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Saudi Arabia bans video games following suicide of two children

47 games banned in Saudi Arabia after children’s death Do you remember the deadly online suicide game, ‘The Blue Whale Challenge’ also known as ‘The Blue Whale’, which caught attention of the world after a spate of teen suicides were said to be linked to the game. For those unaware, The […]

Six Screen-Time Studies That Changed My Parenting Approach

Photo: Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash Screen time is one of the biggest headaches in my parenting life, and it’s only gotten more stressful as my two sons have gotten older and more capable with consoles, tablets, and computers. In fact, the overriding theme of Christmas 2017 in my house was a […]

Good Digital Parenting Is the Challenge of Our Age

Photo: Stuart Dredge “I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on. There are some things that I won’t allow; I don’t want them on a social network.” Uncle Tim — aka Tim Cook, CEO of Apple — certainly isn’t alone in thinking hard about how children are […]

Saving Our Children From Smartphones

by Jean-Louis Gassée We now see smartphones as dangerous for young minds. Can Apple do something about it? Courtesy: More than 30 years ago, in the still early years of personal computing. MIT professor Sherry Turkle (who was once married to computer science pioneer Seymour Papert) published The Second Self, […]

These are the best apps for your kids this Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve, and you’re reclining on the sofa, glass of wine in hand, serenely browsing the app store and carefully curating dozens of artsy education apps and beautiful ebooks for your darling child’s new Christmas tablet… If only. You’re more likely to spend the evening swearing at the install […]

Computers, Children, and On-Line Content: How to get kids online and keep them safe

“Companies are getting better [at implementing child safety on the Internet], but , engagement with the child, showing them how to get to the right sites, and stay away from the bad ones is the key to success.” Introduction The Internet is an excellent place for finding information, looking up phone […]

Google creates first-ever coding doodle to mark 50 years of kids coding

Google Celebrates 50 Years Of Kids Programming Language With A Coding Doodle Google is known to celebrate special days, be it festivals, events and more with a unique Doodle. This time too it was no different for the search giant when it decided to celebrate the computer science education week […]