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Smart Home: Fooz Kids and it’s valuable Parental Dashboard!

Thank you to Fooz Kids for providing me with an All-In-One pack to review. The opinions I’ve expressed here are solely my own and represent my honest viewpoint.

It’s not often that you find a keeper.  I’ve come across one that is most certainly a keeper for all parents, especially as we’re gearing up for Back to School 2011!

Whether you are a mother of 1 or 6+, we all wish we could be at our children’s side 24/7.  We wish we could always be there as they’re flipping through channels or playing a game online.  We want to know that they are safe and not viewing inappropriate content.  How can this be done?  As there are no mom clones, we need to instead be Smart Mamas who incorporate excellent tools and resources to help our smart parenting.

Fooz Kids is that tool and more.  Through the password protected Fooz Kids Parental Dashboard, Smart Mamas can select exactly what their children can access on the computer through the downloadable Fooz Kids application.  Parents decide the websites, the videos, crafts, games and more that their children will be free to use.  One can say that Fooz Kids Dashboard is a Smart Mama’s clone during the child’s computer time.

What is Fooz Kids?
Fooz Kids is a computer application that provides children a safe, parent-controlled environment to create, connect, discover and learn online.   It is colorful, and presented in an understandable format for both parents and kids!

Isabella watching the SMURFS
Isabella watching a video that I selected on the Parental Dashboard!
What is the Fooz Kids Parental Dashboard?
The Fooz Kids Parental Dashboard is the control panel for parents.  From the dashboard, customizations and monitoring take place to ensure that your child is doing the activities you have set out for them.  An individual account is created for each child in your home.  Then, each account is tailored specifically to the child’s need.  This means your 4 year old girl and your 9 year old son, won’t both have Barney or Ben10 on their playlist.  You, as their Smart Mama, will select the videos that they can see based on their age, gender and interest.Components of the Fooz Kids Dashboard

    • Content
      • Fooz Kids List: Browsing through a tremendous assortment of videos and more, you can select what meets each child’s needs.  You can browse by age and/or gender.
      • My Channel: Although the Fooz Kids List is extensive, you may have a specific site, video, game or more that a child needs access to.  From My Channel you can add new entries.Adding to My List
    • Friends:  Connecting your child’s account with a Fooz Kid friend is easy within the dashboard.  Knowing the parent’s email or the friend’s Fooz Kids username, you can create an online connection with real life friends.  This will allow themto email each other and more in this safe, parent-controlled environment.  Notifications will also appear on the dashboard when another child requests a Fooz friendship with one of your children.
    • Mail:  Stay on top on who’s emailing who in this area of the dashboard.  You can view what he/she has received and sent here.
    • Parent Webmail: Don’t forget to stop here to view the email sent to you by your children.  It’s fun to have the email capabilities that aren’t so plausible with common email.  Video emails are also available using your computer’s webcam.
    • Notifications: Know when your child receives a Fooz Kid friend request!
    • Fooz University:  Ready for Professor Smart Mama!  Through the Parental Dashboard, Smart Mamas can customize and monitor progress made on over 20,000 academic skills.  You’ll be able to track when, how long and to what success your child’s “university” time was.

The Fooz Kids Parental Dashboard is the backstreet driver your children need when on the computer.  It will tell them when and where they are “allowed” to go!  You can still be a part of your child’s computer time without having to hover over their shoulder.

How to Get Fooz Kids, including the Parental Dashboard
Visit FoozKids.com to download the application and sign up!

Let me know what you think!

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Please click here to learn more about Fooz Kids. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own. #cleverfooz

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