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Apple Debuts New 'iBooks Storytime' tvOS App With Read-Aloud Books for Kids

Apple has quietly introduced a new tvOS app for kids called "iBooks Storytime," designed to allow children to read along with interactive books on their television sets.<p>iBooks Storytime features a selection of children's books from the iBooks Store that feature Read-Along capabilities. Read-Along …

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How Social Media Is Driving the Plus-Size Fashion Revolution

After decades of living in the shadow of size 00s, women size 14 and up are finally beginning to step into the spotlight.<p>What’s driving that …

How To Raise Healthy Human Beings In A World Of Screens

If we want our kids to sleep well, be healthy, and have strong relationships, we need to think beyond “turn it off,” writes a pediatrician.<p>Any time a new technology is introduced, it disrupts values, routines, and behaviors. This goes back well before the printing press replaced oral histories or …

Teaching About Cyber-Bullying and Its Consequences

Every teacher will cope with the unfortunate reality that bullies have always existed and will continue to exist in classrooms throughout the …

The Reality Of Cyber Abuse

<b>Authored by the 'ALL RISE Say No to Cyber Abuse' Youth Team</b><p>We often refer to online bullying as just that; bullying. Some say name calling and …

Mental Health

Parents (Yes, even the freaked-out, overwhelmed ones) Are Our Most Valuable, Overlooked Resource.

It’s time we started including one of our most valuable resources in internet and social media training: families — moms, dads, aunts, uncles, …

80,000 Kids Just Replied to a Survey About Bullying. Here’s What Surprised Their Educators Most

<i>“Everyone here is either bullying someone or being bullied. The teachers say if you have a problem, go see them — but they do nothing about it.”</i><p><i>“They</i> …

Bullying

Blocking kids from social media won't solve the problem of cyberbullying

Bullying is among parents’ greatest concerns. And little wonder. It’s the biggest modifiable risk factor for children and adolescents developing …

7 Ways to Raise Digitally Savvy and Safe Kids

Your kiddo easily whips through your iPhone pics or has accidentally posted selfies to your Facebook wall, so you know that your tot is waaay better at tech than you. Kids have a ton of app inspiration to help them learn how to draw, count and code, and on YouTube, there are a bunch of fun …

Kids

The 7 Things I Wish I Had Known About Bullying As A Parent

My lack of understanding about how to deal with bullying is one of the greatest regrets I have about how I parented my children. So as we enter <i>Bullying Prevention Month</i>, here are seven things I wish I knew back then that I finally understand now that I have the wisdom and hindsight of a grandparent.<p>…

Will Spending $200,000 On A Bed Really Help You Sleep?

Maybe -- but not for the reason you would think.<p>Remember the days when memory foam was all the rage? There was that infomercial where the wine glass didn’t topple over while someone in mom jeans jumped on the other side?<p>Well, we’re way past that.<p>Now, there’s a mattress made of diamonds. There’s a …

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The Kids Who Lie About Their Age to Join Facebook

Social media’s millions of “invisible” users may be especially vulnerable to cyberbullying.<p>Between 2011 and 2014, a group called EU Kids Online conducted comprehensive studies, looking at children in 22 European countries and across many cultures. A strong majority of children used the Internet to …

Social Media

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Cyberpsychologist Aiken on catching online bullies<p>Aug 23, 2016 9:47 AM EDT CBS This Morning<p>CBS News<p>Internet technology has evolved at lighting speed …

Parenting

101 Romantic Movies You Can Stream on Netflix Tonight

Grab some popcorn and settle in: it's time for a romantic movie marathon! We've rounded up a diverse selection of the best quirky rom-coms, tearjerker historical romances, steamy erotic films, and classic love stories for your viewing pleasure. We've got foreign flicks, new indie movies, and …

Here are the disturbing reasons ISIS marketing is so effective

While many experts say the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is on the decline, you wouldn’t know it from the organization’s public …

5 back-to-school tips to help kids stay safe online

As children around the world (in the northern hemisphere, anyway) end their summer breaks and start to head back to school, they’ll be using the …

Information Systems

The internet can harm your productivity by making you sad – here's what to do

Following a few simple tips should protect you from the subtly depressing influence of social media, keeping you both happy and productive<p>In September, the first positivity officers of the United Arab Emirates’s Ministry for Happiness will begin their training in happiness science, a program …