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Why it's so hard to get kids' attention, according to science (and what to do about it)

After dinner, which is served in shifts and consumed in various parts of the house, Dad does the dishes, and Mom makes a phone call to a co-worker. Both also begin the disagreeable ritual of reminding their kids - a fifth-grader and ninth-grader - to complete a chore, do their homework or make …

Parenting

Child Predators Targeting Kids Through Video Games

Sponsored<p>Investigators say more and more child predators are targeting kids through video gaming systems, which many children spend hours playing …

How to Trick a Kid Into Talking About Their Day

Kids clam up. It happens. When kids won’t talk, parents’ best tools are patience and gentleness.<p>It’s nice for parents to know about their preschooler …

The Best Parental Control Apps to Monitor Your Kids’ Screen Time

Six of the best apps for everything from blocking problematic content to managing minutes spent staring into a screen.<p><i>“What exactly is he/she looking</i> …

WhatsApp says users must be 16 or older to access the app in Europe

WhatsApp is banning anyone under 16 years old from using its app in Europe. It’s raising the age limit by three years just as the European data privacy rules start kicking in on May 25th, as spotted by <i>Reuters</i>.<p>When users in Europe log onto the app in the next few weeks, they’ll be asked to confirm …

How to Create Healthy (and Reasonable) Family Screen Time Habits

In 'The Art of Screen Time,' Anya Kamenetz navigates the difficult balance between digital media and family life.<p><i>Calling smartphones and screens a</i> …

Many child-oriented apps potentially violate US’ child privacy law

• A recently-published study found that thousands of Android apps on the Play Store potentially violate COPPA.<br>• The study also found a number of Safe Harbor-approved apps that featured “potential violations.”<br>• The study raises the question of whether industry self-regulation is enough.<p>In a study …

Privacy

The 4 Most Damaging Myths About Kids, Screen Time, and Technology

Screen time is not inherently bad, and neither is screen time, but when a parent abandons a kid to technology things can get out of hand.<p>The arc of …

Too Much Technology: Children Growing Up with Weak Hands, Fingers

Researchers say children using too much technology are showing up to school unable to hold pencils or cut paper with scissors. Here’s some advice for …

The Best Parental Control Devices for Safe Internet Browsing

Protecting your kids on the Internet can be exhausting. Here are seven easy-to-install parental control routers and other devices to put your worries …

Kids and Technology: When to Limit It and How

It seems these days that kids are operating electronic devices such as smartphones at extremely young ages. Just take a look around any local …

Kids

Studies suggest cellphone radiation doesn't threaten humans

No, the debate over the risks of cellphone radiation isn't over yet. The US National Institutes of Health's National Toxicology Program has published details of draft studies which suggest that normal cellphone radiation levels aren't harmful to humans. The research subjected rats to very high …

Cellphone radiation poses no real harm to humans, new research says

Unless you’re a male rat bathing in cellphone radiation, experts say you should be fine<p>Male rats showed a small increase in a kind of heart tumor after exposure to massive amounts of cellphone radiation, a new government study reports. But don’t read too much into that, experts say — because those …

Child development experts urge Facebook to pull Messenger Kids app

More than 110 child-health advocates have called on Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to pull the firm’s Messenger Kids app aimed at under 13s, warning of the dangers of social media for children.<p>In an open letter led by the Boston-based Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood, signed by …

Facebook 'no place' for young children

<b>More than 100 child health experts are urging Facebook to withdraw an app aimed at under-13s.</b><p>In an open letter to Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, they call Messenger Kids an "irresponsible" attempt to encourage young children to use Facebook.<p>Young children are not ready to have social media …

Social Media

Health experts urge Facebook to shut down Messenger Kids

Child development advocates are calling on Facebook to discontinue its new Messenger Kids app, which is targeted at 6 to 12 year olds.<p>On Tuesday, more than a dozen organizations and about 100 health experts sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying the new chat app will likely damage a …

Social Media