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Jim Liebelt Christian Blog and Commentary

New Product Alerts for Parents

  • Jim Liebelt
    Jim Liebelt
    Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
  • 2009 Apr 28
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I'm not specifically endorsing these products, but want to make parents aware that a couple of new products have come onto the market, one for tracking what your kids are doing online and the other which assists parents in teaching their kids how to drive.

Symantec's OnlineFamily.Norton
For parents that want to track their children's online usage, identify questionable sites that have been visited and block sites from access, OnlineFamily.Norton (free software, and free service through January 1, 2010) streamlines data for parents and highlights sites parents might want to block. It provides search data as well, enabling parents to determine if kids searched for inappropriate sites or stumbled onto them.

Source: ABC News
http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=7434768&page=1


Driver Ed in a Box
The goal of Driver Ed in a Box is to equip teens to become safe, collision-free drivers. The materials include audio CDs, videos on DVD, a textbook, a student workbook, and training mirrors for use in the in-vehicle training. The parent materials are thorough, well organized and are designed to help build the teen's confidence in driving. Parents provide first-hand experience to their teen and in the process build the teen's confidence as a new driver.

Source: PRWeb
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/04/prweb2360614.htm