Nowadays, schools and teachers require students to do homework online. Additionally, the internet has become the primary method for children to study for projects, tests, and assignments. Unfortunately, that does not mean that it is a completely safe way for children to learn. In fact, the Internet poses many potential problems for a child’s safety when studying online. Continue Reading →
Sony Pictures announced a “Clean Version Initiative” that will allow customers to purchase the edited-for-television versions of their movies.
- 50 First Dates
- Battle Of The Year
- Big Daddy
- Captain Phillips
- Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
- Easy A
- Ghostbusters II
- Grown Ups
- Grown Ups 2
- Spider-Man 2
- Spider-Man 3
- The Amazing Spider-Man
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2
- Step Brothers
- Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
- White House Down
This is all pre-existing content that has been edited for general audiences. It’s possible Sony is doing this because more and more people are only getting their entertainment online and not via broadcast television.
Clear Play and VidAngel have been providing similar “family-friendlier” content for a few years now. Clear Play seems to have avoided litigation but VidAngel is currently involved in a lawsuit with major studios and has had to stop their streaming service.
Find out more about Sony’s “Clean Version Initiative” by visiting their website.
Covenant Eyes has been releasing a series of “how-to” videos on their YouTube channel that cover Internet safety on mobile devices and more. This video shows how to set parental controls on the Kindle Fire HD.
Even if you don’t use Covenant Eyes, I think you’ll find this video as well as the others in their series very helpful.
Brenton O’Brien invented the Edison robot so that parents and schools could get started with robotics easily and for a low price.
If you’ve ever wanted to get started with robotics the Edison robot is a great resource. In this interview, Brenton O’Brien shares about the process of creating Edison, his philosophy behind the project and more.
Thanks to all the individual patrons who have supported the podcast. Special thanks go out to Matt Kamla, Winston Crutchfield, & Craig Tingey. Continue Reading →
Many homeschoolers use YouTube every day for educational and entertainment purposes. There are a myriad of educational channels on YouTube that parents can use to supplement their homeschooling.
Sometimes parents can get a little blind to the more inappropriate content on YouTube until something shows up in a recommendation list.
Today I’ll talk about YouTube, how your kids are using it, and how you can protect younger kids from seeing inappropriate material.