Privacy breach of smart phone apps presents child safety concerns

Monday, September 10th, 2012
This week marks the release of the iPhone 5, which promises more computing power and a larger screen, illustrating emphatically how the convergence of technology has brought the power of the PC into the palm of our hands. Smart phones and personal mobile devices promise convenient, easy access to web-enabled applications and communications. As wireless Internet devices offer children greater ease of access to people, applications and information, parental oversight remains even more imperative to groom younger children to set and maintain personal boundaries in the net.

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About Joanna Jullien

Joanna Jullien

Joanna ( and her husband have raised two sons in Roseville, CA. She has a degree from U.C. Berkeley in Social Anthropology (corporate culture). Her honors thesis was awarded the Kroeber Prize and funding from National Science Foundation grant. Joanna writes to help parents with the modern-day leadership challenges of raising children. She is a contributing writer for The Granite Bay View, the Press Tribune, the Sacramento Examiner, and editor of Banana Moments.