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This beginner-friendly printer lets your kids design and create their own toys right at home. Using the companion app, you can choose from an toy catalog or create and upload your own designs.
Facebook's Instagram is working on a slew of changes to its platform that aim to protect children on its platform. This includes blocking DMs from adults to teens who don't follow them.
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.
Google is adding a few new features aimed towards kids, including Family Bell reminders for school schedules, the ability to broadcast to specific rooms, new smart display visuals, and more.
The UN ITU has warned that children are being forced online by COVID-19 at an earlier age than their parents anticipated. It said that this leaves children vulnerable to harassment and bullying.
Google has announced a new section for the Play Store on Android with dedicated apps for children. Additionally, the "Teacher approved" badge will be given to apps that meet certain requirements.
Netflix rolled out these features, giving parents more power over what their children view. Starting today, parents can filter out titles that aren't appropriate for viewing by children.
Ofcom has published a new report which shows how children were using digital devices and services in 2019. It found that more than 50% of children had a smartphone by the age of 10.
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 UK watchdog has set out new rules that firms should follow when it comes to designing online services. The rules encourage services to put children's data privacy as a top priority.
Facebook has launched Messenger Kids for Android. The software lets parents tightly control who their children can interact with on the app, and chats can be easily reviewed as they can't be deleted.
Google has set out five measures that it plans to roll out on YouTube in order to make the website for family-friendly. Over the course of the last year, the site has had to adapt due to controversy.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Google's child-friendly version of YouTube is under fire, due to complaints from child advocacy groups, which are concerned about the way the app targets advertising to susceptible kids.
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.
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.
FiLIP is a new kid-friendly watch from AT&T that has built-in phone call functionality which parents can set up and monitor plus a locator that parents can use to keep track of their child.
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.
There's a ton of great apps for kids on mobile devices, but they're being plagued by inappropriate ads, urging kids to do everything from meeting up with 'hot women' to becoming a Scientologist.
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ABOUT 10,000 Victorian children aged 10 to 14 have been cautioned by police, arrested or ordered to appear in court in the past year, as a surge in youth crime continues. Victoria Police say the...
Every time some one visits and watches a Microsoft commercial, Microsoft Australia will donate $ 1 to Smith Family Learning For Life Program. It is a Foundation which helps disabled kids with their education. ...
The Walt Disney Company plans to pull the plug on its branded cell phone service by the end of the year saying there were problems getting the phone into large retailers. "We decided that changing...
According to a new study by The Sleep Council, teenagers are increasingly sleeping less and experiencing lower quality sleep due to a huge increase in entertainment gadget ownership. In the study, almost all of the...
According to Reuters, Warner CEO Edgar Bronfman recently admitted that his kids stole music. When asked whether any of his seven kids stole music. "I'm fairly certain that they have, and I'm fairly certain that...
When it comes to finding missing or abducted children, police have had few tools to help identify them with certainty when they are found. Now the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department has become the first department...
Rapper and game star says his M-rated game is OK for minors; thinks parents can use game as a teaching tool. 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, is no stranger to parental...
MSN's French department plan to launch a new service for kids using MSN Messenger next Thursday. The service, named "MSN Cards", will allow children to order personalized cards, for free. The initiative will debut in...
Video games can make children fat and, in the case of violent games popular among teenage and younger boys, aggressive and even criminal, Swedish experts said on Monday. The games industry, estimated at $200 million...
A Wiltshire Dad has named and shamed his kids on a Web site because he's concerned they're rampaging out of control. According to reports Dave Forward did it as a last resort after his kids...
Parents in the UK will soon be able to track the whereabouts of their children using a GPS device that can be partly disguised as a badge. The product, called Kidcontact, is...