Adorable Five-Year-Old Discovers Bonehead Xbox Vulnerability

Five-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel's parents didn't want him getting into the grown-up games on the family's Xbox, so they put the gory stuff behind a password. But Kristoffer's an inquisitive little guy, and he blew right past the parental safeguard—and discovered a pretty silly Xbox security flaw in the process. Read More >>

How to Install Parental Controls on All of Your Gadgets

Let's face it, the internet is a wicked cesspool of filth and debauchery filled with weirdos, pervs, and foul-mouthed trolls. You can ensure that your kids remain untainted by these corrupting influences while they surf the web simply by activating the integrated Parental Controls of every major OS and gaming system. Here's how.

Emoji in Real Life are Terrifying (But Could Save a Kid's Life)

What do you get when you apply the kindly, whimsical emoji you know and love to actual human faces? Nightmare fuel for days. But also a very clever ad campaign that aims to stop sexual predators from occupying your child's open tabs. Read More >>

BBFC Will Let Kids See Sweary Films After Relaxing Ratings Rules

The next time you go along to the cinema to see a 15 or 12A-rated film with your children, expect there to be good chance it'll have significantly more effing-and-blinding in it than was once thought acceptable, with the British Board of Film Classification relaxing rules on what profanities can make the cut into each age band. Read More >>

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 >>

Gadgets in the Bedroom Stress Kids, Disrupt Sleep and Impact on Brain Performance

The kids of the nation aren't going to like the advice dished out by Journal of Pediatric Psychology, which is suggesting that gadgets and TVs should be removed from the bedrooms of children to help them sleep. Because more sleep equals better brains. Read More >>

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 >>

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 >>

A Mountain Range of Shelves Turns This Kids' Library Into a Playground

Learning to read is a massive adventure in itself, but discovering the library, a magical place where the stories are plentiful and the books are free, is downright mind blowing. In an effort to match the fun between the pages, the Mexican branding studio Anagrama transformed the interior of a local heritage site into Niños Conarte, a geometric mountain range of literature. Read More >>

An A* Grade Will Be Worthless in New GCSE Overhaul

There's something special about being awarded an A* grade at an exam. I mean, it's a bloody star! What's not made better through association with a celestial body? Which makes the news of a fully-numeric new GCSE grading system for students studying in England so disappointing. It's not all that exciting to be striving for a "9", is it? Read More >>

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 >>

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 >>

Surreal Kids Classic The Clangers Coming Back to the BBC

The BBC has announced plans to fund a modern revival of ancient alien/mouse puppet show The Clangers, which will be back to baffle and quite possibly terrify a new generation of young kids from 2015. Read More >>

Make Kids Type-A From the Start With This Intense Toy Organiser

Childhood is about carefree play, but even kids have to move their crap out of the way sometime. Perhaps looking to lay down the law in a stylish way, Torafu Architects designed the koloro-wagon, which converts three stackable wooden baskets into a multi-tiered cart.
The koloro-wagon is really cleverly designed so the hinged handles of the baskets lean in at 45 degrees for easy carrying and then stand straight at 90 degrees to support another tier of basket on top for the cart arrangement. To turn the stack of baskets into a cart you put two sets of wheels and axles into grooves in the bottom basket. The cart was designed for furniture maker Ichiro. A fun strategy for putting kids to work around the house. Honestly, it's about time. [Spoon & Tamago] Read More >>

A Starry Mural That Hums When You Touch It

“Do Not Touch” is a bummer of a directive to give to curious kids. So when designer Scott Garner was selected for a Tough Art residency at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, he opted to create something that encouraged engagement with the piece itself, as well as with the people surrounding it. Read More >>

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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