science
Predict What Your Future Children Look Like in "Virtual Embryos"

Remember those slightly horrifying sites that mash up two faces to tell you what your hypothetical babies might look like? With genome sequencing and "virtual embryos," we might actually be able to do that—using science. Read More >>

wtf
Claw Machines Continue to Devour Our Children Whole

Those who thought the world was safe from arcade claw machines gobbling up our youth, take heed. The ravenous mechanical creatures have struck again, this time claiming a three-year-old Nebraskan boy. Read More >>

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Online Streaming Police Want Age Gates Added to All UK-Facing Porn Sites

Children so young and innocent they haven't yet learned how to lie will be protected from internet porn if video streaming watchdog Atvod gets its way, with the online video board asking for a compulsory age gate to be attached to all porn sites when viewed in the UK. Read More >>

health
Even Old Thirdhand Cigarette Smoke Residue May be Dangerous to Kids

Researchers torturing poor little lab mice have found that their health is compromised by simply being near the residue left behind by smokers, with lingering after-smells said to affect the health of mice. So smoking in cars with your kids is probably going to be going to be even worse. Especially if you're a mouse and your children are mice. Read More >>

internet
School Campaigners Want Every Child to Have Home Internet Access

Not enough children have access to the internet at home. This is according to a new campaign group, Mind The Gap, who aim to extend access to 100,000 children within a year – especially targeting the poorest households – to ensure that young students can get online to do homework, revision and individual study. Read More >>

music
Music Doesn't Make Your Child Smarter, So Cancel Those Tuba Lessons

Today's research on the poor brains of lab-children has debunked one of the more popular myths about music, with researchers claiming there's no link between early music lessons and a child's later intelligence. Read More >>

wtf
Remember That Day of Immense Pain and Suffering With a Human Placenta Photo Frame

Artist Amanda Cotton has come up with an interesting niche gift item for new mothers, offering to turn their leftover placenta into a "lovely" photo frame. Read More >>

wtf
People Should Really Stop Trying To Sell Their Kids Online

We all know that there's some seedy stuff on Craigslist. This is the internet, after all. But it's so sad that desperate parents keep trying to sell their kids through Craigslist posts and connections. Just don't do that. Read More >>

wtf
Police Bust 12-Year-Old for Timeless Elastic Band Assault

A boy who accidentally pinged an elastic coat toggle into the face of another child had the shock of his life when police turned up on his doorstep, accusing the poor kid of bullying. Read More >>

gadgets
Swedish Kids Say Their Parents are too Tech-Obsessed

In a recent study, 33 per cent of Swedish parents surveyed (521 total) admitted that their phone and tablet use was a sore point with their kids. The children apparently said that their parents spend too much time on the devices. And experts are weighing in about the developmental damage this could cause. Read More >>

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Generation Nexus Can Use Tablets Before They Can Speak

More stats covering the astonishing rise in the use of tablets among kids suggests our toddlers are happily gaming and taking photos of their stressed dads before they can properly speak. Which is fine, as no one talks to each other these days anyway. Read More >>

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How to Childproof Your Phones and Tablets, Without Being an Insane Control Freak

There are many ways to protect today's expensive gadgets from the inquisitive, dirty fingers of children. You can pretend they don’t exist and keep them on top of the wardrobe until they’re asleep, you can lock them down and make sure they only touch what you want them to, or you can be a good daddy and teach them the rights and wrongs of tech use. Read More >>

internet
New Cyberbullying Stats Show Parents Still Have Zero Control Over Their Offspring

Every time new statistics on cyberbullying and online harassment are released, one thing is made abundantly clear: parents really have no clue what their children are up to on the computer. Whether it's as simple as not letting nine-year-olds play 18-rated games after midnight, or as complex as trying to stop cyberbullying, it's clear that Britain's parents really suck at the whole computer thing. Read More >>

tablets
Nearly Two-Thirds of the UK's Three-Years-Olds Have a Tablet as a Toy

Stats into the reach of the tablet show that the parents of the nation are happy to use them to amuse, entertain or simply sedate a toddler, with 61 per cent of all three-year-olds now having access to a tablet on a regular basis. Read More >>

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Exploding Giant Bubbles Will Never Get Old

Though we can never be in awe of bubbles like we once were, we can still have fun with them. Lots of fun! And the easiest way to have more fun with bubbles is to go bigger and add in slow motion to capture the exploding bubbles. When you see these giant bubbles get popped in the park, they disappear instantaneously. When you see it in slow motion from Shanks FX, you see the water fireworks that follows the sphere-ish liquid amoeba. Read More >>

internet
What Do Kids Think About Social Media?

If you think that kids today are going to have screwed up childhoods because all they care about is playing with their phones or keeping up with friends on Facebook or shooting people in video games, well, there's still hope! Comedian Mark Malkoff sat down and talked with some kids about social media and the conversations were so adorable that it might just reaffirm your faith in humanity. Read More >>

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