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DealDash Internet Safety Tips for Kids

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If you’re a parent or grandparent, your children’s safety is your number one priority. Keeping kids safe online is just as important as keeping them safe physically. Here are some tips from DealDash to help you help your kids.

With technology becoming more prevalent, you as a parent will find that your child might be spending more time on the internet. This is for school as well as during free time. But how do you know that your kids are safe when they are online? Here are a few tips that can help keep your kids safe, from DealDash.

Make Clear Rules and Guidelines

You should come up with a list of rules for using the internet. You will want to stress the importance of not giving out any personal information. This is especially true for people that they do not know. It is important that you enforce the rules that you set for using the internet. Your kids need to know how important internet safety happens to be.

You might even want to make a rule of what websites your kids are allowed to go on. Then you will know that they are going on websites that are safe for them to go on. Additionally, if you don’t set a rule as to what websites they can go on, make it clear you will be checking the computer history. This should hopefully make your child more aware of what they are doing online. You might even want to make a point of taking a quick look through the browser history every time your child is done using the computer.

Use the Computer With Them

If you have younger children you will want to use the computer with them while they are on the internet. Not only would you be helping to keep them safe you can use internet time as bonding time. You can help with homework or play some online games with them. You can also reinforce safety on the internet as issues come up.

There are many fun and free websites for educational kid’s games. These games can easily be found by searching “free educational games for age _____” and inputting your child’s age or grade level. My daughter, who is 6, spent some time on these websites during summer vacation. She learned many things, such as how to read an analog clock. 

Get a New Computer from DealDash With New Safety Features

If you have an older computer it might not have all of the newest internet safety features installed. If you are thinking about getting a computer for your family that kids will be using, think about getting a new desktop or laptop from DealDash. You can click on this link right here and check out the Electronics and Computers category on DealDash.

Thanks for Reading

These are just a few of the things that you can do to help keep your kids safe while they are on the internet. This way they can enjoy using the internet for fun and for schoolwork and you will be able to rest easy knowing that your kids are as safe while online. DealDash has lots of items such as computers, desks, and tablets that you could get for your children.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on helping your kids stay safe online. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers, just leave a comment down below. Let us know what you would like to read about next.

DealDash has laptops, desktops, and tablets. DealDash has auctions for electronics. Also, gift cards are also on DealDashVisit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Remembers the 80’s

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Styles seem to go in a cycle, and many things that were popular in the 80’s are popular again. Here is a look back to an awesome decade.

1980 was 36 years ago, can you believe it? I was born in February of 1980, so I experienced 1980 in its entirety minus that one month. Of course, I wasn’t really cognizant until 1983 or so, but I still feel like I experienced the best of the 80’s. Let’s take a trip down memory lane with DealDash!

The 80’s were a great time to be a kid! If you like electronics and video games, the personal computer became more affordable in the 1980’s, so many more families were able to afford one in their homes. The Atari came out in the 70’s, but the Atari 2600 was still the video game system to have in the early 80’s, but in 1985 the video gaming world was changed forever when the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was released.

Science grew by leaps and bounds in the 1980’s, and amazingly, the first surrogate pregnancy took place on April 13, 1986. Other notable medical advances in the 1980’s include the first permanent artificial heart in 1982, the MRI machine was invented in 1985, and the kidney dialysis machine was also invented in 1985.

When you ask someone to think about the 1980’s many people mention the fashion and the music. Since fashion and music go hand-in-hand, let’s tackle that one as a combination. MTV was launched on August 1st, 1981 and some of the most popular musicians were Madonna, Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Billy Joel, and so many more. Fashion-wise, teens and young adults wanted to dress like these bands, and there were ripped jeans, crazy-colored hair, and multiple piercings. See what I mean about styles going in a cycle?

Many amazing movies came out in the 1980’s that are still watched and moved today, such as E.T. (the first movie that I saw in the theater), Rain Man, Driving Miss Daisy, Batman, Return of the Jedi, The Breakfast Club, Nightmare on Elm Street, Terminator, Predator, Friday the 13th, and thousands more.

Surprisingly, cable TV was invented in the 1940’s, but it really gained popularity in the 1980’s. This was mostly attributed to specialty channels such as The Disney Channel, HBO, and MTV. Many TV shows that started in the 1980’s are still popular due to syndication today, such as Seinfeld, Growing Pains, 3’s Company, Who’s the Boss?, Full House, and too many more to list here.

I hope that you found this trip down memory lane with DealDash interesting. As I said before, many of the things that were popular in the 1980’s are still popular today. If you’re interested in getting a computer, video game system, or even a turntable, be sure to check DealDash. DealDash often has these items up for bid. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Helps: Take Care of Seniors

In other cultures family tends to take care of their senior citizens. However, in America that’s not always the case. How can we help?

One of the most prevalent problems that senior citizens  can face is loneliness and isolation. There are lots of ways that you can help your senior citizen friends that you know personally. One great way that you can help them is to offer transportation. Many of our older friends can’t (or won’t) drive anymore. If you and your family are going out for a quick trip to the grocery store, coffee shop, or local big box store why not invite them along? They would surely appreciate the outing as well as the company.

Another way that we can help our senior citizens out is to encourage them to participate in clubs, hobbies, or even church. Sometimes all a lonely senior citizen needs to get out and about is a little gentle encouragement. And as an added bonus, the senior citizen in question might even make a new friend or two in the process.

If you know a senior citizen that is isolated geographically from family perhaps you could help them learn how to use some of our modern technology such as email, texting, and Skype or Facetime. Some seniors don’t have access to home WiFi or computers, so if you were so inclined you could show them how to use these things at the library, where there is always free access to computers and the internet. If the senior citizen that you know has a little extra money to spare, how about showing them how to bid on DealDash? DealDash would definitely put some fun and excitement into their lives as well as saving them some money on the essentials.

Lastly, how about inviting a senior citizen to your home to have dinner with your family? I’m sure that the senior would enjoy spending time with your family as well as the home-cooked meal. If the senior citizen you know is more of a homebody how about bringing a meal to them? If you are making a recipe at home for your family that is easy to double or even triple such as pasta, chili, or a stew you could easily put the excess into containers and bring it to your favorite senior. That way they could re-heat it whenever they feel hungry.

Today we discussed how to help your local senior citizen, and there were quite a few different things that were mentioned that you could procure on DealDash to help them. If you are in need of a new computer you could always get one on DealDash and give the senior you older model. That way you both win! Simply click this link right here and it will take you to the Electronics and Computers category on DealDash and you can see how much you can save! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Learn About Retro Gaming With DealDash

I grew up in the 80s and 90s, and have a very soft spot in my heart for retro video games. Here is a quick overview of some of the most popular game systems.

Atari 2600 – The Atari 2600 was originally called the Atari VCS (Video Computer System) and was released on September 11, 1977. Later on, in 1982 it was re-named the 2600. This was the video game system that was around my house when I was a baby and small child. I have fond memories of playing Pole Position and Pac-Man with my dad on our Atari 2600. The Atari 2600 was discontinued in January of 1992, which is amazing to me that it was still being sold until then, seeing as how the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) was released in the US in 1985. You would think that the Atari 2600 would have been completely obsolete when the NES took the shelves.

NES – The NES was released in the US on October 18, 1985, and I became the proud owner of one on Christmas of 1986. Six year old me was ecstatic, as I had already played on a friend’s NES and become a huge fan of Mario. Super Mario Brothers, Super Mario 2, and Super Mario 3 will always be my favorite video games. There were other great games released for the NES such as Legend of Zelda and Contra. The NES had a great 10 year run, however on August 14, 1995, Nintendo discontinued the Nintendo Entertainment System in both North America and Europe.

Sega Genesis – The Genesis was released in the US in 1989, and had some very popular titles such as Sonic the Hedgehog and the Mortal Kombat franchise. The Genesis was discontinued in 1997.

Super Nintendo – We have come to my favorite game console of all time, the Super Nintendo! The SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) was released in 1992 in the US, and I am happy to say that I was able to convince my parents to get me one immediately. The SNES has some amazing games that are still really fun to play even though it’s been 24 years since the SNES came out, such as Super Mario World (my favorite game of all time), Sim City, and Donkey Kong Country, and Super Mario Kart. Sadly, the SNES was discontinued in the US in 1999.

There you have it, an overview of the “grandfathers” of today’s game consoles such as the Wii U, Xbox ONE, and Playstation 4 consoles. I hope that you enjoyed reading about the game consoles of the 80s and 90s. If you’re interested in picking up a modern console or video game be sure to check out DealDash! They frequently auction off game consoles, games, accessories, and game gift cards. Check out the Electronics and Computers category at this link right here and see how much you can save! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!