Tech & Gadgets



Welcome to this week’s roundup of family-related technology news. It feels very much like a ‘for-against’ week. Some stories highlighting some of the negative aspects when tech is badly or excessively used, while others reveal the positive benefits of tech for children’s education and development. Jump to a story using […]

Family Tech Roundup: Tech and development, celebs ban kids’ Internet, ...




Family Tech Roundup
Welcome to this week’s roundup of family-related technology news. This week we look at articles about the threat of child exploitation via social media and messaging apps, the problem of parents oversharing details about their kids, how to be a balanced tech role model, and the effect of affluence on […]

Family Tech Roundup: Online child exploitation, ‘sharenting’, tech role model, ...


Welcome to this week’s roundup of family-related technology news. This week we have problems for Facebook, concerns over YouTube Kids and a net-connected Barbie, life-saving technology for developing countries, STEM/STEAM toys, and the Masterpiece software for Osmo. Jump to a story using the link below or just scroll down to […]

Family Tech Roundup: Facebook, YouTube Kids, STEM toys, developing world ...




A 12-year-old boy, twice banned by his father from using Facebook, has created his own social network designed exclusively for children. GromSocial was created by Zach Marks of Melbourne Beach, Florida, after asking his mother for permission to build a ‘safe’ site for his friends and siblings to use, and […]

GromSocial: Safe social network created by kids for kids





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There have always been bullies in schools and colleges, but the methods they use have evolved along with technology. Cyber-bullying — using technology such as computers and mobile phones to inflict some kind of hurt or embarrassment to a victim — is a fairly new phenomenon but one that’s set […]

“Sexting’ teens should be reeducated not criminalised, says NY lawmakers