Tag: Kids

Children's Exposure To The Drug Buprenorphine Has Risen To 215 Percent In 3 Years

A new study found that the rate of children who are exposed to the drug buprenorphine has drastically increased in the past three years. Buprenorphine is considered to be an opioid but does not give the same type of 'high' as other opiates.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 25, 2018

Fitbit Ace Fitness Tracker For Kids Now Available Globally: Where To Buy And For How Much

Fitbit announced a kid-focused fitness tracker back in March, and now it's finally on sale. Here's what it has to offer, how much it costs, and where to get it.

Gadgets June 13, 2018

Exposure To Pets And Outdoors Is Healthier For Your Mental Health, A New Study Suggests

A new study has shown that people who grew up without pets are more likely to suffer from stress in adulthood. The study was conducted by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2018

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition Brings Parental Controls And Alexa For Kids, At $79.99

Amazon launched a new Echo Dot Kids Edition smart speaker that comes with special features, a kid-friendly Alexa, and a two-year warranty with a free replacement. The device is up for pre-order now at $79.99, and here's what it brings.

Gadgets April 26, 2018

Google Play Store Contains Over 3,000 Android Apps For Kids That Improperly Collect Data

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

Major Sports Leagues Are Pushing Junk Food To Children, Study Shows

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

Kids Now Draw Scientists As Women More Often Than Ever Before, Study Shows

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

Eating Fish Helps Kids Grow Smarter And Sleep Better

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

Higher Childhood IQ Linked To Longer Life Span: Study

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 Launches Family Link To Help Parents Track Their Kids' Online Activity and Location

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 The App For Tracking Chores Where Children Learn How To Make Money

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

Many Parents Don’t Know When To Keep Sick Kids Home From School: Survey

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

Top 10 2016 iOS And Android Apps For Kids: Fun, Engaging And Educational

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 Is Expanding Its Programming For Kids With 6 New Animated Series

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

Dosing Errors With Kids' Liquid Medicine Common Among Parents

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

Concussion, Other Injuries From Youth Soccer Soar In US

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

Best Android Apps For Toddlers: Cut The Rope 2, Puzzle Fun For Kids & Toddlers, Alphabet Flashcards, Coloring Pages And More

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

The Octopus Smartwatch For Kids Teaches Them Responsibility So Parents Don’t Have To

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

Stuffed Animals Are Given Donated Limbs As Part Of Campaign To Raise Awareness About Child Organ Transplants

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 Among Kids, Teens Is A Serious Public Health Concern, But Expelling Bullies Will Not Help

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

Sports Illustrated Play Helps Launch MyGear, A Digital Platform For Local Sports Management

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

This Girl Designed A Prosthetic Arm Cannon That Shoots Glitter

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 At Increased Risk Of ADHD Diagnosis

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

Number Of US Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Increased By Nearly 60 Percent And Researchers Do Not Know Why

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

How Exposure To Violence Such As Acts Of Terror, Mass Murders Affects Mental Health Of Kids

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

Culture Plays Role On How Children Perceive Fairness

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 Popular With Kids A 'Gateway' To Nicotine Addiction, Researchers Say

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 Allow 5-Year-Old Terminally Ill Daughter To Choose 'Heaven Or Hospital'

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

Smart Talking Kid Proves That Math Makes No Sense - Where Are Those Apples Coming From? [Video]

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

This Bedtime Book Claims It Can Put Your Kid To Sleep In No Time: Does It Really Work?

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

LEGO Announces Nexo Knights, Where Medieval Meets Futuristic

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 Unveils All-Electric Sierra Denali Pickup Truck Mini Version... For Your Kids

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

Kid Gamers Moving To Mobile As Platform Of Choice: Sorry, PC

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

Kids Will Never Forget Having Their Shots Blocked By Kevin Durant

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

'Hello Kitty: The Movie' Will Be The Most Sickeningly Cute Movie Ever

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

Kids In U.S. Aren't Drinking Enough Water

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

Pluto May Have Injured An 8-Year-Old Boy At Disneyland

Did a costumed actor playing Pluto hug this little boy so hard he caused 'severe injuries?'

Internet Culture May 11, 2015

Chuck E. Cheese Rolls Out New Grown-Up Menu With Wings, Ciabatta Sandwiches And Signature Pizzas

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

Watch This: Awesome Pediatrician Keeps Baby Laughing During Injection

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

Twitter's Vine Grows A Kiddie-Friendly Video Service

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

Here’s Why It’s So Important For Kids To Get The Flu Shot

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

Apps Still Tracking Kids Despite Privacy Laws

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

Google Designing YouTube, Chrome Versions for Kids

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

The Best Educational Gift Ideas For Kids This Holiday

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 React To 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Trailer And We Get To Watch

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

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