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Parents Overwhelmingly See Social Media as a Good Thing Parents Overwhelmingly See Social Media as a Good Thing
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Some psychologists and social science researchers would have you believe that Facebook is turning everybody’s children into drunken stoners. And narcissistic idiots, as well. I’m sure most people have had a parent ask them why they spend so much time …

Netflix Launches “Just for Kids” on Xbox 360 Netflix Launches “Just for Kids” on Xbox 360
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Netflix wants to keep protecting your kids from some of more adult content available on their service, as well as highlight programming that is designed specifically for them. In order to do that, they’ve just announced that they have expanded …

Claims of Cyberbullying Epidemic May Be Exaggerated Claims of Cyberbullying Epidemic May Be Exaggerated
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Let’s face it, kids are jerks – jerks that have been picking on other kids since the dawn of time. Bullies are a part of life, and sometimes bullying can make its way out of the schoolyard and into the …

Well, My Childhood Sucked: Dad Soups-Up Son’s Power Wheels Car

At one point in my life, I had my own go-kart. It was awesome and I was the envy of my friends, naturally. But that didn’t happen until I was a little bit older – definitely older than this luckiest …

Young Beatles Fan Brings The Cute To Sgt. Pepper’s

It’s always nice to see the younger generation develop a respect for some of the best music ever made, and that’s why we must reward any brave kid who decides to tackle the legendary beginning to one of the greatest …

Facebook’s Still Debating Whether or Not to Let in Your 12-Year-Old; Are You Still Concerned? Facebook’s Still Debating Whether or Not to Let in Your 12-Year-Old; Are You Still Concerned?
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I’m 27 years old. Actually, I’m not 27 years old. I’m 26 years old. I just lied on the internet! And trust me, it really is so easy that a preteen can do it. And they do – all the …

Facebook Is Still No Country For Sex Offenders, Says Indiana Judge Facebook Is Still No Country For Sex Offenders, Says Indiana Judge
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“Sex offenders are deplorable and allowing them access to our children via Facebook is criminal.” How about “it’s a universal human right, protected by the constitution, to be able to access these forms of communication as they amount to free …

Sorry Parents, Your Teens Like Porn A Lot More Than You Think Sorry Parents, Your Teens Like Porn A Lot More Than You Think
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In little-to-no-chance-of-shocking-you news, parents are fairly oblivious when it comes to what their kids are doing online. McAfee just released the results of their annual Teen Internet Behavior study, and the takeaway is that parents severely underestimate what their kids …

New Louisiana Law Gives Sex Offenders A Scarlet Letter On Facebook New Louisiana Law Gives Sex Offenders A Scarlet Letter On Facebook
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When it comes to registered sex offenders being allowed on social media sites like Facebook, maybe it’s more about open information and less about outright bans. Unsure of the constitutionality of an outright ban on sex offenders using social networks, …

If Facebook Lets in Preteens, They Better Not See Any Ads and Parents Better Have Control, Say Consumer Groups If Facebook Lets in Preteens, They Better Not See Any Ads and Parents Better Have Control, Say Consumer Groups
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Facebook’s longstanding rules on preteens accessing the service may be changing, as we learned earlier this month that the company was mulling the possibility of letting kids under the age of 13 join the network. Of course, opening up Facebook …

Jimmy Kimmel Straps Kid Into Lie Detector, Continues To Make Children Miserable

Jimmy Kimmel likes to put people in uncomfortable situations for our amusement – and that applies to his late night show and beyond. Whether he’s harassing old people to comment on Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, coaxing people to unplug the …

Facebook May Soon Let Kids Under 13 Join The Party Facebook May Soon Let Kids Under 13 Join The Party
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Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities section 4, article 5 clearly states that “You will not use Facebook if you are under 13.” But according to sources quoted by the Wall Street Journal, that may soon be changing. Apparently, Facebook …

Should Sex Offenders Be Allowed On Facebook? Should Sex Offenders Be Allowed On Facebook?
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I am not a father. Because of this, I don’t possess the visceral, instinctual drive to protect my children at all costs. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I’m insensitive to the challenges of protecting kids both online and offline, …

Kids Narrate ‘Planet Earth’: Cuteness Overload

This Weekend the BBC original series Planet Earth will be shown in its original uncut version on BBC America in celebration of Earth Day. The UK version includes narration by David Attenborough (not Sigourney Weaver) and an original score by …

Cain’s Arcade Makes A Huge Splash

Caine Monroy is a smart 9 year old. He spent his summers helping his dad at the auto parts store his family owned in East LA. One day Caine had a brilliant idea to build an arcade out of the …

Second EUHackathon, Hack4Kids, Announced For June Second EUHackathon, Hack4Kids, Announced For June

The EUHackathon was a new event started up last year that aimed to “build a bridge between the “old” (the European Institutions and lawmakers) and the “new” (the Internet and coders) world.” It brought together these two cultures that seem …

Groupon Kidz Club Launches With Some Questionable Characters Groupon Kidz Club Launches With Some Questionable Characters

Groupon has launched a new kids site called Groupon Kidz Club with games and a really weird song. One character apparently doesn’t love his parents, one hates stray dogs, one is some guy the kids “took in” after finding him …

Netflix Loses Kids Shows Briefly In Canada Netflix Loses Kids Shows Briefly In Canada
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Netflix announced that it has renewed a licensing deal to keep a few key children’ shows in its instant catalog in Canada, after losing them for a few days. I know you missed some of your favorite kids’ characters while …

PixyKids, Facebook For Kids, Gets $3 Million In Funding PixyKids, Facebook For Kids, Gets $3 Million In Funding

Facebook and other social media sites are very clear on their rules of when somebody can join their site. A child must be 13-years-old before they can start spamming their friends with requests for games and posting the latest Nicki …

FTC Approves Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program Thanks to Aristotle FTC Approves Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program Thanks to Aristotle

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved The Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program, designed by Aristotle International, as a “safe harbor” program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) on Friday. The COPPA rule grants websites that target viewers ages …

Disappointed Kids on Christmas YouTube Videos 2011 Disappointed Kids on Christmas YouTube Videos 2011

While most who took in the “WTF I Wanted an iPhone” video were shocked and appalled by the teen and pre-teen reaction to not receiving a car or Apple product for Christmas, there’s something more light-hearted and humorous about younger …