It’s seems like we at Cast of Dads are always talking about social media and parenting and how at times they are mutually exclusive. Part of my day job is to actually be doing a lot of marketing on various social sites. And, in fact, all of us dads on the Cast of Dads are pretty active within social networking. But all of us are also very different when it comes to our kids and social media. I for one, am pretty strict about not letting my kids even near it, but they aren’t even of age yet so they shouldn’t even be on it. So where do you draw the line? Can tracking your kids via social media or other means be a good thing to do as a parent or an invasion of your child’s privacy? Where do you set the boundaries with being overly protective versus just keeping tabs?
In this 13th Episode of Cast of Dads, we go once again a bit deeper into tracking our kids via social media or other types of technology as well as discussing where the limits are. Also, 3/5ths of the Cast of Dads were out in Texas for South-by-Southwest (SxSW). We actually recorded our first video podcast (which is still in post-production work) during SxSW so be sure to check that episode out when it goes live!
The topics we covered in the Cast of Dads Podcast #13 are:
- South By Southwest
- Location awareness and why apps like FourSquare & Gowalla can be great for parents
- Active vs. Passive tracking of our children
- Sass’ use of Foursquare with his kids
- My Mom’s on Facebook
- Kids use of Twitter
- textPlus+ group SMS ability
- The high price of texting plans
- C.C. test drives a Chevy Volt
- Being aware of the world around you (SC Man hit by plane at the beach)
- Texting while driving
- Mobile carrier family mapping options.
- Voice only capabilities of Ford Sync
- Is voice only enough or is it a question of attention?
- Someone needs to develop a Southern voice recognition for Brad
If you have questions or ideas for topics that you would like us to cover (remember, between all of us we have 13 children ranging from newborns to young adults), just send us an email to [email protected] or tweet us at @CastofDads! Also, our podcast listener base is growing! If you are interested in sponsoring our podcast for an episode or a month, be sure to contact us!
Cast of Dads is a group of podcasting and blogging dads who gather to gab about fatherhood. The cast of dads includes C.C. Chapman, Jeffrey Sass, Max Kalehoff, Michael Sheehan, and Brad Powell, who collectively represent 13 kids from the youngest of babies to full grown adults. Each of them brings a unique perspective to being a father.
HTD says: Are we going to have GPS’s embedded in our kids in a few years? Is too much monitoring bad for your relationship with your kids? Let me know.