Amazon has rolled out a new tool to help you monitor what your teenage children are doing on the shopping platform. The tool lets you set spend limits and approve different attempted purchases.
The verbal war about cross-platform play between Sony and Microsoft continues. This time, Xbox head Phil Spencer has lashed out against Sony's defense for rejecting the functionality.
An upcoming update to Minecraft introduces 4K visuals and cross-play. Sony has revealed why it rejected Microsoft's offer to allow PlayStation users to play with gamers on all other platforms.
Amazon is now letting customers refund in-app purchases if the purchase was unauthorised. Refunds will be offered to users until May 28, 2018. The refund process can be done entirely online.
The withdrawal of an appeal made by Amazon with the US Federal Trade Commission potentially opens the door for parents to claim back money that their children have spent while playing games.
A German government agency is telling parents they should dispose of, or destroy, a smart toy that connects to the internet, because it's easily hackable and could be used to spy on their children.
Known as Aristotle, a new smart speaker is set to equip children with AI functionality from soothing music to foreign language tuition. Aristotle is packed with both Amazon Alexa and a local AI.
Facebook has rolled out what it calls the 'Parents Portal'. 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.
Google has announced that its child-friendly YouTube Kids app will now support the premium YouTube Red service allowing kids to watch videos ad-free, and download them for offline viewing.
In an attempt to remove media which might be harmful for children, a government body in Germany has presumably removed 27 games from the Steam store, including the entire Postal series.
Xiaomi has announced a new smartwatch aimed at kids called the Mi Bunny. Coming in both pink and blue, it has a number of features including route tracking and the ability to make voice calls.
It was recently discovered that pedophiles are utilizing secret groups on Facebook to trade images of children. Some of the groups have been actually found to not be violative of Facebook's rules.
According to a recent study, young people now spend more time online than watching television. A majority of children now reportedly watch shows through on-demand services or through YouTube.
Microsoft employees are offering a range of workshops and tutorials over the coming weeks, to support Code.org's 'Hour of Code', which aims to deliver basic coding skills to younger people.
The Kurio Smart tablet has a high-def 8.9-inch display and includes a detachable keyboard, pre-installed child-friendly games and apps, and a one-year Office 365 subscription.
In a recent research by an online store, it seems that children would prefer to learn computer programming more than learn a foreign language. However, this was seen by some as an "easy option."
A recent study has revealed that banning students from using their phones at school improved their test results. It also showed significant improvement of the test scores of underachieving students.
An app that can see almost everything that children are doing on their smartphones, along with their location will be launched in the UK later this year for parents. Does this present a privacy issue?
A law has been expanded in Taiwan that obliges parents to regulate their children's time on the usage of electronic devices. The law now also equates excessive gadget use with smoking and drinking.
Google is going to launch child-friendly versions of its most popular services sometime next year. These will supposedly only return content appropriate for kids and will limit chances of mishaps.
According to reports, Google is working on a new initiative which would give children under the age of 13 their own accounts on Google services like YouTube and Gmail -- with parental guidance.
Research conducted by Oxford University, and published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Pediatrics, indicates that playing up to an hour of video games a day can be a good thing for children.
Teachers warn of infants struggling to play with building blocks, children with poor social skills and teenagers unable to handle pen-and-paper exams, due to 'overexposure' to tablets, phones and PCs.
An article in the New York Times has drawn attention to a NSA website tailored for children. The website, which features cartoon animals, teaches children about the benefits of intelligence gathering.
A dedicated father decided he wanted to help take some the burden off of the tooth fairy by building a tooth transport system for his sons using some pipes, Raspberry Pi, and an iPhone app.
How old should kids be when they get their first phone? OwnFone is pitching its handset at 4 to 9-year-olds - but the 1stFone has no apps and no screen, and can only call up to 12 pre-defined numbers.
In the latest example of kids spending enormous sums on in-app purchases, an eight-year-old boy from the UK spent £980 ($1460) on buying virtual doughnuts in an iPad game based on The Simpsons.
The FBI has launched its first official iOS based app entitled “FBI Child ID”, allowing users to enter their missing child's details/photos quickly and allowing police to receive the information fast.
We’ve had Robin Williams call his child Zelda after Princess Zelda of the Legend of Zelda, Chris Martin of Coldplay named his kid Apple and now an Israeli couple have decided to name their baby...
After a long and playful day at daycare, my 21-month old son, after greeting his mother with a cheery “Hi, ma-ma,” immediately started chanting “teedee, bookoo” as he does every time we walk through the...
Facebook today stopped short of introducing a panic button after meeting with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection ( CEOP ) centre. Instead it announced that existing links in...
A European Union report on Wednesday concluded that video games can in fact be good for children, and also said that there was no definitive link between violence in video games and violent behaviour. "Video...
Three out of four children have seen Internet images that disturbed them, according to a new poll commissioned by the NSPCC. 377 out of 497 votes cast by children in the poll claimed to have...
Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn, Dr. Ben Robins and Dr. Ester Ferrari at the University of Hertfordshire's School of Computer Science are partners in the European Sixth Framework funded, €3.22 million Interactive Robotic Social Mediators as Companions...
More than half of children in the UK using the internet have had an "unwanted experience", a poll suggests. The NSPCC found 50.4% of 2,053 children had experienced problems such as bullying, being threatened...
U.S. Patent and Trademark Director John Dudas commissioned a report, which the patent office recently forwarded to the U.S. Department of Justice, stating that peer-to-peer networks could manipulate sites so children violate copyright laws more...
Quanta Computer Inc., the world's largest contract laptop PC manufacturer, already has confirmed orders for one million notebook PCs for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, a company representative said Thursday. The OLPC project...
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...
In a rural Cambodian village where the homes lack electricity, the nighttime darkness is pierced by the glow from laptops that children bring from school. The students were equipped with notebook computers...
A playable demo for Children of the Nile has been released, allowing the chance to try out the recent Egyptian 3D management strategy game by Tilted Mill Entertainment. This demo includes two learning scenarios, titled...