Tag: family safety

Recall alert: These glitter-filled iPhone cases are burning people. Yikes!

If you or your tween or teen loves those glitter-filled iPhone cases, you know, the ones with liquid and floating sparkles and designs, you’ll want to check the manufacturer stat. The CPSC has recently issued a recall because there have been numerous reports that the liquid inside could cause chemical burns. Eep. Related: 5 fun rainbow iPhone cases These cases, all made by manufacturer MixBin Electronics, have been sold in places like Amazon, Henri Bendel, and Nordstrom Rack, just to name a few, and in about 24 reported cases (so far, that is), the chemical inside has leaked out...

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How one tiny device is keeping families a whole lot safer on the road | Sponsored Message

This is a sponsored message from Bouncie With parents — and teens — spending so much time on the road, road safety is always a top concern. for families. That’s why you need to check out Bouncie, a smart little device that easily plugs into your car (no tools required!) and sends helpful data right to your smartphone to help keep you safe. Just download the free app for iOS or Android, then plug the device into your car’s Onboard Diagnostics Port (or ODP, and every car has one). That’s it! You’ll get insightful vehicle diagnostics, like updates about...

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Web Coolness: Super Mario cosmetics, a hoverboard recall, the first all-electric SUV and more

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. A great gift for your favorite gamer: Super Mario cosmetics! A young accidental paleontologist makes an important discovery. How to use our favorite kitchen gadgets to help keep the oven off during those hot days. Google Maps now tracks pollution. We wish this app were not necessary. This restaurant is lending diners equipment to better photograph their meals. Star Wars Monopoly adds Rey. Finally! This animal rights activist created a game in hopes of triggering real-life change....

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The best solar eclipse glasses for your family, in every price range. Because you like your retinas.

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re geeking out over the total solar eclipse that’s coming on August 21. Where you live will determine what you see, but here in Nashville, viewing will be at a premium with almost 3 minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. So, I’ve been checking into which solar eclipse glasses are right for my family. Because we like our retinas. Ha. So, we found some great solar eclipse glasses in every price range, so you can watch safely with your kids too. CMT is an rstyle affiliate Related: 5 expert tips for...

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4 ways to use tech to keep your family mosquito free this summer.

Summer is here, and that means a whole lot of bugs, and ways to try to prevent my kids from getting bitten by bugs. Thankfully, there are smart ways to use tech to help keep those mosquitos at bay, at least around your home, or when you’re on the road, you camping types. Related: The best bug sprays for Zika virus protection First up, the Stinger cordless mosquito lantern, which can kill up to 40% more bugs with its UV black light. And, when you don’t need to zap pesky critters, you can use it as a regular LED...

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New study about kids’ online behavior might surprise you, parents. And not in a good way.

A recent survey of more than 1600 U.K. kids revealed some fascinating results when it comes to kids’ online behavior, leading the UK’s National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) to make some pretty strong recommendations for parents. Remember that tech talk we’ve spoken about on a frequent basis here on Cool Mom Tech? They want parents to be having it with their kids every two weeks. But really, parents should be talking to their kids about their digital lives every single day. Related: 8 shocking statistics about kids’ online behavior that parents need to know...

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How tech can help keep kids safer with crowds and separation

When we saw the reports coming out of Manchester last night, we were completely devastated. And, we found ourselves thinking about what we would have done if our children (some of whom are tweens, and Ariana Grandé fans, by the way) had been separated from us like so many were. So with that in mind, we’re sharing tips for parents on how to talk with your kids about crowds and separation over on Cool Mom Picks today. From teaching kids what to say if they’re dialing 911 from a cell phone, to how they can use social media (even...

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The deadly Blue Whale online suicide game targeting teens: Is it a hoax? What parents should know.

We all issued a collective gasp around here this week, reading about the online game called Blue Whale, A.K.A. The Suicide Game. And of course right away I was hoping it was a big hoax. When I checked out the details, I was kind of hoping it was some awful teen-focused version of Grand Theft Auto — but that would be a step up. In fact, it’s a more like a real life version of a Black Mirror episode. What is Blue Whale? Reportedly, teen users are asked to download the game, then perform a new task as instructed for 50 days....

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Mother’s Day tech gift idea: The gorgeous Wisewear activity tracker, with a special feature to help keep mom safer.

There are no shortage of stylish activity trackers on the market today, all of which we think would make a very cool Mother’s Day gift for the right kind of mom. (Raises hand!). But this one from Wisewear isn’t just a pretty face. It can actually help keep the person wearing it a whole lot safer, too. Related: 2 new stylish fitness trackers in glitter and gold This gorgeous bangle will track your steps, distance, and calories, even sync with your phone so you can get gentle notifications if you get texts, calls or emails, which is super if...

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Is Unroll.me safe to use?

In a recent New York Times article, one of our favorite organizational apps Unroll.me was mentioned as selling user data (specifically emails with Lyft receipts) to Uber, and not surprisingly people are worried, including us. We’ve been using this app for years now, and have been recommending it since we first discovered it, so you can imagine we were surprised to hear the accusations. So, we decided to take a closer look at the Unroll.me Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, as well as speak to someone on their team to get clarification about what exactly is happening and...

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