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Hulu Launches Kid-Friendly Ad-Free Section “Hulu Kids” Hulu Launches Kid-Friendly Ad-Free Section “Hulu Kids”

Hulu has just unveiled Hulu Kids, their new kid-friendly streaming section. It is now available online at hulu.com/kids and on the PS3. At launch, Hulu has included 43 kids shows inside the new section. All of the video housed inside …

Amazon Bolsters Parental Controls with FreeTime for Kindle Fire HD Amazon Bolsters Parental Controls with FreeTime for Kindle Fire HD
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Attention parents: Amazon is hoping that a new update to the Kindle fire HD makes you feel more comfortable about leaving your children alone with the tablet. In the latest over-the-air update to hit the device, Amazon is introducing Kindle …

Facebook Takes Issue With Part Of Child Privacy Law Facebook Takes Issue With Part Of Child Privacy Law
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Websites that are collecting information from children under the age of thirteen are required to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Facebook is concerned with COPPA, in how it relates to plug-ins, like the company’s ever-popular “Like” …

Tabeo Tablet From Toys “R” Us Gives Parents A Lot Of Control Tabeo Tablet From Toys “R” Us Gives Parents A Lot Of Control
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Toys “R” Us unveiled a new tablet device geared specifically towards kids today. It’s called the Tabeo, and comes with nearly 20 games, learning apps, storybooks, and other kid-friendly entertainment apps. There are 50 free apps pre-installed. It runs on …

Groupon’s Insane Kidz Club Is Back [Video] Groupon’s Insane Kidz Club Is Back [Video]

“Groupon is no stranger to what kids desire,” Groupon claims in its latest blog post about the return of the Groupon Kidz Club. First, for a bit of background, let’s review what the Groupon Kidz Club consists of – one …

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 …