YouTube may soon ban targeted ads on kids’ content

YouTube is allegedly planning on getting rid of targeted ads on videos aimed at children. It's not clear whether the decision comes as a result of the FTC's recent multimillion dollar fine -- imposed after YouTube was found to be violating federal da...

Technology alone won’t make your kids smarter

Ever plop your kids in front of some purportedly educational screen-based thing because you need 15 minutes of peace? Maybe, like me, you say to yourself, "It's 15 minutes. It's an educational app. It's not so bad. I just need to start dinner." There...

WW, formerly Weight Watchers, launches a weight loss app for kids

Last February, Weight Watchers drew criticism when it announced a free weight-loss program for teens ages 13 to 17. Skeptics feared the program would encourage obsessive eating habits in adolescents, but Weight Watchers -- since rebranded WW -- isn't...

Senators question whether Facebook is doing enough to protect kids’ privacy

Senators are questioning Facebook again. This time their concerns are related to a design flaw that let thousands of kids join group chats with unauthorized users, The Verge reports. Senators Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) w...

These child-friendly products are designed to solve your parenting troubles!

They say the moment you become a parent, your life changes irrevocably. Every parent wants what is the best for their children, however old they are (my mom still tries to make me do things using the same excuse) and add to it a designer parent, and you know the child will use products that have that delicate balance of fun, innovation to eco-friendly and safe designs that will make them the envy of every other parent on the block. Here’s presenting a collection of designs, from copper embedded cribs, lego-friendly furniture to clothes that grow with your child and more, that uniquely balance your needs while maintaining an aesthetic appeal that works for the adults as well!

The Argo Crib uses copper weaving to protect young children from electromagnetic radiation by Ludwig & Dominique with the Paris-based Studio Noir Vif 

Petit Pli uses a set of permanent folds that let clothes “unpack” when pulled, so they stretch over children as they get bigger by Ryan Mario Yasin

The crib, from the Swing collection, transforms into a bed by removing the rails making a perfect transition for kids and extends the lifespan of the entire collection well into childhood as designed by Micuna 

Studa furniture that lets you stick your Lego Bricks when not being used in construction otherwise by Studio Nine 

A perfect bunk bed for kids all age by Aenny Chung 

Moto Rocker brings a twist on the “rocking horse” this design is modeled after cafe racers of yesteryear and feature old-school headlights, taillights and “125CC engines” to get little ones excited by Felix Monza 

The Rockwell Bassinet that rocks and soothes while the baby is sleeping by Monte Design 

Boida Table is a coffee table that holds your books or your baby by Kunsik Choi 

The Rock & Roller by Luma Goods Co. is a fun, innovative toy that transforms from a rocker to a walker and then to a roller

The SWOODZ collection helps kids build their own vehicles or vehicular hybrids by VITO Design 

Blipblox is a synth made for kids that adults will like too

Blipblox is a synthesizer designed for children. The company behind it, Playtime Engineering, even calls it a toy. And it certainly looks like one. It's made out of bright, glossy, primary-colored plastic. The large knobs and buttons are cle...

Senator presses FTC to require stricter child protections from YouTube

Politicians aren't necessarily waiting for a formal investigation to ask YouTube to improve its policies on kids. Senator Ed Markey has sent a letter to the FTC warning that YouTube might have violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (a...

FTC reportedly investigating YouTube over children’s privacy

YouTube may have a particularly strong incentive to change how it handles kids' videos -- it appears to be under government scrutiny for its behavior. Sources for both the New York Times and Washington Post assert that the FTC is in the "late stages...