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New technologies bring a lot of opportunities for kids, but also a few risks. Let's discover the best of both worlds.
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Blue Coat offers 'kid safe' browsing from iPhones, Pods and Pads.

Blue Coat offers 'kid safe' browsing from iPhones, Pods and Pads. | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Blue Coat Systems - best known as a provider of web security and WAN optimisation products for enterprises - is offering a free browser for Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) as a replacement for Safari that is claimed to provide 'family safe' 'browsing.
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Technology for caregivers

Technology for caregivers | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
More and more people, from family members to hired staff, are being tasked to care for ailing seniors as the nation's population ages. They tend to use technology to help them in these daily tasks.
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Part of the Solution against cyberbullying

Part of the Solution against cyberbullying | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
In her column, There's No Such Thing As a Bully, Taryn Grimes-Herbert shares her personal experience with bullying behavior, and initiates conversations between parents, educators, counselors and kids...
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Your BlackBerry or Your Wife: Experts Recommend Tech Detoxes to Help Us Unplug From Devices - WSJ.com

Your BlackBerry or Your Wife: Experts Recommend Tech Detoxes to Help Us Unplug From Devices - WSJ.com | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Like an extreme diet that cuts out all processed foods for a short time with the promise of lasting good health, a technology cleanse means you unplug for a short time with longer-term benefits. But be warned: It isn't easy.
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iGive : Raise money for your favorite cause every time you browse the web.

iGive : Raise money for your favorite cause every time you browse the web. | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Raise money for your favorite cause, every time you search the web or purchase something online.
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Elementary students design high technology for children

Elementary students design high technology for children | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Who knows better than a kid what kids want from technology?
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First LEGO League challenge: Technology as a team competition

First LEGO League challenge: Technology as a team competition | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
A gymnasium at an Oshawa university was so abuzz with excitement on Saturday afternoon that the robotics competition could have been mistaken for a sporting event.
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Kids discovering "ancient" gadgets like a Gameboy and a floppy disk

Interesting to see how products get forgotten in less than a generation.
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Kaplan Test Prep Survey: 35% of Teens with Parents on Facebook Aren’t Friends with Them; Nearly 40% Admit the Reason is Because They’ve Ignored Mom or Dad’s Friend Request - Yahoo! Finance

Kaplan Test Prep Survey: 35% of Teens with Parents on Facebook Aren’t Friends with Them; Nearly 40% Admit the Reason is Because They’ve Ignored Mom or Dad’s Friend Request - Yahoo! Finance | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- According to Kaplan Test Prep’s latest survey* on social networking, 35% of Teens with Parents on Facebook Aren’t Friends with Them; Nearly 40% Admit the Reason is Because They’ve Ignored Mom or Dad’s Friend Request
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Texting and social media may require new school policies

Texting and social media may require new school policies | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
School policies are reviewed every 6 months in the US, but the fast evolution of texting and social media may require more drastic changes.
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Technology companies vie to bring Web to cars safely | Detroit Free Press

Technology companies vie to bring Web to cars safely | Detroit Free Press | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
As drivers grow unwilling to unplug from the connected world during their jaunts across town, technology firms are racing to bring the Web into the car. Others are offering innovations to keep us safe while we use those new services while barreling down the highway at breakneck speeds. (Technology companies vie to bring Web to cars http://bit.ly/hJmMbo)
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Why American Mothers are Superior

Why American Mothers are Superior | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Editor's note: The Wall Street Journal lit up the blogosphere last weekend with an article titled, Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior. This played right into the stereotypes about Asian parents being obsessed with their children’s education and myths about Chinese and Indian education being superior to U.S. education.

The Journal article was over the top—way over. In fact, TechCrunch contributor Vivek Wadhwa called it “bizarre” in a response that he wrote in his BusinessWeek column. Chinese and Indian parents really do care about their children, just as American parents do, as do others all over the world. Some Chinese and Indian parents are really strict and push their children extremely hard. But he doesn't know any who would call their children “garbage” either in private or in public as the Journal described. And he doesn't know any middle-class Indian or Chinese children, in this day and age, who allow themselves to be subjected to the type of abuse the article details.

You can read his views. But here is the perspective of one of his Twitter followers, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars, President of The Julia Group.  She said that she felt compelled to write this after reading his piece.
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Parents Using Facebook to Pester Teachers | Maximum PC

Parents Using Facebook to Pester Teachers | Maximum PC | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Parents Using Facebook to Pester Teachers... http://bit.ly/fKEgnv
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MouseMail Family Social Network Pledges Privacy Protection - Benzinga

MouseMail Family Social Network Pledges Privacy Protection - Benzinga | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
MouseMail.com, the social network for kids that parents can monitor, has rewritten its terms of service to assure families their privacy is protected, according to a School Safety Partners bulletin released today.

Read more: http://www.benzinga.com/press-releases/11/01/p783184/mousemail-family-social-network-pledges-privacy-protection#ixzz1BKIgio7N
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Educate yourself about social networking - The Mercury

Educate yourself about social networking - The Mercury | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Good advises to help kids safely sign into Facebook. We believe Yoocasa (http://www.yoocasa.com) is also part of the keys to help kids discover social networking, safely.
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Virtual Mentoring Lessens the Burden on Kids in South Africa

Virtual Mentoring Lessens the Burden on Kids in South Africa | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Infinite Family connects mentors anywhere in the world with South African teens in need of adult guidance, advice and support. These "net buddies" connect via weekly video conferences.
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Blindsided by bullies - TheNewsTribune.com

Blindsided by bullies - TheNewsTribune.com | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Bullying always existed... But Internet and social media brings it to another level.
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New technology can be the best medicine - USA Today

New technology can be the best medicine - USA Today | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
When technology helps patient take their treatments and heal faster.
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Need to protect your data? This hard drive resists fire and floods...

Need to protect your data? This hard drive resists fire and floods... | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
The SoloPRO is loud and not particularly pretty, but it can withstand 1500-degree heat (How much is your family photos, videos, docs, financial & tax info, other personal files are worth? http://bit.ly/gi1iBM)
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Using a Laptop Program to develop ICT proficiency at SIS. « SIS Blog

Using a Laptop Program to develop ICT proficiency at SIS. «  SIS Blog | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Using open-source and web 2.0 technologies, a laptop program initiative was designed to increase ICT proficiency in students.
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Cursive writing next to go in computer age - Times LIVE

Cursive writing next to go in computer age - Times LIVE | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Will cursive writing one day join the ranks of ancient, indecipherable script?
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Once more, technologies help tighten the cross-generation bonds

Once more, technologies help tighten the cross-generation bonds | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
'High' tech: Plymouth High School students help the older crowd figure out their computers.
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Is it safe to go Free with AVG protection software on the family computer ?

Is it safe to go Free with AVG protection software on the family computer ? | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
There are a vast number of programs available for security purposes that help protect your computer from hackers. AVG is one of the best solution and offers a free version. But, is it safe to use it at home or is it better to get the paid version?
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Kinect hackers take control of the action | Technology | The Observer

Kinect hackers take control of the action | Technology | The Observer | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
When open source technology and a mass-market gadget free creativity: Kinect released plenty of ever-more inventive uses http://bit.ly/g6gUpk (from the Observer)
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Of Still Waters, Single Parenthood and Facebook « Diasporadical

Of Still Waters, Single Parenthood and Facebook « Diasporadical | Kids-friendly technologies | Scoop.it
Parenting in the Facebook times: http://wp.me/pLD8s-167
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