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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Dexter's Oops Moment on the Internet #NeedaKurio #SweetSuite13

When Dexter was just about to turn 3, we bought him a tablet.  We thought it would be the best investment as it would help him learn how to read, play educational games and it would keep him occupied on long car trips.  Each of these things is true but one thing I didn't anticipate was the trouble he could get into while using his tablet.

Dexter really loves Power Rangers and he has gone so far as to try to learn how to type the words so he can search for them online.  Well, one day, he was playing around on his tablet and he typed powder danger and when I heard him gasp I ran over to discover that he had found porn online, yes, porn!  Here was my four year old staring at naked women and it is an understatement to say I was shocked!  I thought to myself, 'there has got to be a way to turn off certain features of the internet on this tablet'.  Well, sadly, there is not.  I didn't think that kind of technology existed until I went to BlogHer at the end of July....

While in Chicago for BlogHer, I attended a fantastic event called Sweet Suite.  I was able to meet with various toy companies and get to try the latest and the greatest even before anyone else was able to do so.  One of the products that WOWed me was the Kurio tablet.  I immediately thought, "I NEED THIS NOW!"  Not only can the parent limit the apps that are able to be used on the Kurio but they can also restrict the type of internet access that your child can use.

This is a parent's dream tablet.  It is high tech, interactive and it comes preloaded with awesome apps such as Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja (two of our faves).  What parent wouldn't want to be able to monitor their child's internet/table time?!  I know I do!

What is your favorite feature of the Kurio?

**I was not compensated for this post.  I wrote it in hopes of winning a fabulous prize for my boys**


Zanymomintx said...

Okay never heard of the Kurio, and we're shopping for a kid friendly tablet for the kids for Christmas. My son is addicted to watching Disney Cars videos on YouTube but I need to control their access. I'm going to look into this some more!