I recently read an article that may be of interest to parents. It is from "Common Sense Media" and talks about how children often receive high tech toys for christmas- and parents may not be aware of the full use of the device until it is home and out of the box. This online article "Family Guide To Kids High-Tech Toys" looks at individual devices, including E-readers, Tablets, Smartphones, Handheld Game Consoles and Learning Tablets.
For example the author states, "Often, it's not until your kids start taking advantage of the fancy features that you realize what the devices can do. That new tablet computer your daughter uses for book reports also lets her video chat with friends at midnight. The smartphone your son uses to text you for a ride also "helped" him rack up $60 in charges playing a certain app with in-game purchases."
A must read if your child is getting into some new technology that you may be unfamiliar with!
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