A former judge and family law educator has teamed up with tech entrepreneurs to launch an app they hope will help divorced parents better manage their co-parenting disputes, communications, shared calendar and other decisions within a single platform. The app, called coParenter, aims to be more comprehensive than its competitors, while also leveraging a combination […]View More CoParenter helps divorced parents settle disputes using AI and human mediation
Reading for pleasure improves learning abilities, empathy, and decision making in children, according to . Letting your kids read the titles of their choice can improve their brain development. But of course there are always concerns about making sure what they read is age-appropriate.
You don’t want to stifle your child’s interest, but you also want to monitor their content intake. With the Kindle for Kids you get the peace of mind of knowing your child has room to explore within the realm of best-in-class parental controls. Usually a Kindle for Kids bundle (including a cover and two-year worry-free guarantee) costs $124.98, but you can currently snag one for $69.99. Read more…View More Save $55 on this Kindle for Kids bundle at Amazon
If you’re a fan of Star Wars and whales, we have the perfect comic book for you.
Cryer tweeted photographs of “Nar Wars: The Tale of Narth Veader” to his followers on Friday, and the story already has tens of thousands of fans, including Mark Hamill.
This is just getting ridiculous.
As regular social media influencers vie for the title of most annoying, a new breed has emerged to expose the whole enterprise as a goofy charade. Or perhaps we should say not emerged, because, as exemplified by…
YouTube states that this change will be rolled out over the next few months. Comments will be disabled on all videos featuring young minors as well as videos with older minors that “could be at risk of attracting predatory behavior.”
Select creators that would otherwise be affected by this change will be allowed to keep comments enabled on their videos. They will be required to actively moderate their comments and keep predatory content off their video pages. YouTube will work with them to provide guidance. Read more…View More YouTube will now disable comments on all videos featuring children
In news that will surprise few but still alarm many, a study has found that kids 2-5 years old who engage in more screen time received worse scores in developmental screening tests. The apparent explanation is simple: when a kid is in front of a screen, they’re not talking, walking, or playing, the activities by which basic skills are cultivated.View More Screen time inhibits toddler development, study finds
Leading UK paediatricians have advised parents to worry less about the effects of screen time on their children.
A new guidance published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) — a professional body in charge of the training of paediatricians — contests research suggesting that children’s screen time is harmful.
“The evidence base for a direct ‘toxic’ effect of screen time is contested, and the evidence of harm is often overstated,” reads the guidance. “The majority of the literature that does exist looks only at television screen time.” Read more…View More Screen time might not be so harmful or toxic for kids, experts say
‘Tis the season to watch the former president of the United States be cute as hell, apparently.
Barack Obama spent Wednesday donning a Santa hat and spreading holiday cheer while handing out presents at Washington’s Children’s National hospital.
Footage shared by the hospital on Twitter shows an excited crowd singing carols, cheering for, and taking photos of Obama Claus in the hallway. The former POTUS greets patients with presents, dances into rooms, and even gives out some hugs.
Thank you @BarackObama for making our patients’ day so much brighter. Your surprise warmed our hallways and put smiles on everyone’s faces! Our patients loved your company…and your gifts! https://t.co/bswxSrA4sQ ❤️ #HolidaysAtChildrens #ObamaAndKids pic.twitter.com/qii53UbSRS
A coalition of 22 consumer and public health advocacy groups, led by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), have today filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission asking them to investigate and sanction Google for how its Google Play Store markets apps to children. The complaint states that […]View More Consumer advocacy groups call on FTC to investigate kids’ apps on Google Play
Since its public debut in fall 2017, Google’s parental control software dubbed Family Link, has been steadily expanding, both in terms of its capabilities and its reach. Today, it’s making the jump beyond smartphones for the first time, with newly added support for Chromebook computers. As on Android devices, parents will now be able to […]View More Google’s parental control software Family Link now supports Chromebooks
Katy and Tom bought a boat 12 years ago. Today, they still live on that boat, which is fit with a secret bookcase passage and a large garden overlooking a field of wild horses. Oh, and they have two kids who have lived on the boat all their lives.…View More Their house in London broke them up. So they bought a boat and brought up two kids on it. — Mashable Originals
If there was any doubt about YouTube’s power to influence children, look no further than this year’s list of the hottest holiday toys, based on Google shopping search data. According to the search giant, at least four of the top 10 most searched toys were among those heavily featured in YouTube unboxing videos — subsequently […]View More Google’s search data shows YouTube’s influence over this season’s hottest toys