How do I know if an App is appropriate or not?

Lori Getz, MA Internet Safety Expert, Mother, and Educator, shares advice for parents on the best ways to tell whether an app is suitable or not for your children
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How do I know if an App is appropriate or not?

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There are so many apps out there that are great for kids and a lot of fun to use for parents, too. But we need to know what is appropriate for our children. The best way to do this is to take a look at the application before you install it. Read what the app store has to say. You can also go to a place like commonsensemedia.org and get ratings for movies, games and applications. The best way to know what your kids are doing though is to do it yourself first. If you install the application and play with it for a while, now not only do you know if it is appropriate for your child but you are showing your child that you are interested in what he or she is doing as well. Maybe you can even play the game together.

Lori Getz, MA Internet Safety Expert, Mother, and Educator, shares advice for parents on the best ways to tell whether an app is suitable or not for your children

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Lori Getz, M.A.

Technology Expert

Since 2004 Lori has worked as an Instructional Technologist in Los Angeles, CA. She has a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and is certified by isafe.org as an Internet Safety Specialist. In September 2008 Lori founded Cyber Education Consultants and began speaking to students, parents, and educators about Internet safety, security and ethics.  Since that time Lori has reached out to Internet users across the world!  Her mission is simple- to help bridge the gap between a young generation of digital natives and their parents and teachers. 

Today, Cyber Education Consultants provides workshops, professional development and consulting services to more than 100 schools across the country.

Lori is an educator, mother, and Internet safety expert.  She has appeared on the "Dr. Phil Show," "Today," "HLN," “Dr. Drew” and several other local news and radio programs (including the Ryan Seacrest show on KIIS FM).  She often lectures live, speaking to parents, teachers and students. Lori has been published in several areas including as an online expert for momlogic.com and kidsinthehouse.org.  Most recently was featured in Rachel Simmons’ new edition of “Odd Girl Out” and Lucie Hemmen’s, Ph.D “Parenting a Teen Girl.” She is currently working with the “I Have a Plan” series to develop a children’s book on online safety.  Her insight comes from both her professional and personal life working with children, tweens and teens.  

 

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