Neowin News Feed for: Parents Neowin News Feed for: Parents en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Vodafone issues a warning of the risks of so-called sharenting <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Vodafone has issued a warning to parents and carers about sharing too much information about your children&#039;s lives online. It also shared some tips on how you can carry on sharing, in a safer manner. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 03 Sep 2021 15:30:02 +0000 Safer Internet Day is more relevant than ever <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Safer Internet Day campaign is marking its 18th birthday today. It provides resources for children, parents and carers, teachers and educators and more to make the internet a safer place. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 09 Feb 2021 16:18:01 +0000 Google Assistant now lets parents read bedtime stories to their kids when they're away <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new Google Assistant feature allows parents to pre-record stories for their kids which can then be heard on The idea is inspired by an active duty military family. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Fri, 22 Nov 2019 07:22:02 +0000 UK: Research shows kids as young as eight have handed out personal details online <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>O2 and the NSPCC have published new information from a study on 2,000 children in the UK and their online habits. They hope to help parents with online matters with the re-launched Net Aware site. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:38:01 +0000 Facebook releases Messenger Kids in Canada and Peru with new features <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook has released Messenger Kids in Canada and Peru, bringing support for English, French, and Spanish in all the countries that it is available in. The update brings several new features too. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:22:01 +0000 Facebook introduces new child safety resource for parents <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook has rolled out what it calls the &#039;Parents Portal&#039;. The aim of the site is to help parents protect their kids when using the social media website. It focuses on basics and best practices. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:32:01 +0000 Microsoft revamps family features on Windows 10 Anniversary Update <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has revamped its family features on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, allowing parents more access to monitor their child&#039;s browsing habits and other online activities. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:14:02 +0000 UK Headmasters threaten parents with legal action over violent video games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A letter has been approved by head teachers in the UK threatening parents that they will be reported to the authorities if they let their children play adult games such as GTA and Call of Duty. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:13:16 +0000 Parents in Taiwan are now legally obliged to limit their kids' computer time <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A law has been expanded in Taiwan that obliges parents to regulate their children&#039;s time on the usage of electronic devices. The law now also equates excessive gadget use with smoking and drinking. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:56:01 +0000 Google: Parents, not legislation, must protect kids online <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1204700111news-logo-google-logo-monochrome.png" alt="" /></div>As the debate rages on over the protection of children online, Google suggests that parents must take more responsibility, and not rely solely on the &quot;blunt tool&quot; of legislation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:02:03 +0000 Google+ more popular among parents than college students? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1407653581g.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google+ has undoubtedly been a hit new service of 2011; however, the users it holds most appeal towards could come as a surprise, as a new study suggests. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sun, 14 Aug 2011 19:25:08 +0000 California bill allows parents to edit kids' Facebook profiles on request <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/119121962a.jpg" alt="" /></div>In this day and age, parents are expected to take up more of an active parenting role for their children than was previously expected of them decades ago. You can thank technology and a gradual... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Tue, 17 May 2011 08:14:09 +0000 Study: Two thirds of teens fine with parents being Facebook friends <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/119121962a.jpg" alt="" /></div>Reuters has revealed a new study that shows around two thirds of teenagers are comfortable enough with their parents to have them as friends on Facebook. Kristen Campbell, executive director of the company responsible for... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Mike Brown) Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:33:30 +0000 New initiative to help parents support their children online <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>London-based children's internet safety organisation, Childnet International, today announced the launch of Know IT All for Parents aimed at helping parents better support their children's positive and safe use of the internet. The interactive CD-ROM... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rob Wright) Mon, 09 Oct 2006 14:55:14 +0000 Apple Update Allows Parents To Limit Volume On iPods <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After a number of lawsuits world wide, Apple have decided to do something about the potential hearing damage problem associated with iPods. As of now, via a free firmware update, users can set an upper... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 29 Mar 2006 15:40:59 +0000 Parents Beware: 'Killographic' Video Games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A public interest group had a holiday warning and a new word on Monday for parents of video game users: Beware of &quot;killographic,&quot; defined as the &quot;graphic depiction of brutal violence.&quot; The National... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Marcel Klum) Tue, 09 Dec 2003 11:43:03 +0000 Parents to keep closer watch on teen music downloads <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>When the RIAA filed 261 lawsuits against illegal Internet music downloaders earlier this week, it was a wake-up call to parents of computer-savvy teens. Those being sued include quite a few parents who either... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 11 Sep 2003 17:12:28 +0000 3D Ultrasound Lets Parents 'Touch' Unborn Child <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Chubby cheeks. A cute button nose. Tiny fingers and toes. A newborn can melt hearts and turn sane adults into cooing, babbling fools. Expectant parents who can't wait to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Darren Bolton) Mon, 13 May 2002 08:30:21 +0000