Tag Archive: Kids

Phone grips aren’t just cool for kids, they’re great for parents, too

Phone grips aren’t just a cutesy way to spice up your kid’s case; they’re an easy investment in your kid’s clumsy hands.

Phone grips might seem like an unnecessary add-on — “How could you possibly need help holding onto a phone?” — but I just have a few questions for you. How often does your child drop their phone? How often do you see them hunched over their phone to watch a video instead of propping the  [Read More…]

Is TikTok safe for kids?

Best answer: TikTok can be safe for kids 13 years and older. TikTok is intended for 13+ users according to the app’s community guidelines. The app can be safe for teens with proper parental guidance.

TikTok Google Play Store: TikTok (Free at Google Play Store) What is TikTok?

TikTok is a mobile app that allows users to create unique short videos that range from 15 seconds to 60 seconds. Users can add unique filters, stickers, and all  [Read More…]

How to set up Kids Home child mode on Samsung phones

Going on a long road trip or flight with your family? Waiting in line for a ride at the theme park? Whatever the case, there are times when it can be helpful to hand your phone to your kids to keep them occupied for a short while, but you probably don’t want them rummaging through important apps when you aren’t looking. Luckily, Samsung includes a Kids Home mode on its phones that hosts a number of games and  [Read More…]

YouTube TV is getting PBS and PBS Kids

What you need to know YouTube TV hasn’t yet carried local PBS member stations. That’ll change later this year. You’ll also have access to on-demand content.

PBS today announced that it’s bringing its member stations to YouTube TV. In addition to live shows, YouTube TV subscribers also will have access to PBS content on-demand. The new channels will be available sometime later this year, PBS said in a press release.

It marks the first time PBS has done  [Read More…]

Facebook Messenger Kids flaw allowed unauthorized users to join group chats

The FTC may soon fine Facebook once more for the lapse.

What you need to know A ‘design flaw’ in the Messenger Kids app allowed unauthorized users to be part of group chats. Facebook has closed down the group chats and is alerting parents regarding the flaw. The “technical error”, reportedly arose from the way unique permissions were applied in group chats in the Messenger Kids app.

Facebook had launched the Messenger Kids app in 2017 as  [Read More…]

Google paying millions to FTC for YouTube violations of kids privacy laws

Google is soon expected to introduce some changes to the way it handles children’s videos on YouTube.

What you need to know The Federal Trade Commission has approved a multi-million dollar settlement with Google over YouTube’s violation of federal data privacy laws Specifics of the settlement, including the exact amount, are currently unclear. Google is found to have breached the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

The Federal Trade Commission is said to have finalized a settlement with  [Read More…]

FamilyLabs gives kids an extra layer of digital protection

Coolpad has been busy at work developing FamilyLabs, a way for parents to track the location of their kids, limit what apps and sites they’re using, and keep their screen time under control. We’ve been playing with early builds for the last few weeks, and so far it’s shaping up to be a helpful tool in the modern parent’s arsenal.

Setup is pretty straightforward. Parents start off with their own account, authenticated over SMS. They can add one  [Read More…]

The FTC is investigating YouTube for not protecting kids on the platform

YouTube’s considered moving all children’s videos to the YouTube Kids app.

What you need to know The FTC is investigating YouTube for failing to protect children on the platform. The investigation is in its late stages and started back in 2015. YouTube’s considered taking all children’s videos off YouTube and moving them to YouTube Kids.

If it seems like there’s a new YouTube controversy every week, you wouldn’t be wrong. The video-sharing site has been under a  [Read More…]

Amazon unveils a new Echo Dot Kids Edition that’s already being discounted

Amazon has quietly unveiled an all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition which features a new, yet familiar, design, and color options unlike anything we’ve seen the company do before. At first glance, you may mistake this for a regular 3rd-gen Echo Dot, until you see the new bright Rainbow color scheme that’s being offered. Details surrounding what’s new are a bit limited right now, but Amazon does say that this speaker, like the latest Echo Dot, is 70% louder, and there  [Read More…]

Worried about your kids? Here’s how to adjust parental controls on the PS4.

Do you have young ones around the house? Would you like a little more control over the various types of media that they are consuming on your PlayStation 4? You have options. Sony has provided a good amount of parental setting,s which can be pretty easy to adjust once you know what you’re doing. One handy tool provides the ability to create profiles for each member of your family and adjust control settings for each of them individually.

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