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Understanding the Power of Cyberbullying!

November 16th, 2017

Technology has become not only an integral part of life, but also an integral part of school. It’s not just used to help with essay writing, research assignments, or presentations it’s also a large part of how children socialize. Whether it’s through social media, messaging services, gaming sites, or texting there’s many ways that young people communicate, which can lead to non-traditional forms of bullying. In recent years cyberbullying has become one of the more pervasive forms of bullying because it has the power to reach children 24 hours a day and in the privacy of their own home. Ensuring...

4 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

April 19th, 2017

At Kidoodle.TV, we take Internet safety pretty seriously. We’ve built our platform to let parents feel at ease with the content that little ones can access, letting kids be kids. But we know that there are many ways for families to access content elsewhere and not all of it may be safe. Recently, we’ve been seeing cartoons online that seem to feature known characters but as the episodes play on, the content becomes inappropriate. This article describes a recent experience from a parent. Hearing stories like this inspired us to share four ways to keep your kids safe online. 1. Watch...

6 Ways to Put a Stop to Bullying!

February 24th, 2016

[caption id="attachment_3010" align="aligncenter" width="600"] (Photo Credit: Fotolia.)[/caption]     When some older high school students noticed their classmates bullying a younger student for wearing a pink shirt, they decided to do something about it. The answer seemed simple to them. They went to a local discount store and bought as many pink shirts as they could hold. They next day when the bullied student arrived at school, he noticed that everyone was wearing pink shirts. This simple show of support from the majority of students in that school showed that even small gestures can go a long way to halting to...

Setting Family Parameters in the Digital Age!

February 17th, 2016

  The family unit doesn’t look quite the same as it did 50 years ago. Heck, it doesn’t look the same as it did 15 years ago. Helping your family to live a healthy, safe, and happy life is a lot more complex in today’s digital age. With new and innovative technology entering our lives on a daily basis, it can seem pretty daunting to provide our families with the protection they need without going overboard.   Here are four ways to show your family some technological support in the digital age.   [caption id="attachment_2996" align="aligncenter" width="600"] (Photo Credit: Fotolia.)[/caption]...

The Electronic Child Minder – 3 Tips on how to use it wisely!

December 7th, 2015

From time to time it’s easy to use the internet or television as a digital babysitter. Recently however, I found out just how easy it is for my grandson to find something inappropriate. He was watching a video on trains that had been posted online when suddenly, a video clip of cattle being slaughtered was shown. Those few seconds of video terrified him for days.     Unsupervised viewing is a major problem with free Internet programming that can potentially take a child into many scary places. As a grandfather, it’s very easy for this to happen even when you’re...

Giving Families the Power – An Interview with Kidoodle.TV

September 2nd, 2015

  Digital storage, organization and access is a modern problem addressed by Kidoodle.TV's newest feature! Our offices were busy this summer with three major updates to the Kidoodle.TV service, all designed to make life for our Kidoodle.TV families that much better! With each update, we get a ton of questions from fans, so we decided to sit down with our Chief Product Officer (CPO) to get the nitty gritty, especially on our newest feature, Family Moments™. Here's an interview between our Communications Director, Alicia McTavish (AM), and our CPO, Neil Gruninger, (NG). AM - You look nervous. NG - Probably because I...

Get Insight Into Your Child’s Watching Habits with Kidoodle.TV Analytics

June 24th, 2015

"Can I have some time on my tablet?" "Sure! Just make sure it's appropriate." Now pause for a second. What does appropriate mean to you? What does it mean to your child? Is it different for each of your children? These are all questions that we've deliberated on here at Kidoodle.TV. We want to keep your kids (and ours) safe while watching online shows. We also want to put the control of your child's viewing in your hands because as parents, we don't all agree. We do this in a few different ways: The Kidoodle.TV service is for kids ONLY....

President’s Message – Kidoodle.TV’s Safe Service

April 8th, 2015

It’s hard for me to believe but it’s been three years since the Kidoodle.TV team and I set out to create a service that allowed ‘kids to be kids’ in a safe and ad-free environment. Designed to solve the parental problem of how to let kids navigate through their own libraries while knowing that the shows were ‘safe’, we launched Kidoodle.TV in January of 2014 after testing the service and adapting to consumer feedback. Not only did we launch with multiple options for parental controls, we launched with a vast library of diverse premium and modern content, and more importantly,...
Bully ProofingYour Child

National Anti-Bullying Week: Bully Proofing Your Child

November 19th, 2014

  The third week in November each year is National Anti-Bullying Week in Canada. At Kidoodle.TV, the safety of children is our #1 priority. We work hard to make sure that our service is a safe place for kids. Unfortunately, making sure that kids are safe everywhere is harder. Bullying is something that we talk about a lot but do we really know what the word means? From, bullying is defined as: Bullying Definition Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential...

Worrying about Your Kids’ Online Safety?

May 29th, 2014

 Kidoodle.TV was designed with your child’s safety in mind.   The online world is a scary place, especially for kids! For parents worried about what their kids can access online, it can be a difficult task to keep up with all the newest ways for kids to access inappropriate content. It’s even tougher when that online world is mobile and available on so many devices, and tougher still when you recognize that we live in a digital age. Parents understand that allowing kids the freedom to navigate and explore within online spaces is crucial to learning and interacting within today’s...