Parental Control Applications

Comparing Family Safety Apps: MamaBear and Net Nanny

Choosing the right family safety app isn’t easy. That’s why we’re taking the time to compare the features of MamaBear with a few other family safety services now on the market. Let’s take a look at Net Nanny and review it’s similarities and differences compared to MamaBear. Net Nanny created internet filtering software that allows  Continue Reading »

Monitor Teen Driving with the MamaBear Driving Monitor App

According to the California DMV, “the greatest risk of traffic crashes is among teenage drivers. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers across the United States.” The tragic death of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker, who lost his life November 30th in a fiery car crash believed to be caused by  Continue Reading »

Comparing Family Safety Apps: MamaBear and Find My Friends

Choosing the right family safety app isn’t easy. We’d like to help you by comparing the features of the MamaBear app with a few other apps out there for Android and iPhone. In our last comparison, we looked at Life 360. Now let’s check out the similarities and differences of MamaBear to Apple’s iPhone app  Continue Reading »

Parental Control iPhone – Using iPhone’s Parental Restrictions

One of the hottest mobile devices on the market – especially with tweens and teens — is the iPhone. Kids everywhere are clamoring for it. If your child has an iPhone or you plan to give them one soon, you’ll be reassured to know the popular mobile device offers a number of parental control features  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 »

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month? The month is a time for educating the community – especially families – about cyber security and internet safety. According to, National Cyber Security Awareness Month was created ten years ago as a way for government and industry “to ensure every American has  Continue Reading »

Helping You Get Started with MamaBear 2.0

You spoke and we listened. A new-and-improved version of the MamaBear Family Safety App inspired by suggestions from our users is now available. MamaBear 2.0 features a number of enhancements that will be of interest to both children and parents: Parents will love the larger map view with one-tap access to all information and more  Continue Reading »

Google Latitude Alternative for Android and iPhones

If you have ever shared your location on a mobile device, you may have used Google Latitude. Google Latitude allows users to find friends and family on a map as well as share where they are with friends and family. The user controls who gets to see their location and at what level of detail.  Continue Reading »

Is the Introduction of Video from the Instagram App Dangerous for Children?

Instagram went online in 2010 and rapidly exploded into the 130 million user social media juggernaut that it is today. The popular photo app works on both Android and iOS platforms. The allure of easy photo sharing, liking photos, tagging and the unique filters and editing options make the app an endless source of social  Continue Reading »

iPhone vs. Android: MamaBear Weighs in on Smartphone Shopping for Your Kids

It’s a must for the MamaBear team to stay up to date on the latest technology, news and developments in the mobile industry. We strive to deliver the latest technologies available in the major Android and iPhone devices that integrate with our MamaBear family safety promise. Lately we’ve had more than a few parents ask  Continue Reading »

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