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The Cat’s Out of the Bag

Dear Friends, The cat’s out of the bag and is not going back in. While we were soaking up the last days of summer, what had been a smoldering fire in Silicon Valley that started with Susan Fowler's missive about Uber suddenly hit 5-alarm status when a Google engineer published his 10-page memo citing “biological differences” as the main reason behind [...]

My Letter to Tim Cook

Tim Cook Chief Executive Officer Apple Inc. 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino, CA 95014 January 29, 2018 Dear Tim, As a mother of two daughters, a shareholder, a longstanding Apple customer, and a Fuqua alumnae, I would like to join you in your efforts to improve Apple’s parental controls. Over the last eighteen months, I have spent 100+ hours studying the [...]

Apple, It’s Time! We Need Better Parental Controls.

Our Roadmaps Screen Time Social Media Parenting Technology Video Games Our Collection Gold Star Articles Best Practices Our Guides Our Tools Our Tech Tips iConcierge Services Our Texting Line Overview How It Works Text Us Apple, It's Time! We Need Better Parental Controls! Do You Want Apple To Build Better Parental Controls to Protect Our Kids? Yes! View Results Raising [...]

Dear Silicon Valley: We Need Better Parental Controls

This is custom heading element Published in the Washington Post By Julie Paul Founder and CEO of Heard It From A Friend Really, truly, I can’t take it anymore. I went to another parent’s tech night at my daughters’ school and listened to a most impassioned speaker, Polly Ely of the Lab Method, expound on the impact that devices are [...]

My Letter to Susan Wojcicki–YouTube, It’s Time!

Our Roadmaps Screen Time Social Media Parenting Technology Video Games Our Collection Gold Star Articles Best Practices Our Guides Our Tools Our Tech Tips iConcierge Services Our Texting Line Overview How It Works Text Us YouTube, It's Time! Susan Wojcicki Chief Executive Officer YouTube 901 Cherry Avenue San Bruno, CA 94066   March 1, 2019   Dear Susan, Rather than [...]

How Apple’s Anti-Competitive Behavior is Affecting Me and My Children

This is custom heading element A true test of our American justice system and its ability to combat monopolistic practices is currently underway. And really parents, we should care. Nearly overnight, Apple has squashed at least 11 of the best third-party parental control apps by revoking their rights to distribute their apps in the App Store. Citing privacy concerns, Apple’s latest [...]

Silicon Valley — better parental controls needed, especially on smartphones

This is custom heading element Published in the San Francisco Chronicle By Julie Paul Founder and CEO of Heard It From A Friend Raising kids in this digital age is a tricky game, and we often feel like we have a devil and an angel on our shoulders. Our job as parents is to watch over our children’s health and [...]

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