Apps for Kids


Hidden Apps and How to Find Them On Your Child’s Phone

You’re doing your job as a parent. You’re regularly checking your child’s phone to make sure they are using it appropriately, and you’re reviewing their app list to ensure they are only using apps you have approved. But this may not be enough. Kids have found a way around their parent’s smartphone checks and are now storing  Continue Reading »

How To Use Bear2Bear – MamaBear’s Customer Referral Program

Refer a friend and become a premium member for FREE. MamaBear’s customer referral program allows you to share an exclusive link with your favorite friends to give them the gift of MamaBear’s family safety app. With each new referred registration, your friends will receive free premium service and you will continue to extend your free  Continue Reading »

YouTube Kids App Isn’t As Safe As It Sounds

When a website or app releases a new “kid-friendly” version of their platform, it sounds like it should be good news for parents. With so much content online, managing what kids consume is often a big undertaking for parents. So an app designed exclusively for kids, with guards set up to prevent them from finding  Continue Reading »

MamaBear’s Most Popular Posts in 2014

2014 was the biggest year yet for kids and parents experiencing life in the digital world. To help parents navigate their families across all the challenges, MamaBear published dozens of articles for parents looking for online safety tips, teenage social media trends, and advice about digital parenting. Among all the great content, following are the  Continue Reading »

The Dangers of Messaging Apps

In a recent MamaBear Blog post, we identified some of the top messaging apps. Most parents are aware of the prominence of social messaging apps and the way they have captivated tweens. While messaging apps can be harmless in most cases, it is important for parents to not only stay in the know about which  Continue Reading »

Taking Responsibility for Kids and Sexting

As much as we don’t want to admit it, more and more kids are sexting. According to studies conducted by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, The Pew Internet & American Life Project and the Cox Communications Teen Online & Wireless Safety Survey, 39 percent of all teens have sent sexually suggestive messages via  Continue Reading »

Top Five Messaging Apps Used by Teens that Parents Should Know About

These days, it seems that SMS is quickly becoming “so 2013.” Once a mainstay of mobile communication for people of all ages – especially among tweens and teens — SMS or Short Message Service (AKA texting) is becoming secondary to social messaging apps that can be used to text extensively for free, rather than by  Continue Reading »

Is Vine Safe for Kids?

The following post is a guest blog from Allie Cooper, a tech enthusiast who’s very passionate with her volunteer work; educating kids about responsible mobile device usage both locally and internationally. She also loves to cook and to travel. Despite her busy schedule, she updates herself with the recent parental control technologies. When Twitter released the Vine  Continue Reading »

Six Best Parental Control Apps for Android

When you give your child a smartphone, you give them the world –  access to a wide world of information, people and possibilities, anyway. That world can come with a lot of fun and education. But it also comes with a lot of risk. The possibilities are endless, but so are the dangers to your  Continue Reading »

Comparing Family Safety Apps: MamaBear and Life360

Choosing the right family safety app isn’t easy. There are a number of  great options on the market today providing parents some peace of mind. MamaBear App and Life360 are two top choices many families consider.  While both apps have similar features when it comes to monitoring a child’s location using a smartphone or other  Continue Reading »


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