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Waze Adds AMBER Alerts

Waze Adds AMBER Alerts

By Josh Wolford March 3, 2015

Thanks to a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Google-owned Waze traffic app will now feature AMBER alerts. “As of this writing, AMBER alerts have helped safely recover 728 children. We are proud to help …

Next Netflix Original Series Gets Release Date Next Netflix Original Series Gets Release Date

Netflix announced the release date for its next original Dreamworks Animation series, “The Adventures of Puss in Boots”. It will premiere on January 16, exclusively on the streaming service. Netflix announced three new DreamWorks Animation originals back in May, to …

Play-Doh in Damage Control Mode Over Penisy Toy

Poor social media managers. One minute you’re thinking up cute ways to create brand-appropriate happy holiday messages and the next minute you’re furiously deleting images of little plastic penises. Play-Doh is in damage control mode on its social media accounts …

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Gets A Lot More Content Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Gets A Lot More Content

Amazon announced the addition of some new content to its Amazon FreeTime Unlimited kids offering (previously known as Kindle FreeTime Unlimited). The service is available on Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV, and Kindle e-readers. All in all, FreeTime Unlimited now …

Google Still Working On Kid Versions Of Its Products Google Still Working On Kid Versions Of Its Products

Earlier this year news came out that Google was looking at catering to a whole new market – kids under thirteen years old. The Wall Street Journal reported at the time that the company was working on a new system …

Chromecast Gets Support From More Content Apps Chromecast Gets Support From More Content Apps

Google announced yet more apps that are now supporting its $35 Chromecast streaming device. These are some significant ones that should only serve to help sales for the holidays (which are bound to be pretty good already). The device will …

Netflix Announces ‘Justin Time’ Spin-Off Netflix Announces ‘Justin Time’ Spin-Off

This week, Netflix and Guru Studio announced a new, original spin-off of Justin Time called Justin Time: The New Adventures. A thirteen-episode season will debut on Netflix in early 2016. Justin Time is an animated series aimed at three to …

Bryan Cranston To Kids: You Have to F––king Eat

Over three years ago, author Adam Mansbach tackled a common problem for parents with his landmark childrens book for adults, Go The Fuck to Sleep. The book itself was great, but it was propelled to viral success by its audiobook …

Lemony Snicket Gets Netflix Original 'Series' Lemony Snicket Gets Netflix Original 'Series'

Netflix is reportedly adapting Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events for an original series. In case you’re unfamiliar with the title, it’s a series of thirteen children’s novels written by Daniel Handler, who uses the pen name Lemony Snicket. …

Netflix’s ‘All Hail King Julien’ Gets Release Date Netflix’s ‘All Hail King Julien’ Gets Release Date

Earlier this year, Netflix announced three new original series from DreamWorks animation. These would be based on King Julien from the Madagascar films, Puss in Boots, and Veggie Tales. The company announced today that it has given All Hail King …

Shuddle Shuttles Your Kids Around, Uber Style Shuddle Shuttles Your Kids Around, Uber Style

Any parent knows there’s simply never enough time in the day. Timmy needs to be at practice at five, but Susie has piano lessons at 5:30. Plus, you have a meeting to get to all the way across town. What …

Music Provides Outlet for Troubled Community Kids

Commissioned News Story (Source: JRS3) A recent study by Northwestern University shows that music education has a profound impact on troubled youth. What’s more, hip-hop has become a great way to establish a dialogue between troubled kids and their therapists. …

Amazon Reveals Its Holiday Toy List For 2014 Amazon Reveals Its Holiday Toy List For 2014

Each year around this time, Amazon releases its annual Holiday Toy List, which it describes as a “curated list of the hottest new products for kids,” and includes top-rated toys, games, electronics, books, movies, sporting goods, etc. “There are more …

Netflix Announces Original King Kong Series Netflix Announces Original King Kong Series

Netflix announced a new original kids series in partnership with Arad Animation and 41 Entertainment called Kong – King of the Apes. The show comes from Executive Producer Avi Arad, who has produced numerous Marvel super hero movies from and …

Netflix Adds Another Original To Kids Slate Netflix Adds Another Original To Kids Slate

Netflix and Rainbow Studios announced a new kids show to be added to Netflix’s original kids programming slate. It’s called Winx Club WOW: World of Winx, and is a spin-off of Italian cartoon Winx Club. The show will be available …

Netflix Announces New Popples (Yes, Popples) Series Netflix Announces New Popples (Yes, Popples) Series

If you’re a child of the 80s, you know what Popples are. They’re adorable little stuffed animal-like things that roll up into balls. I think I was in kindergarten or something when they came out. It was also a Saturday …

Yelp Pays FTC $450K After Child Privacy Violation Yelp Pays FTC $450K After Child Privacy Violation

Yelp reached a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the violation of child privacy law. The company had enabled kids under 13 (some even 9 and under reportedly) to sign up for its service, collecting their email addresses …