Apps

Danger lurks in phone apps

Danger lurks in phone apps

Social media applications and websites have allowed more people to be connected than ever before across vast distances. Some of these apps and sites even make it possible for users to meet complete strangers in their area, but there is danger in these tools. Bullies use them to target children even when they are at […]

Intermediate students get cracking on coding

Intermediate students get cracking on coding

Holley Navarre Intermediate School students are learning the language of computers thanks to the school’s newly created Coding Club. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Apps for tots: Can smartphones make baby smarter?

Apps for tots: Can smartphones make baby smarter?

How young is too young for smartphones and tablets? According to some app publishers, learning opportunities from these devices start before children are even potty trained. Hundreds if not thousands of educational phone and tablet apps have flooded the market geared toward toddlers with labels declaring they will teach children letters, numbers, colors and even […]

Parents gain tools to keep kids safe online

Parents gain tools to keep kids safe online

Cyberbullying, internet stalking, solicitations for sexual encounters and human trafficking; the internet and social media can leave parents in constant fear for their children. As devices like smartphones and tablets become more integrated not only in our personal lives, but in our children’s education, the reality is they are here to stay. So how do […]