Researchers discovered that over 3,000 Android apps for kids on the Google Play Store improperly collect data, including nearly 300 apps that collect location or contact data without parents' permission. Can Google do something about this improper data collection issue?
Security April 16, 2018
A new study revealed that major sports leagues in the United States, instead of promoting a healthy lifestyle, are pushing junk food to children. Most of the advertisements for food and beverages during sports programs are for unhealthy products.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2018
When about 5,000 children were asked to draw a scientist in the 1960s and 1970s, nearly all of the drawings depicted a male scientist. A new study, however, revealed that kids now draw female scientists more often than ever before.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2018
A new study from the University of Pennsylvania revealed that greater fish consumption among children resulted in higher IQ test scores and better sleep. The improvement is attributed to omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in many kinds of fish.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 27, 2017
A study has associated high childhood IQ levels with reduced mortality rates. Researchers believe smarter kids make better lifestyle choices that reduce the risk of life-threatening diseases.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2017
Google is officially expanding its user base into children below 13 years old through the launch of Family Link. The app allows parents to have control over the usage of their children on Android-powered smartphones and tablets.
Google March 16, 2017
BusyKid is a new platform that allows parents to track chores and pay allowances to their children, who in turn learn about earning, saving and spending.
Apps/Software February 15, 2017
According to a new national poll, parents' reactions to their children's sickness differ significantly when it comes to kids missing school. Two of the factors weighing in this decision are the age of the kids and the seriousness of the symptoms.
Public Health January 18, 2017
The mobile era has brought new ways for kids to learn while having fun and a slew of apps are available for just that. Here's a list of the top 10 iOS and Android apps for kids, organized by age groups.
Apps/Software December 25, 2016
Netflix announced the upcoming release of six new animated series for children as it moves to expand its library with original programming.
Movies/TV Shows October 6, 2016
Most parents in the United States unknowingly give too much or too little liquid medicine to their kids, a new study suggests. Such errors in dosing can have negative consequences, researcher said.
Medicine September 13, 2016
Over the last 25 years, the number of youth soccer-related injuries in the United States has skyrocketed, a new study suggests. The statistics reflect the growing popularity of the sport as well as the awareness on the effects of such injuries.
Public Health September 13, 2016
If you are looking for Android apps to entertain your tots, there are a lot of apps that are available to download via Google Play. These apps range from Cut the Rope 2, Alphabet Flashcards and more.
Apps/Software June 27, 2016
This smartwatch for kids teaches them how to be independent and responsible, while parents can set a routine to provide structure.
Wearable Tech June 23, 2016
Second Life Toys is a campaign where people can donate limbs to help give stuffed animals a second chance at life to teach about child organ transplants.
Viral May 12, 2016
Bullying must be recognized as a serious public health problem across the United States, but current zero-tolerance policies do not help solve the issue, a new report revealed.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 12, 2016
Players and parents will now be able to use MyGear, a platform dedicated to developing apparel for exercise and team sports.
Internet April 26, 2016
A 10-year-old girl named Jordan Reeves has designed an arm cannon that even Mega Man would want. But instead of bullets or bombs, Reeves' cannon shoots glitter.
FUTURE TECH March 29, 2016
Children born in August are at a greater risk of being diagnosed with ADHD compared to older peers. Younger children may manifest inattention, impulsive and hyperactive symptom because of immaturity, which may be mistaken to be signs of the disorder.
Life March 14, 2016
A new study found that type 1 diabetes continues show increased prevalence among U.S. kids. The exact reason as to why the trends keep on rising remains a mystery to experts.
Life December 18, 2015
Children who are exposed to violence are more likely to have greater levels of behavioral and emotional problems, according to a U.S. study. Researchers compared children in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico with children in El Paso, Texas.
Life December 16, 2015
The culture in which a child was raised has a significant influence on their perception of fairness, a new study revealed. Researchers tested the hundreds of kids’ idea of fairness through a simple game.
Society November 21, 2015
Flavored tobacco products that kids smoke, vape or chew are likely leading to subsequent smoking of conventional cigarettes, a USFDA study says. Flavored products are seen as an introductory gateway to nicotine for the 3,200 American kids who try smoking for the first time every day.
Life October 28, 2015
Parents of terminaly ill Julianna Snow allowed her to decide 'heaven or hospital' when she gets sick again. The five-year-old girl is suffering from a severe hereditary disease that weakened her lung muscles and simple diseases like colds could kill her.
Life October 28, 2015
Everyone gets baffled by Mathematics questions but for one particular kid, what's more baffling is why so many fruits are invloved. See if you can solve the questions yourselves.
Internet Culture October 27, 2015
A bedtime book recently published by Random House claims that it can put kids to sleep in no time. Some parents say that the book is effective; some say otherwise.
Society October 11, 2015
The No. 1 toy brand in the world just can't be stopped. LEGO's latest and greatest is called Nexo Knights -- a mashup of medieval aesthetics and futuristic technology.
Movies/TV Shows October 8, 2015
GMC's miniature Sierra Denali is complete with even the tiniest details that are close to the original. Kids will be able to cruise around for two hours in this sweet ride.
FUTURE TECH October 6, 2015
The Kids and Gaming 2015 report by the NPD Group revealed that mobile devices, specifically smartphones and tablets, are now the most popular platforms for kid gamers falling under the range of 2 years old to 17 years old.
Video Games September 25, 2015
The 2013-14 NBA MVP turned his annual youth basketball camp in Norman, OK. into a block party, swatting kids' shots without mercy and teaching them that nothing comes easy in basketball.
Movies/TV Shows August 7, 2015
A 'Hello Kitty' movie is coming to a theater near you. It won't be here for another four years, but we can't help wondering what it will be about.
Movies/TV Shows July 6, 2015
More than half of American kids are dehydrated, a new study finds. What are the dangers, and what can be done about the problem?
Life June 12, 2015
Did a costumed actor playing Pluto hug this little boy so hard he caused 'severe injuries?'
Internet Culture May 11, 2015
Chuck E. Cheese launched a new menu in an attempt to please parents that includes chicken wings, sandwiches and thin crust pizzas.
Internet Culture April 10, 2015
Why can't all doctors be this good? This pediatrician makes getting an injection as fun as going to the playground. And you're going to love the kid's reaction.
Internet Culture March 7, 2015
To help kids avoid stumbling onto mature video content, Twitter's Vine now features Vine Kids. The strategy isn't all just a kid safety move though. Twitter is hoping to re-engage with an estimated 500 million logged-out users.
Apps/Software January 30, 2015
A new study by researchers from the University of Florida suggests that immunizing school children against the flu also helps prevent the flu virus from spreading throughout their entire communities.
Internet Culture December 10, 2014
The sheer number of new apps and the convoluted nature of app permissions make it hard to police developers who disregard COPPA. While there aren't any hard numbers, developers are still sharing minors' information without obtaining parental consent.
Apps/Software December 8, 2014
Rumored for months, Google's plans to offer kid-friendly versions of its services have finally been confirmed. There is huge potential for controversy, but Google says it intends to be 'thoughtful' in how it approaches the initiative.
Internet December 4, 2014
What's the best way to encourage children interested in STEM? Holiday gifts that teach important skills in STEM. Here is our list of a few of the best science gift ideas for children.
Geek December 4, 2014
Kids say the darnedest things, don't they? The latest "Kids React" video to hit the web shows a group of precocious elementary school kids watching the trailer for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' for the first time.
Internet Culture November 25, 2014
What happens when you play the Hulk on the big screen, and then go to something normal and everyday like your daughter's preschool? This.
Movies/TV Shows November 22, 2014
Children may face adverse health effects such as seizures and heart problems after energy drinks consumption. Some of the energy drinks can include up to 400 milligrams of caffeine per can or bottle.
Life November 17, 2014
Is it funny or cruel to trick your kid into thinking he has Ebola? The Internet is divided between those who laughed at this crazy Vine, and those who think the kid's parents are heartless monsters.
Internet Culture November 1, 2014
For a small kid, getting inside a machine filled with toys apparently isn't too hard. Getting out, on the other hand, is another story entirely.
Internet Culture October 23, 2014