All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Parents’

YouTube Kids App Gets Better For Parents And Kids Alike

YouTube Kids App Gets Better For Parents And Kids Alike

Back in February, Google launched YouTube Kids – a new YouTube app designed specifically with children in mind to keep them entertained and safe from the more adult-oriented side of YouTube. It’s not always perfect, but it has been a pretty big hit for the company. The app has been downloaded 8 million times since launch, and is frequently ranked …

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Only 60% of Parents Admit to Facebook Spying on Their Teen

In what appears to be a study conducted in a room full of liars, Pew reports that only 60% of parents admit to checking up on their teenagers via social media. That means that 40% of parents have never, ever, not even once peeked at their 14-year-old’s Facebook profile, Twitter page, Instagram profile, or anything. Even accounting for parents who …

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New Painkiller Zohydro: What Parents And Patients Need To Know

Painkiller junkies who’ve diligently done research are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a pill called Zohydro. Meanwhile, a well-meaning coalition of health professionals is also anticipating – the imminent demise of such existing abusers and legitimate patients alike. They are trying their hardest to prevent such tragedy from unfolding right up until the last minute, as the drug is set …

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Kevin Jonas And Wife Danielle Welcome A Baby Girl

Kevin Jonas wasn’t too concerned with the Super Bowl on Sunday because he was too busy becoming a father. Kevin and his wife Danielle welcomed a baby girl on Sunday, February 2. “We are overjoyed at the birth of Alena Rose Jonas. She is precious! We could not be more excited to start building our family together. We want to …

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Kristen Bell Talks Motherhood And Filming Pregnant

Kristen Bell, the beautiful blonde actress of Veronica Mars fame, has been quick to divulge details about her relatively-new motherhood status. While attending the January 17th Critics’ Choice Awards located in Santa Monica, the popular actress even described her look in terms of her position as a mother. “It’s a little wild for me, but I’m kind of excited about …

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Apple Pays $32.5 Mil. To Parents Who Didn’t Consent

Unintentional (or intentional) digital purchases have been a rising epidemic for parents who’ve allowed their offspring free reign over their iTunes login and credit card. Last Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced that Apple Inc. will refund at least $32.5 million to U.S. consumers after ongoing complaints were made about charges concerning children purchasing mobile apps without their parents’ …

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Children May Not Affect Life Satisfaction, Shows Study

Though parents around the world are likely to believe their lives have been enhanced by their children, studies have found that the stress of parenting can put a strain on marriages. Now, a new study has found that having children may not affect life satisfaction one way of the other. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National …

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Tablets Will Be A Hot Ticket Item For Parents This Holiday Season

When I was growing up, I was mostly given traditional toys for Christmas. According to a new survey, that’s quickly changing as more parents opt to gift their children tech-related items. PBS Kids recently surveyed 1,000 parents with children between the ages of 2 and 10 about the tech-related purchases they intended to make this year. The survey found that …

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McDonald’s Happy Meals Will Include Books?

McDonald’s has announced that they will start putting books in their happy meals. This is an interesting change for the fast food conglomerate to make, after just giving away plastic toys for much of their company’s history. McDonald’s is hoping to increase literacy with children with the action, but it is probably too late at this point, and especially with …

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Baby Monitor Hacked in Toddler’s Room

Baby monitors are used by parents to do exactly as their name suggests, monitor the baby. We don’t imagine that we are possibly inviting strangers into the safety and security of our homes. Imagine putting your toddler to bed, and using a baby monitor to ensure her safety, only to hear profanities being screamed at her through her monitor while …

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Brutally Depressing Single-Purpose Site Will Probably Make You Want to Go Visit Mom

Right now, there’s a new single-purpose site that may just ruin your day. It’s called See Your Folks, and it’s a brutal way to get across a point about life’s fleeting nature. The application uses only four simple questions to calculate one of the saddest numbers you’ll see for quite some time. By asking where your parents live, how many …

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These Smart Diapers Are Smarter Than You Think

Pixie Scientific has developed Smart Diapers (that’s their actual name) that can send information to parents’ smartphones. And no, it’s not to let you know when the baby has peed or pooped. The smartness actually comes in the form of a color-changing QR code that parents can scan with their phones, and access health information via Pixie Scientific’s app. Pixie …

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Kids Are Browsing Porn Earlier Than You Can Even Imagine, According to Study

As a parent, the internet is both a useful and possibly scary tool. It opens the world up for your kids and allows them to experience a ton of info that they wouldn’t have been able to access before the advent of the web, and that’s a great thing. But of course, with open information comes open information. All of …

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Woman Tried to Sell Her Kids on Facebook for $4,000, Say Police

You can post tons of pictures of your kids on Facebook. Sure, it’s annoying and it may get you unfriended, but it’s your right. You can create an account for your kid, if you want. Sure, it’s technically against Facebook’s rules, but what the hell -people do it for their dogs and cats all the time. You can even take …

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Parents Sent to Sex Site Thanks to Typo in School Email

Shock! Horror! Impending lawsuits! Parents of children who attend one of the many schools in the Chicago Public Schools system were inadvertently directed to a soft-core adult site, after the school system sent out a mass email containing one slightly altered link. The point of the email was to notify parents that CPS was raising their standards when it comes …

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Mom Reduces 8-Year-Old to Snotty Mess by Telling Him He Accidentally Bought $50K Mustang on eBay

Kids and technology occasionally run up against each other in unpredictable or dangerous ways. Kids and technology that is linked to your bank account – now that’s danger on a whole other level. So what do you do when your kid almost buys an expensive car on eBay? Tell him he really did buy it and reduce him to tears, …

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Facebook Confirms That College Kids Don’t Want to Friend Their Parents

Drunken photos, vulgar status updates, check-ins at places they’re not supposed to be – any and all of these things likely deter millions of college and post-college aged kids from choosing to friend their parents on Facebook. Sure, you could just modify your privacy settings and block them out but who wants to go through the hassle, right? The Facebook …

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Tabeo Tablet From Toys “R” Us Gives Parents A Lot Of Control

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 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The device comes with safety features and parental controls, obviously. Kids can browse the Internet, …

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Parents Nab Daughter’s Pedophile Boyfriend with Facebook Sting

A convicted sex offender is facing charges of immoral communications with a minor after he was caught sending photos of his penis to a 15-year-old girl on Facebook. The 15-year-old girl wasn’t actually a real person, and that’s the start of what makes this story particularly interesting. The fake Facebook profile was actually a creation of a mother and her …

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Parents Overwhelmingly See Social Media as a Good Thing

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 on “The Facebook” or “The Twitters.” I know I have. And though we can debate the various pros and cons …

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Sorry Parents, Your Teens Like Porn A Lot More Than You Think

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 are up to online and how much time they’re spending online. Not only that, but teenagers are getting much better …

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Facebook May Soon Let Kids Under 13 Join The Party

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 is in the process of developing new technology that would make way for kids under the age of thirteen to …

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Parents, Pre-Teens, and the Facebook Minefield

Do you remember the first thought that popped into your head when your pre-teen cousin sent you a friend request on Facebook? If you don’t I’ll attempt to jog your memory. It probably went something like this: “What the hell? Aren’t you like 9 years old?” And yes, they probably are. Although Facebook has opened their walls quite a bit …

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Parents Not Talking To Their Children About Mobile Security [Infographic]

“Jimmy, we need to have a…talk” When we think of “the talk”, we generally equate it with parents fumbling around, trying to talk to their kids about sex and pregnancy. However, NQ Mobile & NCSA are trying to raise awareness about another sort of talk, dealing with cell phone security. 56% of parents surveyed say they haven’t talked to their …

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AOL Gives Parents Tool for Eavesdropping on Kids’ Social Networking

AOL has released the results from a new survey, conducted by Nielsen, about parenting and social networking. The survey found that over half of children don’t knows all of their "friends" personally.

The survey also found that 76% of parents with kids on Facebook have "friended" their teenagers, while 29% of these teens would un-friend their parents if they were given the option. Heartwarming isn’t it? These kids are twice as likely to un-friend their mothers as opposed to their fathers.

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