Helping Kids Keep Up With Technology: 4 Moms

Helping kids keep up with technology?  I think the topic should be helping parents keep up with technology because mostly our children help me operate the electronics in our house.
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All of us, including the children, have had to put passwords on our Kindles because Isabella (2) loves to browse the Kindle store. No joke, as soon as she gets her hands on a Kindle she heads directly to the Kindle store  and we have 3 different Kindle versions (Keyboard, Touch and Paperwhite) so she’s learned how to get to the Kindle store on all of the versions.

Before she was 1, Bella purchased more than $50 worth of stuff from iTunes one time when she found my iPod Touch unsupervised. Thankfully, Apple refunded our money and the nice Apple representative stepped me through putting parental controls into place so that Bella couldn’t ‘purchase’ anything in the future.

If your children really need help keeping up with technology I suggest that you give them a little free time with the computer, a Kindle or an iPod. I’ll bet they’ll surprise you.

Bella (1), blogging

If you need help keeping up with technology, just hang out with some teenagers for a while.

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5 Responses to Helping Kids Keep Up With Technology: 4 Moms
  1. Becky
    November 8, 2012 | 10:29 am

    That’s too funny about Bella! My 2yo has sent text messages several times, fortunately they were to my husband. He knows his way around the Ipad, and especially likes to “talk” to Siri, who then says, “I’m sorry, I didn’t understand you. Can you repeat that?” My other children help me operate everything having to do with technology.

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  2. abba12
    November 8, 2012 | 4:29 pm

    No purchases thankfully, but our little one loves the phones, at 18 months she knew how to swipe away the front screen, access the apps, and get into the phone call section. She has called my sister a few times, and writes quite long text messages! She is also far too good at a phone game called fruit ninja that my husband decided to teach her during a particularly long waiting room trip.

    It’s amazing how they pick this stuff up :)

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  3. Kirsten
    December 30, 2012 | 8:10 pm

    What are your thoughts on social networking for children? Do you allow your older children to have their own Facebook or Twitter accounts?

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    Kirsten Reply:

    By the way…love your story of little Bella making her own purchases! Maybe she’ll be your earliest reader yet?

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Hi Kirsten,

    So far no.

    None of them have shown a real interest in either a Twitter of FB account. They all have email accounts and enjoy emailing their friends. Amber, of course, uses email a lot for her Lilla Rose business.

    Neither Mark, nor I really use FB or Twitter on a personal level. (Mark doesn’t have an account and I use FB primarily for the blog.) We prefer to keep in touch with our friends and family via email, phone and in person. That’s just our family’s preference. :)

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