing you’re looking for. Get all the details: Homeschool Lesson Plans Made Easy with Google Calendar

Here’s a great infographic from CopyBlogger that explains many of the grammar goofs people make when writing. If your child is writing essays for scholarships or entrance exams have them check their submissions for these common mistakes. Continue Reading…