It's not just their safety and innocence that I'm worried about. I also like to know what they are learning from the various educational sites on which they play games. But that isn't always easy. When my kids are on PBSKids.org, I don't really worry about what they're learning, even if I don't always know what they are learning simply because I know that PBS KIDS has my children's well being in mind and I trust them.
Still, I was pretty pleased to learn that PBS KIDS just launched a new revolutionary app designed specifically for parents that will give them the “super power” to engage with their kids in the digital medium as never before. Parents need all the tools that they can get to help them track their children's progress and keep them safe online.
PBS KIDS Super Vision
pbskids.org, and help them make the most of their children’s PBS KIDS screen time. (Remember to always limit your child's screen time each day!)
With the PBS KIDS Super Vision App, now available on iPhone and iPod Touch, parents enter a simple code on their mobile device to start receiving:
- Real-time information on what their child is playing, watching and learning on pbskids.org;
- The ability to remotely set a Play Timer from their mobile device that will put pbskids.org to sleep on their child’s screen, easing the transition from playing online to another activity, such as dinner time or bed time;
- Related activities that they can do with their child off-screen to extend the fun and learning goals of the games or videos their child plays on pbskids.org;
- An Activity Summary to view the top educational skills, shows, videos and games their child used on pbskids.org.