12 year olds

12 year olds

Apps Rush: Skype, Opera Mini Next, Barbarian, iAlbums, CodeRunner, The Social Radio and more

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What's new on the app stores on Tuesday 28 February 2012A selection of 15 apps for you today:Skype for Windows PhoneMicrosoft has released a "pre-release" beta version of Skype for Windows Phone, offering voice, video calls and instant messaging. It's in advance of the full version coming later this year.Windows...
Apps Rush: Skype, Opera Mini Next, Barbarian, iAlbums, CodeRunner, The Social Radio and more

Apple Censors: Kinky Sex and G-Spots Fine for 12 Year Olds, But Penis Bad [Apple]

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Compare these two covers. On the left, Spanish science magazine Muy Interesante has an article titled "Myths and Truths About the Penis". On the right, your typical Cosmopolitan smut, from "50 Kinky Sex Moves" to "Your Other G-Spot." More »...
Apple Censors: Kinky Sex and G-Spots Fine for 12 Year Olds, But Penis Bad [Apple]

Making Club Penguin Safe for Kids Is Never "Done," Disney Says

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If you have young children, you probably know Club Penguin: A massively multiplayer game owned by Disney that’s a runaway hit with kids. At its Kelowna, Canada, headquarters this week, the company took members of the media behind the scenes and explained its efforts to preserve parents’ trust that those...
Making Club Penguin Safe for Kids Is Never "Done," Disney Says
Interact with the presidential debates on Xbox 360, win Halo 4 avatar awards

Moshi Monsters: the inside story of the hit website for children - video

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In 2008, British entertainment company Mind Candy created Moshi Monsters, a website for six- to 12-year-olds that allows users to adopt a pet monsterMiranda SawyerCameron Robertson...
Moshi Monsters: the inside story of the hit website for children - video

The regulators are alright: Why it's time for tech to give the feds a break

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Why can’t the government be more like Silicon Valley? It’s a common complaint by those who contrast the fast, innovative tech sector against the plodding ways of Washington. It’s also unfair. The Securities and Exchange Commission, for instance, just announced it is updating its rules for social media. The rules may...
The regulators are alright: Why it's time for tech to give the feds a break

The best children's books, 0-12 year-olds @guardianbooks (here's the 5-7 list: http://bit.ly/9RNnWF /cc @feedly

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The best children's books, 0-12 year-olds @guardianbooks (here's the 5-7 list: http://bit.ly/9RNnWF /cc @feedly

Pora Ora Founder Finds Kickstarter Campaign Has Dual Effect — Cash AND Users

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If the car-crash Facebook IPO has sent VCs running scared and accelerators issuing warnings to their young charges then perhaps it’s time to just break out the crowd-funding campaign? Plenty of startups seems to be doing it these days, but not many get their nine year old daughter to...
Pora Ora Founder Finds Kickstarter Campaign Has Dual Effect — Cash AND Users

Censored: Apple Content Filtering Needs Work

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Apple seems to think that "kinky sex moves" is appropriate content for 12 year olds, but rejected other content because it has the word "penis"....
Censored: Apple Content Filtering Needs Work

Facebook admits it is powerless to stop young users setting up profiles

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Director of policy for UK and Ireland admits company 'has not got a mechanism for eradicating problem' of underage usersFacebook has admitted that there is almost nothing it can do to stop young users setting up profiles and potentially being exposed to explicit content, online bullying and grooming.The world's biggest...
Facebook admits it is powerless to stop young users setting up profiles
Are 12-year-olds too young to start a business? Not according to Kidworth

Sherry Turkle Says Younger Kids Can't Handle Facebook Because Teens Fret About Looking Cool Online

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There have been many different definitions of "childhood" in history. Often, it meant "a series of fevered illnesses preceding a constant fight for survival," or if you were lucky, "a brief period of unpaid labor in preparation for a life of poorly-paid labor." The nominal modern notion of an extended...
Sherry Turkle Says Younger Kids Can't Handle Facebook Because Teens Fret About Looking Cool Online

[Infographic] How Many Pre-Teens Are on Facebook?

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If you have children of a certain age, they either have their own Facebook accounts or have asked you when they will be old enough to have their own. Parenting used to be a lot easier: back when my daughter was a teen, we just had to worry about AIM...
[Infographic] How Many Pre-Teens Are on Facebook?
MIT Psychologist, Sherry Turkle, Says Facebook For Pre-Teens is ‘Agonizing’

Yes, The DOJ Thinks It's A Crime When A 12 Year Old Reads The NY Times

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We've been talking a lot lately about the need for serious reform of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), which was initially supposed to be a law about malicious hacking, but has been used repeatedly by the DOJ and others to attack something so simple as a minor terms...
Yes, The DOJ Thinks It's A Crime When A 12 Year Old Reads The NY Times

Using spam emails in your classroom

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Looking for a new way of teaching persuasive writing? Then take a look at using spam emails - it's what English teacher Alan Gillespie did.The children we teach are the first of a new, crashing wave. The modern world is full of possibilities, but there are new and unforeseen hazards...
Using spam emails in your classroom

Euro 2012: CBBC's red button football frolics | Sonali Shah

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The CBBC football commentary that swept Twitter was intended as a complement, not an antidote, to BBC1's coverageI've been part of a CBBC commentary team twice before but we've never had a reaction quite like we did during and after our alternative commentary for the Euro 2012 final last night....
Euro 2012: CBBC's red button football frolics | Sonali Shah
NPR: Mike Daisey’s theatrical piece on Foxconn workers’ plight is mostly theatrics

Kids Find a Way to Facebook

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Facebook is working on technology that would let kids under the age of 13 sign up for the social network, according to people familiar with the matter. Surveys, meanwhile, show that a bunch of them are already there. Facebook currently won’t let users under the age of 13 set up...
Kids Find a Way to Facebook

KitApps Launches A Mobile App “Wizard” To Simplify DIY App Development

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It’s a familiar scenario for small business owners: You want your business to have a mobile presence, ideally native on Android and iOS, but you don’t want to pay a developer an armload to build that presence. You would do it yourself (after all, 12-year-olds can do it), but there’s...
KitApps Launches A Mobile App “Wizard” To Simplify DIY App Development
Web companies are ignoring the lucrative 50+ demographic

Jankstarr K: I'm Fat (And Nobody Likes Me)

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Metzger says it best: "Two belligerent 12-year-olds with more talent and charm than just about the entire music industry put together." Here's the video, with lots of links to how to follow these guys. They're on Twitter. (via Ectomo, via Dangerous Minds)...
Jankstarr K: I'm Fat (And Nobody Likes Me)

Move Over Dr Seuss: Rovio Readies Angry Birds Kids' Books, Partners With Publisher Egmont

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Angry Birds started life as a mobile app but it’s since become a sprawling merchandising and rights licensing empire for its creator Rovio — helping it rake in earnings of $106m in 2011. From clothes, to plush toys and even entire theme parks, the irate birds and smug pigs have...
Move Over Dr Seuss: Rovio Readies Angry Birds Kids' Books, Partners With Publisher Egmont
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